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#1 Sep 20 2010 at 6:55 PM Rating: Good
..on average.

But at my new job I have to either keep earplugs in, or I can listen to my earphones.

My MP3 players is old, and has started to only play 10 songs (out of like 300) over and over. 8 Hours of this has gotten pretty boring. I can't skip over songs due to me sandblasting. My hands are pretty much inside a machine for 30-40min at a time.

So..the books I have read (with in the last 4 years): HP series, Some of the lord of the rings (read Hobbit), Eragon/Eldest/3rd one.

I like adventure-sci-fi-fantasy worlds.

I'm not looking to buy hard copies of books...but to get audiobooks to listen to.

But yea... I don't know anything that has came out lately that maybe I should know about.

So I come to you all! Enlighten me?
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#2 Sep 20 2010 at 7:47 PM Rating: Good
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edit... maybe i'll read the whole post next time.

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#3 Sep 20 2010 at 8:16 PM Rating: Decent
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It's a children's series, but since you've read Harry Potter and Eragon I don't expect that will bother you, but The Dark is Rising was a series I enjoyed reading. Xanth is another fun Children's fantasy series.
#4 Sep 21 2010 at 8:30 AM Rating: Good
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You might enjoy the book Belgarath and the Belgraid and Mallorean series by David and Leigh Eddings. The Wayfarer Redemption series is pretty good, too.

You can also get the Tolkein trilogy, but instead of just the books being read it's a BBC dramatization. It's pretty neat.
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#5 Sep 21 2010 at 10:13 AM Rating: Good
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Im not an avid book reader, and I can count on one hand the number of books ive purchased in my life. One of those is House of Leaves which i recommend to everyone regardless of the genres they like :P The page layout itself is pretty interesting at times.

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Dragonlance isn't a bad series to listen to, particularly the War of Souls (the actual title of the book is Dragons of a fallen sun). Dragonlance Chronicles starts out good but the transition between volume one and two is frustrating. It feels as though they left out a massive section of information between the two. The hero's take over a castle/prison thing and comment that they need to keep moving to another city at the end of the first volume. The beginning of the second, they are at that city, lightly commenting on their adventure through this cave and referencing it like if the reader knows what they are talking about.
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#7 Sep 22 2010 at 6:07 AM Rating: Good
cool beans.

I'll check them out and see if the sound good to me :D
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#8 Sep 22 2010 at 8:21 AM Rating: Good
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Oh, you should see if you can get the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins on audio. It's pretty awesome.
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#9 Sep 22 2010 at 11:05 AM Rating: Good
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The page layout itself is pretty interesting at times.
I wonder how they'd translate all that into audio.
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#10 Sep 22 2010 at 12:03 PM Rating: Good
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Wouldnt be the same thats for sure. It coincides with the emotion in the story and adds a neat (maybe a little gimmicky) element to it.
#11 Sep 22 2010 at 5:23 PM Rating: Good
So I listen to the 1st of The Dark is Rising books, and enjoyed it.
Will try to get the 2nd one for tomorrow :D
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This isn't really a sci fi series but it kind of deals with the super natural. It's the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz. The first book in the series is called Odd Thomas. It's about a boy who can see dead people as well as some other bad omen creatures. It's not like omg Sixth Sense either. These dead people are able to help him stop crimes or other bad events from happening. It's very well written and it's part of a like 4-5 books series so it should help keep you busy for a bit.

I can tell you more if you would like but I don't want to give too much away in case you would like to read/listen to them.
#13 Sep 22 2010 at 7:51 PM Rating: Good
I shall look into them all. As long as it is a good story, I'm down.
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#14 Sep 22 2010 at 8:20 PM Rating: Good
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oh. /facepalm. now i see the part about the books on tape. forget my recommendation entirely :|
#15 Sep 22 2010 at 8:38 PM Rating: Good
Why?
I found Odd Thomas on tape at amazon.

edit: i say tape, but i men audiobook.

