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colouringindoors Thu 30-Jul-20 11:16:12

I've taken the plunge and signed up with Audible, mainly for my holiday!

Not quite sure where to start tbh.
Will get Where the crowd crawdads sing. I like drama, bit of crime eg Rowling's Strike series. Books I've recently enjoyed include:

All the light we cannot see
Wolf Border - Sarah Hall
Line Moriaty - little white lies, nine perfect strangers
Sarah Waters
c j Samson
enjoy Jane Austen but maybe have read them too much
Dorothy l Sayers Peter Wimsey
Georgette Heyer

So I need a good story, not too intellectual/intense but not total chicken lit and not too gloomy dark/grisly


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colouringindoors Thu 30-Jul-20 11:16:38

*chick not chicken!

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OrigamiOwl Thu 30-Jul-20 11:37:36

I've just finished listening to a couple of adult Anthony Horowitz novels (Magpie Murders, The word is murder and The sentence is death - they aren't as teaching as they sound, I'd say they were pretty gentle crime fiction, not very dark).

OrigamiOwl Thu 30-Jul-20 11:38:09

*dark, not teaching!

doodleygirl Thu 30-Jul-20 11:38:45

Handmaids Tale,
Elton John Bio
Michelle Obama Bio

colouringindoors Thu 30-Jul-20 16:13:20

ooh thanks origami

doodly testaments is def a goer thanks

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MulberryPeony Thu 30-Jul-20 21:29:22

The latest Philip Pullman, The Book of Dust read by Michael Sheen (I wish there was a heart eyes emoji in MN)

Tomi Adeyemi The Children of Blood and Bone (African magi YA story)

Kate Atkinson Transcription it took a little while for me to get into but very good overall

on my to listen to:
The Nickel Boys
One of Us Is Lying
The Secret Runners it New York
The Word is Murder

SpeckledyHen Thu 30-Jul-20 21:37:20

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Becoming - Michelle Obama
The Shell Seekers

CormoranStrike Thu 30-Jul-20 21:38:02

Robert Galbraith’s books are good, but I would say that wouldn’t I?

Onlyaprawn Thu 30-Jul-20 22:14:32

I'm currently listening to The Dutch House by Ann Patchett which is narrated by Tom Hanks and is fab. I also really enjoyed Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton and American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

colouringindoors Thu 30-Jul-20 22:41:28

Love cormoran

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JingsMahBucket Fri 31-Jul-20 08:07:29

I also thought Kate Atkinson’s “Transcription“ was really good.

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