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Dusk, Snow, Woods and Alexei Sayle

I walked home tonight just at dusk hoping that the light would hold for long enough for me to get through the woods before it got dark and I started to walk into things or get lost.

I was ok thankfully and just made it.

I continued listening to Alexei Sayle’s “Stalin Ate My Homework” on the way back which is an excellent read, or in my case listen as I’ve got the audio book version. I would recommend it to anyone. Unless of course you don’t like Alexei Sayle in which case you probably shouldn’t bother with it.

I must be over half way through now and I’ve really enjoyed it. It is funny and poignant at the same time, and a deeply personal reflection on his quite unusual childhood.

I’ve especially enjoyed the way the book doesn’t so much tell the story of his childhood but more meanders through it in a seemingly haphazard manner. I guess in many ways that childhood is like that. Today it made a good backdrop to my journey.

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Stalin Ate My Homework

My latest audiobook listen is Alexei Sayle’s “Stalin Ate My Homework“.

When I bought it I didn’t know what to expect except that I’ve always enjoyed his sense of humour. So far it is a great listen. He’s reading it himself and as it is about his life it is full of feeling. It is funny and sad and very unusual. I’m only about 3 hours into it and it is 8 hours long, but I’m enjoying every minute of it,

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Dr Who: Demon Quest

I finished listening to part 3 of this story today. The remaining parts still haven’t been released. Another 2 are due.

Demon Quest is the second new story that Tom Baker has recorded. The first one, Hornet’s Nest was really good and I enjoyed it a lot, but this one hasn’t grabbed me as much, or that is it hadn’t until today. I think that part 3 was much better than the 1st 2 parts of the story, so I’m hopeful that the next and final 2 parts will be good too. They’re released on the 2nd of December, so it isn’t long to wait.

In the meantime I’m going to listen to Alexei Sayle’s ‘Stalin Ate My Homework’, which should be fun.

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Getting to the end of Dune

I’m a big fan of audio books and have been for ages. I used to have a lot of walking to do on my journey to work every day and it was a good way of listening to more than just music.

I’ve listened to all sorts of things from fiction to history to music theory, and over the last few weeks I’ve finished listening to one of the biggest stories. Dune.

I’ve listened to:

  • Dune
  • Dune Messiah
  • Children of Dune
  • God Emperor of Dune
  • Heretics of Dune
  • Chapterhouse Dune

It feels kind of odd to have finished listening to the books now. A bit like there’s no where left to go.

I know that there are the prequel books and a few others in the franchise too now, and I’ll probably get around to listening to those at some point, but for now it feels like an ending, and it is.