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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2012, 03:21:21 PM »
Does the Harry Potter audio books count?  Jim Dale is great.
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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2012, 03:33:49 PM »
Does the Harry Potter audio books count?  Jim Dale is great.

IMO reading a book and listening to the audio are the same.

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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2012, 03:34:22 PM »
Here is my comic book list that is going to go on my blog with descriptions/thoughts sometime in the next couple of days...

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Title and issue numbers if applicable (regular writer/regular artist)- publisher

FAVORITE 25 MARVEL/DC CHARACTERS COMIC BOOKS OF 2011
Action Comics #1-4 (Grant Morrison/Rags Morales)- DC
All-Star Western #1-4 (Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray/Moritat)- DC
Amazing Spider-Man #652-676 (Dan Slott/various)- Marvel
Animal Man #1-4 (Jeff Lemire/Travel Foreman)- DC
Aquaman #1-4 (Geoff Johns/Ivan Reis)- DC
Batgirl #17-24 (Bryan Miller/Dustin Nguyen)- DC
Batman #1-4 (Scott Snyder/Greg Capullo)- DC
Batman Incorporated #3-8 (Grant Morrison/various)- DC
Batwoman #1-4 (W. Haden Blackman/J.H. Williams III)- DC
Daredevil #1-7 (Mark Waid/Paolo Rivera and Marcos Martin)- Marvel
Deadpool MAX #4-12 (David Lapham/Kyle Baker)- Marvel
Detective Comics #873-881 (Scott Snyder/Jock and Francesco Francavilla)- DC
FF #1-13 (Jonathan Hickman/Steve Epting)- Marvel
Flashpoint: Batman- Knight of Vengeance #1-3 (Brian Azzarello/Eduardo Risso)- DC
Frankenstein Agent of SHADE #1-4 (Jeff Lemire/Alberto Ponticelli)- DC
Journey Into Mystery #622-632 (Kieron Gillen/Doug Braithewaite)- Marvel
The Punisher #1-6 (Greg Rucka/Marco Checchetto)- Marvel
Punisher MAX #10-20 (Jason Aaron/Steve Dillon)- Marvel
The Shade #1-3 (James Robinson/Cully Hamner)- DC
Swamp Thing #1-4 (Scott Snyder/Yanick Paquette)- DC
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #1-5 (Brian Michael Bendis/Sara Pichelli)- Marvel
Uncanny X-Force #4-19 (Rick Remender/various)- Marvel
Vengeance #1-6 (Joe Casey/Nick Dragotta)- Marvel
Wolverine and the X-Men #1-3 (Jason Aaron/Chris Bachalo)- Marvel
Wonder Woman #1-4 (Brian Azzarello/Cliff Chiang)- DC

FAVORITE 25 CREATOR OWNED/INDEPENDENT COMIC BOOKS OF 2011
American Vampire #11-22 (Scott Snyder/Rafael Albuquerque)- Vertigo
BPRD #74-86 (Mike Mignola and John Arcudi/Guy Davis)- Dark Horse
The Boys #50-61 (Garth Ennis/Darick Robertson)- Dynamite
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #1-4 (Joss Whedon/Georges Jeanty)
Butcher Baker and the Righteous Maker #1-7 (Joe Casey/Mike Huddleston)- Image
The Cape #1-3 (Joe Hill/Zach Howard)- IDW
Casanova: Avaritia #1-2 (Matt Fraction/Gabriel Ba)- Icon
Chew #17-22 (John Layman/Rob Guillory)- Image
Criminal: Last of the Innocents #1-4 (Ed Brubaker/Sean Phillips)- Icon
Echo #28-30 (Terry Moore)- Abstract
Fables #101-112 (Bill Willingham/Mark Buckingham)- Vertigo
Habibi (Craig Thompson)- Pantheon
Irredeemable #21-32 (Mark Waid/Peter Krause)
iZombie #9-20 (Chris Roberson/Mike Allred)- Vertigo
Locke and Key #22-27 (Joe Hill/Gabriel Rodriguez)- IDW
Love and Rockets #4 (Gilbert Hernandez/Jaime Hernandez)- Fantagraphics
Morning Glories #6-14 (Nick Spencer/Joe Eisma)- Image)
Scalped #45-54 (Jason Aaron/R.M. Guera)- Vertigo
Severed #1-5 (Scott Snyder/Atilla Futaki)- Image
The Sixth Gun #8-17 (Cullen Bunn/Brian Hurtt)- Oni
Super Dinosaur #1-6 (Robert Kirkman/Jason Howard)- Image
Sweet Tooth #17-28 (Jeff Lemire)- Vertigo
The Unwritten #21-32.5 (Mike Carey/Peter Gross)- Vertigo
The Walking Dead #81-92 (Robert Kirkman/Charlie Adlard)- Image
Who is Jake Ellis? #1-5 (Nathan Edmondson/Tonci Zonic)- Image
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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2012, 03:43:12 PM »
Jekyll and Hyde, A Turn of the Screw, A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, Don't Let Me Be Lonely, Nets, The Monk.

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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2012, 04:32:54 PM »
I'd put both The Magicians and The Magician King at the top of my list. Both great reads.
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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2012, 05:19:50 PM »
Does the Harry Potter audio books count?  Jim Dale is great.

IMO reading a book and listening to the audio are the same.

I will never, ever, agree with this statement.  I have nothing against audio books, but the experiences are completely different.
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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2012, 05:31:28 PM »


Her second novel, after the wonderful Sharp Objects
Kevin: Yes, why does there have to be evil?

Supreme Being: I think it has something to do with free will.

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Verna: I suppose you think you raised hell.

Tom: Sister, when I've raised hell you'll know it.

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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2012, 07:33:16 PM »
Does the Harry Potter audio books count?  Jim Dale is great.

IMO reading a book and listening to the audio are the same.

I will never, ever, agree with this statement.  I have nothing against audio books, but the experiences are completely different.

Don't get me wrong. Of course the experiences are different. I was just commenting on the idea that you can't claim to have read a book you listened to.

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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #18 on: January 01, 2012, 07:42:04 PM »
I finished one and started another audiobook version of Mark Kermode's books. I think the audio version is without a doubt the superior way to get the material. Kermode is such a skilled vocal presenter that you lose a little something with just the words.

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Re: The Best Thing We've Read All Year {2011 Edition}
« Reply #19 on: January 01, 2012, 10:32:46 PM »
I haven't had too many experience with fiction audiobooks. I'm not sure if I prefer it or not. I'm encouraged to try this Jim Dale version of the Potter Series sometimes that everybody speaks so highly of. I noticed there was a Stephen Fry version also (I'm surprised THIS isn't considered the definitive version).

I much less hesitant about going to an audiobook for non-fiction, so I'm glad that's becoming more common.