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After hearing sheepys sexy voice on radio 4 this morning (had to have a lie down afterwards) I heard someone suggest he should listen to Audio books in order to make him nod off. Does anyone have any soporific suggestions to help the sheep in his quest for snoredom.
My husband came up with the first suggestion. "The brief history of everything" by Bill Bryson. He had it playing in his car but kept feeling his eyes drooping everytime he played it. He had to take it out in the end. He never managed to finish it because he would drop off after the second sentence.
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« Reply #1 on: 10/01/2009 12:43:13 »
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You're very kind and very generous about my voice Shazza !  [;)]

I've read that Bill Bryson and it's great !..Perhaps Bill himself can record just for little ole me an audio version. I am hoping that Ms Trollpe will take me up on my invitation to send me her entire portfolio !  [;)]

Perhaps Chris can record for me an audo version of his Naked Science book ?

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ps: Oh My !..I just played the podccast ...doesn't it always make you cringe when you hear your own voice !! ?


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« Reply #2 on: 10/01/2009 13:12:58 »
Neil, I heard you as well and your broadcast was so good, that
I have just used the BBC's "listen again" facility.

TNS has a sexy voiced sheepy

Also why not have an audio book of sheep husbandry.
I agree with you about Radio 4 and later on the World Service.

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She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #3 on: 10/01/2009 13:43:28 »
Awww, thanks Rosalind ! *blushing*

The time actually allotted to me was used up by the main guest who encroached on my designated slot and I found my self afterwards wishing that I had said things so much differently. You don't of course have any rehearsals.


I was on my best behaviour but 15mg of Nitrazepam the night before tens to quieten one down !!!

lol..sheep husbandry..yes indeed !
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« Reply #4 on: 10/01/2009 14:31:03 »
Does you wife know about your sleepy husbandary of the last two children?
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« Reply #5 on: 10/01/2009 14:43:16 »
ps: Oh My !..I just played the podccast ...doesn't it always make you cringe when you hear your own voice !! ?


Well I thought you sounded terrible!  [:P] Like one of these weirdos they have on Radio 4 [;)]! Is Joanna a big trollop?

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« Reply #6 on: 10/01/2009 15:25:10 »
ps: Oh My !..I just played the podccast ...doesn't it always make you cringe when you hear your own voice !! ?


Well I thought you sounded terrible!  [:P] Like one of these weirdos they have on Radio 4 [;)]! Is Joanna a big trollop?

Maybe and maybe not but Joanna Trollope is related to the 
author Anthony Trollope as he is her gt gt gt grandad
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« Reply #7 on: 10/01/2009 16:00:55 »
I thought Sheepy was chatting up the presenter, was she sexy or just another Trollope? Sheepy could be a radio 4 presenter. Did you ask if they had any vacancies?
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« Reply #8 on: 10/01/2009 16:08:35 »
Does you wife know about your sleepy husbandary of the last two children?

The sad thing is, I think she was asleep. I just took her !!..wham bam preggy mam !!

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« Reply #9 on: 10/01/2009 16:11:05 »
ps: Oh My !..I just played the podccast ...doesn't it always make you cringe when you hear your own voice !! ?


Well I thought you sounded terrible!  [:P] Like one of these weirdos they have on Radio 4 [;)]! Is Joanna a big trollop?

Thanks Paul...I luff ewe too !!  [;)]...I suppsoe you're right about the ' weirdo' bit !..I'm surprised I didn't see ewe lot there already !!

Joanna ? a Trollop....such a wench !!  [:D]
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« Reply #10 on: 10/01/2009 16:12:21 »
ps: Oh My !..I just played the podccast ...doesn't it always make you cringe when you hear your own voice !! ?


Well I thought you sounded terrible!  [:P] Like one of these weirdos they have on Radio 4 [;)]! Is Joanna a big trollop?

Maybe and maybe not but Joanna Trollope is related to the 
author Anthony Trollope as he is her gt gt gt grandad

Yep, it was mentioned in our little chit chats that were not broadcast about her distant heritage !
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« Reply #11 on: 10/01/2009 16:14:30 »
I thought Sheepy was chatting up the presenter, was she sexy or just another Trollope? Sheepy could be a radio 4 presenter. Did you ask if they had any vacancies?

