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Audiobooks
« on: November 18, 2006, 09:31:52 PM »
I'm going to be on the road for a good 40 or so hours these next few months. I'm thinking 40 hours of my usual music will drive me insane. So: audiobooks! Any good ones?

I just got Fight Club, but I've read and seen it too many times. Is the Haunted audiobook any good?

I don't want stuff that'll put me to sleep. I want some edgy exciting stuff, I guess.

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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2006, 09:58:11 PM »
Nacho's a Baptist, so he believes audiobooks are BAD, BAD, BAD!!!!!

I listened to John Steinbeck's "Travels with Charley" on audiobook, and found it a great experience.

Make sure you're getting the unabridged versions of whatever you pick up.

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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2006, 10:24:49 PM »
Steinbeck is edgy?

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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2006, 10:33:26 PM »
Well, not edgy . . . but it's good.

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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2006, 10:50:37 PM »
Oh! I forgot: Joe Frank. That crazy NPR performance artist who does crazy poetry readings. I just ordered "Just Get Me Out Of Here", but that wont arrive for a while. Anyone know where to get Joe Frank MP3s for download? He's hard to find.

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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2006, 10:54:31 PM »
They are bad.

But, if you must:

Something Wicked This Way Comes/Sound of Thunder.  Two great Bradbury stories... And Bradbury has always lent himself to audio.  Sometimes better than text.  He writes with that spoken narration feel... The audio set, unabridged, is 10 and a half hours.

And Bradbury will keep you going.  Also look for the unabridged Fahrenheit 451. 

Ah...
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&endeca=1&isbn=0786176261&itm=10

That actually tempts me...which is saying something.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes (1962) is a novel by Ray Bradbury. It is about two boys, Jim Nightshade and William Halloway, who have a harrowing experience with a nightmarish carnival that comes to their Midwestern town one October, and is presided over by the tattooed "Mr. Dark."

Five hours --

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&endeca=1&isbn=0786137622&itm=17


I loved the book, but hated the movie:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&endeca=1&isbn=1561007854&itm=18

10 hours.

The book had mutants, killer satellites, and a dark ending.  Nothing like the movie, and vastly superior.  People hate it because the movie wuz 4 dummiez and the book is for smart people.

Screwtape read by Cleese:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780944993156&itm=38  Cleese is hilarious.  He's read lots of classic shit, too.  Sadly, it's abridged... But still very good.  I have this one.

Latest Robicheux novel: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&endeca=1&isbn=074355423X&itm=54
Burke is a family friend.  He gives thumbs up on this recording.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&endeca=1&isbn=0143059211&itm=48
Dick Francis is always good for light entertainment that keeps you alert and thinking.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&endeca=1&isbn=1428112782&itm=89
BLOOD DEATH HORROR DARKNESS

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&endeca=1&isbn=0739323881&itm=91
Don't let the movie color you.  Ellroy will keep you on the edge of your seat...for 16 hours.

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Re: Audiobooks
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Re: Audiobooks
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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2006, 04:22:57 AM »
Thanks for the tips. I've got Songs of the Doomed, Brave New World, and The Areas of my Expertise going. The Haunted torrent is giving me errors, so no go on that. I should just get the book, anyways.

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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2006, 12:39:47 PM »
Augusten Burroughs... Running With Scissors.  I bought this among a few other audio books when I drove to Pops' house last Thanksgiving and, holy shit... what a fucked up story that was.  If you want to be kept awake, squirming in your seat the whole drive, then that's the book for ya.

I also got a book about some guy who read the entire encyclopedia.  It was pretty decent I guess.  I don't remember what it was called.

For the trip home, Pops loaned me some of his audio books (he has an entire library), one of which was the Ken Burns series on Mark Twain... fucking AWESOME.  Driving through the Southeast United States and listening to that was really cool.  I felt very American.
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