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because the book itself is what makes it so good. wouldnt work any other way.
#17 Sep 22 2010 at 8:52 PM Rating: Good
ah.
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#18 Sep 23 2010 at 9:16 AM Rating: Good
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Sandinmygum wrote:
Why?
I found Odd Thomas on tape at amazon.

edit: i say tape, but i men audiobook.

Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 9:41pm by Sandinmygum


I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I'm not a huge reader either, but I couldn't put that book down and ended up reading the entire series in a few weeks.
#19 Sep 24 2010 at 10:22 AM Rating: Good
I'm reading the 2nd in Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan's Strain trilogy of vampire books, The Fall.

The virus driven vampire apocalypse is coming along nicely, thus far.

Also, Earth.
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#20 Sep 26 2010 at 12:44 AM Rating: Decent
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It's kind of adventure, it does fit the rest of your criteria though. Dragonriders of Pern is my favourite series. If you plan on giving them a go, I liked it better when I managed to get them chronologically (by their timeline) as you know who people are and what they've done rather then just get the quick overview. I read them mostly out of rank based on what I got from the library so it really doesn't matter.
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#21 Sep 26 2010 at 7:40 AM Rating: Good
Yea as long as it has a good story, I'll check it out. teen/young adult/adult it doesn't really matter.

Thus far I've just listened to the Dark is Rising books, I think I'm 1/3 the way through book 4.
Really is a good story so far.
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Not sure if the Enders Game series is on audio, but if it is, check it out.
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#23bettylovelife, Posted: Sep 27 2010 at 8:07 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I think maybe you will like the War of Souls, it is worth listening to with its excellent melody.
#24 Sep 28 2010 at 12:25 AM Rating: Good
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On Piratebay I found a Torrent with all the Starwars books as audio, what makes them a little different than other audio books is they add all the sound effects lightsabers, blaster and musical score over the different actors doing the voices. Have to admit it adds a bit of ambiance to a otherwise mediocre sci-fi book series.

Myself i also love listening too the old classic detective noir vintage radio shows; Adventures Of Philip Marlowe, Yours Truly,Johnny Dollar, Sam Spade, Doc Savage, Boston Blackie..... Most you can get Free on CD at your local library or Free download sites.

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#25 Oct 05 2010 at 8:26 PM Rating: Good
Finished The Dark is Rising last week, I enjoyed all of it but the end (maybe last chapter? was last 30min of audio for me).

everyone's mind gets wiped out but one, lame.

Then I decided to see what was up with His Dark Materials, why everyone is so fussy about the books (or why some "groups" are). Pretty good story too. I will finish the 3rd book tomorrow (then there are 2 shots that go with it).


These fantasy stories really make the day go by so much smoother ^-^
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#26 Oct 06 2010 at 8:56 AM Rating: Good
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Then I decided to see what was up with His Dark Materials, why everyone is so fussy about the books (or why some "groups" are). Pretty good story too. I will finish the 3rd book tomorrow (then there are 2 shots that go with it).


I'm going to have to read those books. I read the first one and liked it, but never finished them. We have all three now, so I have no excuse.

But I have to read "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien first.
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#27 Oct 06 2010 at 8:51 PM Rating: Good
love the avatar Bel.

I finished His Dark Materials today (the 3 main books, and the 2 short stories). I think it ended well. I hoped for a better ending, but maybe that will come in a later book that takes place some time down the road.

Tomorrow I will start The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

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#28 Oct 07 2010 at 9:23 AM Rating: Good
If you liked Lord of the Rings, check out the Mistborn trilogy. The author likes to turn genre conventions on their head, so you end up reading about a world very much like what may have happened had Frodo failed in his quest. Plus it has a really kick-ass magic system.
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#29 Oct 07 2010 at 11:12 AM Rating: Good
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If you liked Lord of the Rings, check out the Mistborn trilogy. The author likes to turn genre conventions on their head, so you end up reading about a world very much like what may have happened had Frodo failed in his quest. Plus it has a really kick-ass magic system.