LOL..Yes, yes I did !!..and I have sent them a follow up email already to ask if they have anything suitable !...I imagine ' toilet cleaner and ' bum wiper ' might be the only response I get !  [;)]

The presenter was Clare Balding !..that conjures up many a nice piccy !...she's that horsey sporty lass !!
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« Reply #12 on: 10/01/2009 16:18:00 »
Her voice is almost as sexy as yours. I'm getting some very bad pictures in my head now. I need another lie down. Pheeeew!
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« Reply #13 on: 10/01/2009 17:45:40 »
Her voice is almost as sexy as yours. I'm getting some very bad pictures in my head now. I need another lie down. Pheeeew!

Typical Australian Shazza behavior. Can we clean out the trailer trash now?
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« Reply #14 on: 10/01/2009 18:12:25 »
I thought Sheepy was chatting up the presenter, was she sexy or just another Trollope? Sheepy could be a radio 4 presenter. Did you ask if they had any vacancies?

LOL..Yes, yes I did !!..and I have sent them a follow up email already to ask if they have anything suitable !...I imagine ' toilet cleaner and ' bum wiper ' might be the only response I get !  [;)]

The presenter was Clare Balding !..that conjures up many a nice piccy !...she's that horsey sporty lass !!

Clare Balding was a horse rider once and her brother Andrew's a trainer (horses)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clare_Balding
Rosalind Franklin was my first cousin and one my life's main regrets is that I never met this brilliant and beautiful lady.
She discovered the Single DNA Helix in 1953, then it was taken by Wilkins without her knowledge or agreeement.

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« Reply #15 on: 10/01/2009 19:15:52 »
An audiobook I read twice by Stephen Colbert - "I AM America! And so can you!", might actually be too hilarious to make you fall asleep but you should listen nonetheless.

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« Reply #16 on: 10/01/2009 20:53:46 »
No, the whole point is that they should be dull and boring and have a monotonous voiced reader.
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« Reply #17 on: 10/01/2009 21:59:27 »
Car maintenance, I did suggest Sheep husbandry and Neil liked the idea, I was joking.

The encyclopedia Brittanica or a history of somewhere. I don't know
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« Reply #18 on: 10/01/2009 22:37:44 »
What about Steve Davis the snooker player. Has there ever been a book about him? He was really boring. Clement Floyd reading the phone book would be good. My History teacher was really dull. I hit my head really hard on the desk once because I fell asleep suddenly during some dictation in his lesson. It didn't half hurt!
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« Reply #20 on: 11/01/2009 01:51:08 »
I always start to nod off while listening to one of Stephen Frys podcasts, you can download them from the itunes shop for free. I normally can't listen to anything when trying to go to sleep, as I always start paying attention to it, but this is OK. There must be loads of really boring podcasts on itunes, and there are loads of sciencey lectures on itunes university too; quantum physics might work.

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« Reply #21 on: 11/01/2009 09:39:17 »
That new tennis player, Andy Murray, has the most monotonous voice EVER. He can speak without any modulation at all.

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« Reply #22 on: 11/01/2009 11:57:31 »
How about he checks on the BBC Shop site for audio books, they
do good ones or www.amazon.co.uk or his library to borrow
some audio tapes/CDs etc
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« Reply #23 on: 11/01/2009 17:14:56 »
Car maintenance, I did suggest Sheep husbandry and Neil liked the idea, I was joking.

The encyclopedia Brittanica or a history of somewhere. I don't know

Edward Gibbon - "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" Now THAT is boring, now matter who reads it. But it does have lessons for all of us.
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« Reply #24 on: 11/01/2009 18:21:47 »
This is more like it. My husband has war and peace to listen to when he retires. I bet he can't get past the first page.
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« Reply #25 on: 18/01/2009 10:21:59 »
On a bit of a tangent - my husband likes to listen to the radio to get himself to sleep, but I need absolute quiet. So I got him a 'soundasleep pillow' for christmas. Its a normal pillow with a little speaker embedded in it and a wire that plugs into the headphone socket of ipods etc. Its fantastic! He can hear the radio perfectly while I can't hear a thing. He sets his ipod to switch off after a certain time and we're away.  [|)]zzzzzzzz

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« Reply #26 on: 18/01/2009 11:14:35 »
Reading this thread has sent me to sle..e...e.p...ZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz !!
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« Reply #27 on: 18/01/2009 21:10:41 »
S-S-SH he has definitely nodded off. Lets all tip-toe away.
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« Reply #28 on: 18/01/2009 23:44:02 »
WHY?

TURN UP IRON MAIDEN, BARKEEP! WE NEED HARD ROCK HERE!
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