Finished Listening: Jan 28, 2020
Started Listening : January 23, 2020
Just like every other kids in the 90’s, Jurassic Park was my first introduction to the world of dinosaurs. I bought A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs by Ben Garrod as part of the Audible Originals monthly selection for July.
Divided into six chapters, each chapter included interviews with paleontologists with insightful commentary.
- What is a Dinosaur?
- Size Matters
I learned about the Dreadnoughtus and the Patagotitan finds.
- Feathered Freaks
The velociraptor shown in Jurassic Park was not a velociraptor, but rather a Deinonychus.
- Who Needs Bones?
How fossils help us understand dinosaurs, including their poop?
- What is Not a Dinosaur?
There were no dinosaurs in the oceans. They were called Plesiosaurs.
- The Fall of Dinosaurs
We all know how that happened.
Overall, it was an interesting and captivating read that I definitely recommend.
Finished Listening: 07 January 2020
December 31, 2019 – Finished Listening
One of the very first vampire thrillers, this audio adaptation follows 18-year-old Laura as she recounts the story of her mysterious, intriguing and beautiful house guest Carmilla, who is stranded in the forest after a carriage accident and taken in by Laura’s widowed father. The girls develop a friendship which turns into a passionate meeting of souls. A relationship of vampire and prey, the story is told through Laura’s eyes as she is drawn further into Carmilla’s terrifying world of pleasure and pain.
A masterpiece of erotic Gothic horror, Carmilla encompasses mystery, suspense, forbidden lust, violence…and lots of blood…
Carmilla has been dramatized by Robin Brooks, an actor, dramatist and author who has been working as a playwright for over 25 years. Carmilla was directed by Fiona McAlpine of Allegra Productions for Audible Originals.
Tony and Emmy Award winner Billy Crystal leads an all-star cast including Oscar winner Kevin Kline (President David Murray) and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening (First Lady Katherine Murray) in a performance of this hilarious and poignant story about a man desperately scrambling to put his affairs in order: to save his presidency, his marriage, his relationship with his daughter—and possibly his life.
President David Murray starts the day in crisis. He’s lost control of Congress, has to decide whether to run for a second term, and his wife and teenage daughter are barely talking to him. What’s more, the Angel of Death has sent a rather inept “repo man” who is at the foot of his bed, giving him only one more day to live.
Cast members include Justin Bartha, Irene Bedard, Annette Bening, Chris Cafero, Dick Cavett, Auli’i Cravalho, Billy Crystal, Rachel Dratch, Darrell Hammond, Christopher Jackson, Robert King, Kevin Kline, and Robin Thede.
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Completed listening – December 13, 2019