This.

Brandon Sanderson is good. Warbreaker and Alantris are good, as well, though they are stand alone books.
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#30 Oct 07 2010 at 7:53 PM Rating: Good
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If you're still going along the fantasy track, the Deed of Paksennarion trilogy by Elizabeth Moon is really good, although there are a lot of names to remember, hehe. Believe the 3 books are Sheepfarmer's Daughter, Divided Allegiance, and Oath of Gold.

Provided you don't mind a female protagonist, they're pretty awesome :D
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Also, if you are still doing fantasy, I recomend the complete works of Raymond E. Fiest. It's quite a lot of books, though, I forget how many.

Also, the First (3 books), Second (3 books), and Last(4 books) Chronicles of Thomas Covenant by Stephen R. Donaldson (Last is still being written, though, only 2 books of it out thus far). Be warned that these can be quite dark at places.
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#33 Oct 08 2010 at 10:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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I have no idea if it's in audio format, but The Windup Girl was one of the best books I've read in the past year or so.

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Trudy Canavan's Age of the Five series (trilogy) and The Black Magician series (trilogy + prequel) are available as audio, as far as I know. Both series are classic sword-and-sorcery stories, though her stories are kind of focused on exploring love and all that jazz. Still, solid fantasy novels if you're into the whole magic and large battles thing.

If you want something that overlaps with "real life" then I recommend The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, or The Mortal Instruments (trilogy) by Cassandra Clarke. Both combine the fantasy world with the normal world (sort of like Harry Potter), with Cassandra Clarke going more in the direction of vampires and demons (and a late teenage focus) whereas Jim Butcher uses a more straight up sorcery theme.

I have no idea if you can find the last two series as audio books, though.

By the way - not to hijack your thread - does anyone know where I might be able to purchase the Thraxas series? I borrowed Thraxas and the Sorcerers from my dad, not knowing what it was, but it sucked me right in. I love the way Martin Millar mixes fantasy and pulp noir.
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By the way - not to hijack your thread - does anyone know where I might be able to purchase the Thraxas series? I borrowed Thraxas and the Sorcerers from my dad, not knowing what it was, but it sucked me right in. I love the way Martin Millar mixes fantasy and pulp noir.


Amazon Marketplace? Or maybe Ebay? That's where I look for books I can't find IRL.
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#36 Oct 09 2010 at 2:51 PM Rating: Excellent
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By the way - not to hijack your thread - does anyone know where I might be able to purchase the Thraxas series? I borrowed Thraxas and the Sorcerers from my dad, not knowing what it was, but it sucked me right in. I love the way Martin Millar mixes fantasy and pulp noir.


http://www.alibris.com/

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I don't know if you'd be able to get them as audio books, but if you can, check out the Edgeworld Chronicles. If you enjoyed HP and Eragon, you should love Edgeworld.
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I have no idea if it's in audio format, but The Windup Girl was one of the best books I've read in the past year or so.

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If you're looking for some great audiobooks, I HIGHLY recommend the first 4 Dark Tower books by Stephen King. The ones read by Frank Muller.

In fact, just get anything read by Frank Muller, the man was an absolute genius in narrating a book. I guarantee that you will enjoy anything read by him, but particularly the Dark Tower series since you're into fantasy/sci-fi/adventure stories.
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Just thought that I'd necro-bump this to add that I've recently started the first book of the Game of Thrones series on audiobook. Wasn't cheap, but I knew that it'll be coming out on a new HBO series this April, and I wanted to get through some of it before then. I figured that if it was going to be on HBO, then it had to be a pretty solid book.

I'm enjoying it quite a bit. It suits me well; I like my stories on the darker/mature side of things, with a base in more realistic, low-fantasy. Game of Thrones fits the bill so far (I'm about halfway through). There are rumblings of some evil, arcane forces, but most of the drama thus far has come from the antagonistic, deceitful, but very human characters.

