It’s time for another Reading Wales opportunity aka 1st March – 31st March dive into the literature and language of Wales courtesy as ever of Paula at Bookjotter.
In honour of the occasion – and to try something a bit different – I have downloaded two audio books from Welsh publisher Parthian’s website. I have discovered an app called Glassboxx a platform which enables indie publishers to supply (and benefit from) audio content without having to involve Amazon. The dowload speed wasn’t great – but I’m in the country and the…er… download speed isn’t great. I’ll let you know how I get on with my first audiobook experience. I shall be listening to:
Danny Abse. Ash on a Young Man’s Sleeve, Parthian Books. Read by Griff Rhys Jones.
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Ooh, these look good, Frances! 😀
Thanks Paula. Audiobook is a great departure for me. It’s 21st century here we come! Oh and best of luck with your move.
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Thanks for linking to my post Paula
I have never tried an audiobook either but Griff Rhys Jones could read the telephone directory and I would still listen. I read this Dannie Abse book very many years ago
Haha. Yes I agree. The voices he does are spot on.
Is that an image of Bala Lake? For me it’s such a quinessential Welsh view.
I do believe it is. How clever of you. It was taken quite a few years ago now but definitely that area of Wales.
I have almost exactly the same photo taken in 1991!!
Ooh, I’ve added The Journey is Home to my wishlist – and I’ve met Dannie Abse! He came and gave a poetry reading when I was a schoolgirl and I (the horror, the horror) gave him some of my own woeful poems to look at! Deary me. I hope you enjoy these.
You met him! I’m sure he enjoyed reading your poetry. He was a great man.