Today, I am again answering questions posed from the readership.
Dennis’ question is pretty straight forward. It’s funny, however, that he thinks I have any ideas in this area: Where are the bass post spawn?
Dennis, a quick Google search tells me a few things:
- Bass are fish
- They spawn
This led to an Images search, which is how I can bring to you the fruits of 90 seconds research on bass’ preferred locations both pre- and post- spawn. Think of the pre-spawn info as a bonus.
Jan and Shawn asked the same-ish questions, so here goes:
Jan: Current book obsession? You love audiobooks like I do. Does a reader make or break how much you like the audiobook?
Shawn: What are you reading?
I am listening to The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith, which is J.K. Rowling’s pseudonym. It’s the second in a three book series surrounding lead character Cormoran Strike. It’s got an easier feel to it than Casual Vacancy ever had, and I enjoyed the first book. I just finished The Revenant, by Michael Punke. It was OK, but not as good as I’m hoping the movie will be. I know that’s rare, but the book was reasonably Spartan in its storytelling, and I’m hoping the Hollywood-ization of it will be a big payoff.
I have a new Audible credit coming to me on the 11th, and I’m going to use it for Stephen King’s final installment in the Mr. Mercedes/Finders Keepers trilogy. I just purchased A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest. It’s supposed to be a wonder unlike anything since Harry Potter. The first book was $0.99, so I’m not out much. I’m taking a short break between Outlander books. After 4,000+ pages, I need a time out from Jamie and Claire.
As to audiobook performers, it’s more of a “make” situation than a “break” situation. A performance is rarely bad, but it’s not often special. Some notable performances for me have been:
- Davina Porter, Outlander (great mix of English, French, Scots)
- Wil Wheaton, Ready Player One
- Will Patton, anything Stephen King
- Sissy Spacek, To Kill a Mockingbird (*a special treat)
- Archie Panjabi, I Am Malala (the music in this lady’s Paki voice…wow!)
- Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne, Gone Girl (his/her parts)
- Tim Curry, Journey to the Center of the Earth (Tim freakin’ Curry!)
So that’s what I’ve got today.
Jan, what is your favorite audiobook performance? Is there a reader who drives you crazy? Shawn and Jan, what are you reading? Though I think Shawn spends his “free” time writing these days, not reading. Dennis, I hope this helps.