My First Richard Armitage Thrill in Weeks!!

Yes, so as you know, we’re super busy and I’m getting down to the line, leaving for Vacation in just about 48 hours… my PreoccupationWithArmitage has been comparatively non-existent. So much so that I’d actually forgotten, until Perry pointed it out, that there was the annual Richard Armitage Christmas message to be anticipated, and although I now remember seeing a tweet from Richard himself that he was narrating a short piece for Audible, I’d apparently forgotten about that, too.

61dkG0t-ZVL._SL300_This morning, I’d slept in a bit, and when I woke up, reached for my phone. There was a Twitter notification from @RCArmitage and, because my PreoccupationWithArmitage is down but not defeated entirely, it was the first thing I opened on the phone. A link to a free holiday promotion for members… 3 hours and 42 minutes, a Charles Dickens Christmas short story, The Chimes. And narrated by none other than the most talented narrator with the most deeply sexy voice that I have ever known!

I tell you, it was as if I’d received an early Christmas gift, and one I’d always wanted, and because I stumbled upon it from His tweet first, it actually felt like a gift from him to me!!!!

Re-energized me and gave me quite the Armitage Boost, which I’ve needed but not known I’d needed! I’m so happy to have discovered it this way- glad RA or his team was on the ball with that tweet. Now that I’m up and about, I see that there are a myriad of ways I could have found out about it, including blog mentions, forums, and even an e-mail from Audible with a link to open my “Free Holiday Gift For Our Members”.

It just felt special to find out about it from Richard, himself.

It’s downloading as we speak! I know what I’ll be listening to as I pack those suitcases today!!

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12 comments

  1. Chrissy · December 13, 2015

    Yes – it was a lovely surprise … I’ve downloaded it and am half way through!! Thank you Richard xxx

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    • jholland · December 14, 2015

      As always, his range of voices just impresses me no end! Loving it!

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  2. Servetus · December 13, 2015

    Super annoyed. No way am I joining audible, but I guess you can’t just buy it off their page. Whatevs.

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    • jholland · December 14, 2015

      Awww, I’m so sorry. I wondered what the situation would be for non-members. You could probably join Audible temporarily then discontinue after 1 month…. or however many months it takes before the other Charles Dickens book is out.

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  3. Guylty · December 13, 2015

    How thoughtful of him – just in time for your travels he gifts you an audio book to while away the time with. Enjoy your hols!

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    • jholland · December 14, 2015

      LOL… yes, he gifted me just in time for travelling with his voice in my ear. Pure bliss!

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      • Guylty · December 14, 2015

        Have started listening today when I had to go on a bus journey. Couldn’t stop listening – which is a new experience for me because I am not an audio book fan – and found myself grinning from ear to ear when he started making all sorts of different voices and accents in ch 1. Fabulous work.

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  4. Esther · December 13, 2015

    🙂 Enjoy!!

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    • jholland · December 14, 2015

      I definitely am! He’s just superb. And it’s a story I’ve never heard before. =)

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  5. Teuchter · December 13, 2015

    I’m so excited! It’s already downloaded to my phone all set to listen to later. All those months I was sick I had my Audible to hand (or should that be ear?) to listen to Richard every day. His voice – no matter what he was reading – got me through those days and nights. Thanks Richard for giving me/us yet another “gift” to add to my library! 🙂

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    • jholland · December 14, 2015

      Yes… there’s none like him. I do enjoy several other narrators, especially the men, but he’s in a class of his own. Are you loving it? (I am!)

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      • Teuchter · December 14, 2015

        Haven’t listened to much of it yet but from what I have heard it’s wonderful, bless his heart. The story is new to me too.

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