German Excursion…

Monster 1983: Die komplette 1. Staffel (Monster 1983, #1-10)
by Ivar Leon Menger,  Anette Strohmeyer (Goodreads Author), Raimon WeberNana Spier (Narrator), Erich Räuker (Narrator), Simon Jäger (Narrator), Andreas Fröhlich (Narrator), Benjamin Völz (Narrator) , David Nathan(Narrator), Luise Helm (Narrator), Ekkehardt Belle (Narrator)

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Ich konsumiere meine Bücher und Hörbücher normalerweise nur in Englisch. Diese Hörspiel war umsonst, daher dachte ich mir, ich versuche mal mein Glück! Beim zweiten Anlauf habe ich dann auch bis zum Ende durchgehalten. 


Morde in einer kleinen, beschaulichen Küstenstadt in New England. Ein Sheriff klärt auf. Schlagworte mysteriös und unheimlich. Das Ende war nicht schlecht und könnte mich tatsächlich dazu bewegen, mir die zweite Staffel zu holen. 

Die Wahl des Ortes und des Jahrzehnts haben sich mir nicht erschlossen. „Gruselspaß“ und ein „schrecklich schauriges Hörvergnügen“ — Na ja, es ging so. Obwohl es letzte Nacht im dunklen Schlafzimmer schon kurz etwas gruselig war, für ungefähr 20 Sekunden…


Die Besetzung war in der Tat super. Ich kann mit den Namen zwar nichts anfangen, da ich sehr wenig deutsches TV sehe, aber ein paar der Stimmen kamen mir bekannt vor. Allen voran der Bürgermeister mit der Synchronstimme von Magnum. Und war Fischer die Synchronstimme von Ralph Fiennes?

Ab und zu hatte ich Schwierigkeiten, die Personen auseinander zu halten.

Spannung: ★★☆☆☆

Story insgesamt: ★★★☆☆

Besetzung: ★★★★☆

Insgesamt war es ok. Wenn die zweite Staffel günstig ist, würde ich mir sie anhören. 

Warnung: Auf keinen Fall die Beschreibung der zweiten Staffel lesen, sie verrät zuviel!

I apologize for this review in German-only. The original audiobook is in German as well, so my brain ran in that direction. If the mood strikes me, I might translate it at some point.

Dewey‘s Readathon — Wrap-up

April 2020 Readathon Wrap-Up

And the 24 hours are up! I didn‘t read as long as I wanted, but the total is not bad. Maybe next time I will at least crack the twelve hours.

Total time read: 11h 32m, about 580 pages
 Ebook: 04h 23m, approx. 200 pages of this book— about 2 hours left.
Audio: 07h 09m, approx 380 pages — finished, review to come.

Releasing my inner nerd, that means I read about 50-90 pages per hour (depending on calculating it with or without the time I slept). That page count is pretty much on par for me. The whole calculation is highly subjective of course. Different fonts, page sizes, page layout, etc., skew the result…

Anyway, sorry for being a nerd! I will now catch up with Insta and Goodraeds and the rest of you guys in general…  Until the next Dewey‘s in October!

Dewey‘s — Recap of the last few hours

I’m up, I’m up!!! I slept through the last few hours. I had to, otherwise I would have been a total zombie today! Drawback: I will not even reach a total of 12 hours reading time. Here is a recap of the last few posts from Dewey‘s website:

Hour 23 – What motivates you to read?

What motivates me to read? I read a lot during work, which means I usually avoid non-fiction like the plague. It feels too much like work. I am trying to get better about that.

So traditionally I read for entertainment. Pure escapism, boldly going to places nobody has gone before. Well, no, I actually prefer to go together with others, therefore I have been very active on Goodreads for many years. There was a slump a few years back, but I rekindled my love of reading SF and found a great group on GR of likeminded people.

Hour 21 – Twenty-two Readathons Ago…

Do I remember my first readathon? Barely. It was a Dewey‘s Readathon as well, quite a few years ago. Back then I still used FB and Twitter and might have been active there. I don‘t remember if I stayed up or how many hours I managed to stay awake…

Hour 20 – why do you show up?

This time around I actually joined up wanting to connect and maybe find other reading enthusiasts with similar reading tastes. In my real life I don‘t really have that. Other readers, yes, but our reading tastes are very different and I have never managed to connect with them about books in a meaningful way. Reading SF and Fantasy is perceived as weird by many. No idea.   

Hour 16 – Do you want to be a kid again?

Nope, thank you. I never wanted to be a kid or a teenager again. I always enjoyed to be a grown-up. I am not a fan of YA and the only children‘s fiction I re-read fairly regularly is The Hobbit.

Hour 15 -Rachel Noel – Reading During Readathon

1. What are you reading right now?

I am still reading Behemoth and Monster 1983, as before. I might not finish them until the end of the readathon, but I plan to do so today.

2. How many books have you read so far?

Well, those two. I picked two chunksters for my readathon, hence a non-existing finishing list.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I spent most of it sleeping so far. I will try to read as much as possible until the finishing time. 

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

My parents called and I chatted with a friend. I gave up reading time for that, because people are important. The biggest interruption of my reading time was the readathon itself, with its updates, posts and Instagram. But it was fun.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

How much I let myself get distracted, when reading.

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