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Dave and Aaron (along with the occasional guest) talk about books around the water cooler! We'll review books, share author news, and provide strategies to help you read more! Email us at backlistpodcast@gmail.com http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:391458546/sounds.rss

Dave and Aaron (along with the occasional guest) talk about books around the water cooler! We'll review books, share author news, and provide strategies to help you read more! Email us at backlistpodcast@gmail.com http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:391458546/sounds.rss

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United States

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Dave and Aaron (along with the occasional guest) talk about books around the water cooler! We'll review books, share author news, and provide strategies to help you read more! Email us at backlistpodcast@gmail.com http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:391458546/sounds.rss

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode #24 - How To Stop Time

4/1/2018
This is the beautiful and bittersweet story of a man who ages at 1/15th of the speed of everyone else... Dave loved it! #books #reviews #scifi #drama #timetravel Music by hooksounds.com

Duration:00:04:46

Episode #23 - William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope

3/29/2018
Dave and Aaron are HUGE fans of Star Wars, but how good is the "Shakespeare" adaptation of a New Hope? Aaron shares his thoughts... #books #reviews #scifi #starwars #shakespeare #theatre

Duration:00:09:29

Episode #22 - The Brilliance Trilogy

3/23/2018
This book is what you'd get if you crossed X-Men and the Bourne Identity. Dave just wrapped up the trilogy and won't stop raving about it. Have you read it? What are your thoughts? Message us at backlistpodcast@gmail.com #bookreviews #scifi #thriller #abnorms #mutants Music by hooksounds.com

Duration:00:09:23

Episode #21 - The Warrior Within

3/18/2018
Aaron reviews the brand new novella from debut author Angus McIntyre! It's a very cool book about a man with multiple personas in his head--each with a unique set of skills--who must defend his town from dangerous mercenaries. #books #reviews #sciencefiction Music by hooksounds.com

Duration:00:09:25

Episode #20 - Mort(e)

3/14/2018
After reading this book, we can no longer fully trust house pets. It is suuuuper weird and dark, but it is impossible to put down. #bookreviews #dystopian #scifi #animals #EMSAH Music from hooksounds.com

Duration:00:08:34

Episode #19 - The Handmaid's Tale

3/12/2018
While Dave readily admits that the book was well-written, he thought The Handmaid's Tale was wildly unpleasant... If you like dark, depressing dystopian novels, this might be for you! #bookreviews #scifi #dystopian Music by hooksounds.com

Duration:00:10:00

Episode #18 - Broaden The Backlist: Comedic Sci-Fi and Fantasy

3/12/2018
Dave and Aaron suggest some of their favorite comedic sci-fi and fantasy titles! Did they forget your favorite? Email us at backlistpodcast@gmail.com. #booksuggestions #scifi #fantasy #comedy Music by hooksounds.com

Duration:00:09:55

Episode #17 - A Walk In The Woods

3/1/2018
With spring arriving and the weather warming up, you may just feel like taking a walk in the woods... just watch out for the bears! Aaron shares his thoughts on the unique comedy/drama/travel memoir. #bookreviews #nature #humor #davewantstogohikingwithyou Music provided by www.hooksounds.com

Duration:00:09:43

Episode #16 - Dark Matter

2/24/2018
Dopplegangers! Kidnappings! Multiverses! Oh my! Dave and Aaron (or at least some version of them) discuss the latest sci-fi thriller from the guy who wrote Wayward Pines. #bookreviews #scifi #thriller #icecream #kidnappings #multiverse Music by hooksounds.com

Duration:00:08:45

Episode #15 - Killers Of The Flower Moon

2/17/2018
We take a break from the sci-fi/fantasy books we normally cover to discuss a pretty shocking story of cold blooded murder from the 1920s. While the book isn't a "fun" read, it's important that we know the horrors of our history. #bookreviews #truecrime #mystery #history #nonfiction Music courtesy of hooksounds.com