There are quite a few characters, and only around 2.5 could really be considered "good" so far, minus the children. All have varying shades of gray to them, which I love (I loathe the "white knight versus the irrationally evil villain" characterizations). I'd say most of the characters skew towards the darker side of that spectrum, as well. Lots of very petty, spiteful people to be found in the book, but all are written quite believably. Sharp, witty dialogue abounds.

I'm really looking forward to the HBO series now. The casting seems spot-on*, and HBO seems like a perfect venue for the dark story. I expect them to treat it well.



* Heck, it may be the thing to finally get me to stop calling Sean Bean "Trevelyan" incessantly. Smiley: tongue


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#41 Jan 21 2011 at 7:06 PM Rating: Good
Hm. I'll have to give Game of Thrones a look at.
I'm pretty much knee deep into the Discworld series. Listen to 15 of the books thus far, pretty good stuff :3
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If you're looking for some great audiobooks, I HIGHLY recommend the first 4 Dark Tower books by Stephen King. The ones read by Frank Muller.

In fact, just get anything read by Frank Muller, the man was an absolute genius in narrating a book. I guarantee that you will enjoy anything read by him, but particularly the Dark Tower series since you're into fantasy/sci-fi/adventure stories.


I second this as a Dark Tower fanboy.
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#43 May 26 2011 at 6:45 PM Rating: Good
nercoposting in my own thread is =/= necroposting?

I need more (audio)books!

I'll try to list what I've listen to and my thoughts (to give an idea on maybe like-able stuff) some info I've already said above. None of this is in actual listening order, just as I remember them.

-The Dark is Rising: like it all the way up to the end. Didn't like how they ended the series XD Erase minds..meh lame.

-His Dark Materials: Like it. Enjoyed the different look on Churches.

-Hobbit + LoTR: Winded. Smiley: lol I actually took a break from listening to this epic tale a few times. I would totally zone out while listening to it because of the massive amounts of info. But I knew what I was getting myself into. Enjoyed it (maybe some time down the road I'll check out the other books that are linked to the world).

-Discworld: Loved it. Thought it was going to be weird, found out it was..and totally enjoyed the ride. Can't wait for the new book, and sad about Terry.

-The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy: What can I say. These books are just great. However I don't know if I listen to the audiobook of the books, or the radio abridged versions. Either way, fun stuff in this series. I like how it all just comes together at the end :D

-Eragon/Eldest/Brisinger(sp, to lazy to look it up): Enjoyed it. Having read each book twice, this listening was just something to "do". Book 4 so needs to come out.

-Percy Jackson books: Were OK. The writing style is so aimed at preteen/teens that sometimes I was getting annoyed lol. But I liked how it used Greek/Roman mythology in a fresh way. (Have not checked out the Authors other books, was kind of letting him write a few more in each new series).

-Mistborn (I think) Trilogy: I looked for a torrent for this 1st (like I do with all these books, if I like them/get sucked in and my Lib. doesn't have/cant order..I'll buy them) and found a badly done one. I listen to pretty much 85% of the 1st book OUT of order. I though at 1st "This is an odd writing style" as the story was jumping forwards and backwards and forwards and backwards. But when I heard the end of the book..and realized I didn't know parts of the story..... face palm (was actually forehead into sand blast cabinet). I have been unable to find a correctly done torrent..so sadly this series didn't get finished T.T

-HP Books: Listened to all of these before the 1st half of the final Movie came out. I enjoy HP and their world.

