Category Archives: books

Audio book reviews March 2018

A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch – audio book cover from http://www.audible.co.uk Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie narrated by Tania Rodrigues This is a retelling of Sophocles’ Antigone… the conflict between family and tradition and the legal requirements of the … Continue reading

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Audio Book Reviews February 2018

This blog was originally aimed primarily at people with VI but I am delighted to have received a positive response from sighted people who enjoy audio books. One of the advantages of audio, is that you can listen while doing other … Continue reading

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Reviews (audio books, tv, movies, audio described theatre, and anything else that crops up)

In the 5 or more years my sight has deteriorated further new technology has improved beyond our wildest dreams. Nowadays all I need is an iPad, a mobile phone and a smart tv to access most of the things I … Continue reading

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2015 in Review

In terms of my VI, 2015 was a steady year of learning new things and adapting to my situation. I have covered most of these in previous blog posts and thought I would like to summarise them here at the start … Continue reading

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The Cheltenham Literature Festivals 2015

Travelling across the Vale of Evesham in the small train towards the  Cheltenham Literature Festivals, I wonder if I will be able to see the writers and panellists at the pre-booked sessions.  Or does it matter?  After all, I already … Continue reading

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Book review – John Galsworthy’s “Maid in Waiting”

The 7th novel of the Forsyte Chronicle and a big shift over to the aristocratic Mont family.  We have met some of the Monts before but I found it confusing to sort out relationships with no visual family tree.  In … Continue reading

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Review catch-up

I seem to have a lot of reviews to catch up with, so the AOB from the past few weeks gets a post all to itself. Listened to Shadow of The Silk Road, Colin Thubron, read by Jonathan Keeble. This … Continue reading

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