Duration:00:03:59

Episode #14 - Artemis

2/14/2018
On a very special Valentine's Day episode, Aaron chats with his wife Heather about the latest sci-fi spectacle from Andy Weir, the author of The Martian. Does this book suffer from the classic "Sophomore Slump" or does it stick the (moon) landing? #bookreview #scifi #moonheists #allthatjazz All of our music on the podcast comes from hooksounds.com

Duration:00:04:59

Episode #13 - The Three-Body Problem

2/10/2018
The Three-Body Problem is the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Aaron shares some of his thoughts on it. Have you read it? Share your thoughts at backlistpodcast@gmail.com #scifi #bookreviews #Trisolaris #chaoticera Tunes are from hooksounds.com

Duration:00:04:16

Episode #12 - Two Minute Tip: Audio Books (Part 2)

2/10/2018
Where's the best place to find/buy/borrow audio books? Dave and Aaron have some suggestions on where to get started. #audiobooks #twominutetips #overdrive #librivox #audible #library The cool intro music came from hooksounds.com

Duration:00:02:34

Episode #11 - Two Minute Tip: Audio Books (part 1)

2/8/2018
I thought that this was a podcast about reading books? Aren't audio books cheating? NOPE! Prepare to double your double the number of books you read. #twominutetip #books #reading #audiobooks All that cool music in our podcasts comes from hooksounds.com

Duration:00:01:49

Episode #10 - Sourdough

2/7/2018
What do you get when you combine a book about the joys of technology with the passion of baking? This weird, wonderful gem of a book by the same author who brought you Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore. Dave really enjoyed this book (which is not surprising based on how much bread he eats). Have you read it? Share your thoughts at backlistpodcast@gmail.com #fiction #bookreview #slurry #doublespicy Music provided by hooksounds.com

Duration:00:04:58

Episode #9 - The Sudden Appearance Of Hope

2/3/2018
This book won the 2017 World Fantasy Award, so we had to take a look at it. The protagonist: a jewel thief who people immediately forget about 60 seconds after they stop talking to her... their memories of her are completely gone. Dave LOVED the premise of the book, but does it stick the landing? To share with us what you are reading, email backlistpodcast@gmail.com. #thriller #scifi #review #doyouhaveperfection? (Musical goodness provided by hooksounds.com)

Duration:00:04:34

Episode #8 - Altered Carbon

1/30/2018
Is it a sc-fi novel? Is it a harboiled detective noir? Yes. What are you reading? Message us at backlistpodcast@gmail.com #scifi #mystery #bodysleeves Music courtesy of www.hooksongs.com ****EPISODE NOTE: According to reviews, the Netflix show is very, very graphic and we are super bummed out :( While we really enjoyed the book, we are in NO WAY endorsing the series. Resorting to "sexploitation" in order to get viewers for your show is gross. Yes, there was content issues in the book (I...

Duration:00:09:59

Episode #7 - Kings of the Wyld

1/30/2018
It's time to get the band back together for a reunion tour: a suicide mission into the Heartwyld. Dave and Aaron share about one of their favorite fantasy titles from 2017. #fantasy #bookreviews #GRRMmeetsTerryPratchett Spicy tunes provided by www.hooksounds.com

Duration:00:07:53

Episode #6 - Two Minute Tip; Multibooking

1/30/2018
Multibooking... it's like pinball... for books! Do you read one book at a time or do you read multiple books simultaneously? Email us your thoughts at backlistpodcast@gmail.com. #twominutetip #bookpinball Music by www.hooksounds.com

Duration:00:06:16

Episode #5 - Annihilation/Southern Reach Trilogy

1/30/2018
Dave and Aaron are sharply divided on this baffling, unsettling series. Dave explains why he's a hater... Aaron explains why Dave's opinion is completely wrong. What are you reading? Drop us a line at backlistpodcast@gmail.com #scifi #dividedopinions #bookreviews #Whereliesthestranglingfruit (Bleep bloops courtesy of www.hooksounds.com)

Duration:00:04:49