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Audiobooks? Really?

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This is about Audio only books. Just a question like, but is the world a blind 7 year old?

If so, what's the point in an Audiobook. With the Aenarion "book" being released this October, I'm heavily pissed off that I have to read about one of the best characters in history, ranking alongside Nagash and Morkar, with it in my ear (I do mean Indraugnir, btw).

Like I said, I'm a bit pissed off that I, and the Black Library can't be more adult about reading material in this manner. Hell, I like listening to music/tv as I read - and it is a bit shit that I can't do both.

Am I the only one who feels that way?

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Audiobooks, themselves, then no. They allow small, yet by-no-means insignificant details to be covered without the need for a costly (In both money and author's time) novel. Also, they act as great filler inbetween novels. Such as Throne of Lies for the Night Lord series and Firedrake for the Salamander series. So no, short of the ridiculous cost of £10 for ~75 minutes of either excellent (If its Toby Longsworth) or horrid (Anyone else) narrating, I don't have a problem with them.

But then we come to Aenarion. Why? Just pure why? Not only is the most compelling and cataclysmic story of the Warhammer World degraded into ~75 minutes. But its timing is silly-

Firstly, currently within the Sundering Trilogy

Why the fuck are we suddenly transported back to the War against the Daemons? (Second or first incurion? I'm betting first, as the Widowmaker helped end the first) Its ludicrous. This audiobook should have been released inbetween Malekith and Shadow King. Not only does Shadow King feature characters that could be included in Aenarion,
, but also would work in antithesis with Malekith's gambit to claim the Phoenix throne at the end of the first novel.

Will I buy it? Hell yes. It's my favorite theatre of literature in both Black Library and the ''Real book world''. And it's Thorpe, the man can spin the epitome of a yarn.:so_happy:
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