- Song of Ice and Fire: I was not going to look into this series after reading about it. The Author and long ass time to release next book was kind of a turn off. But I had nothing to listen to, and this was a "long" series. I just finished book 4 today (so now I wait until July -.- if book 5 comes out then....). I found I liked it. I like how it flows. Some parts are "WTF!!" moments, while others made me go "right on!" Hope it ends "right" and nothing really big and major happens in the future that makes me wish I didn't get into this series Smiley: laugh


I feel I'm missing some. I tired out The Dragons of Pern and after about 4 hours, I found I didn't think the series was going to work for me (hard to explain, it started off good and on the right foot..and then I just found myself getting bored listening to it :/ ).

I know there are some book already stated in the thread. I may have looked into them, I may not have yet (Dark Tower maybe next?). As you can see I REALLY like long series. I dig Fantasy (magic and dragons and what not) more than sci-fi.
So if there is anything else/more I should know about let me know :D At some point in time I'm going to run out of great things to listen to..but hopefully that isn't now :3
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podiobooks.com

basically treat them as a free novella/short story site

only knocks are: they release in podcast form(hence the name) which means music/ads and other immersion breakers at the beginning and/or end of chapters
and the editing leaves a great deal to be desired.

still and all, for free its a great option to A)find new authors, B)find experimental work by authors you already know

as an example I found the site because of a series(secret world order) done by my 2nd favorite author mercedes lackey(valdemar, bardic voices, obsidian shadow) so there are some names on there, its not just fan-fiction writ large.

beyond that, for more "name" authors, I can't really be sure if these are available as audios or not, but:

look into lackey's work,* david eddings' malorean+belgariad,or crystal rose+tamuli series

if you do decide to try mercedes lackey, start with kerowyn's tale(by the sword) and then you'll want to jump around some versus the publication order:

kerowyn
vows and honor(prequel to kerowyn)
arrows trilogy(the actual first books)
mage winds(sequel to arrows)
last herald mage(prequel to arrows)
brightly burning(standalone, just some history takes place pre-arrow post-heraldmage)
mage storms(sequel to winds)
mage wars(black>white>silver gryphon)[explains what actually happens to cause storms]
darian(sequel to storms)

given how audiobooks work, that'll hold you at least til fall its something like 20 books all told

robert aspirin's myth-inc(fantasy) or phule-proof(sci-fi) are good if you'd like something in the comedy sub-genres, as is david weber's bahzell or eric flint's "the philosophical strangler"

*I have to put this in here unfortunately, lackey routinely uses homo- and bi-sexual characters, if thats an issue you'll have to discount all her work
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I refuse to read Mercedes Lackey just because of her covers. I know that makes me a bad person, but oh well.

I hate that Mistborn got screwed up for you. I'm actually re-reading the series I liked it so much. Try Warbreaker. It's by the same guy, it's stand alone, and it's pretty good.

Hunger Games Trilogy. The movie is coming out next year, so you have time. :P And Woody Harleson, Lenny Kravitz, and Elizabeth Banks are going to be in it. I'm excited. :D And I think you'll like it, really.

If you're not intimidated by a strong female presence in books, try the Black Jewels Trilogy.

My husband loves the Ed Greenwood Elminster books. Elminster is a really interesting character. The books usually have a LOT going on.

If you haven't read/listened to it yet, The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King is an awesome fantasy-esque book. Oh, and The Talisman. These are my two favorite King books EVER.

Wicked by Gregory Maguire is really good. The follow up, Son of a Witch, wasn't so good, in my opinion. I own but haven't read A Lion Among Men.

Again, if you're not bothered by strong women, Kelley Armstrong's werewolf books are really good. Really, all of her Women of the Otherworld books are good, but the werewolf books are the best. Bitten is the first one. For the record, both this and the Black Jewels have very strong men, as well, but the focus is usually on the women.

I feel like I've recommended a lot of stuff I've already recommended. :D
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The first four books of the Dark Tower series are more than worth it, the last three are debatable (although I suppose even book four doesn't quite stand up to the first three), although it's always personal taste.

Never get an audio book read by King himself, lol, I'm still trying to get through bag of bones. He writes great, but he reads monotone, to say the least. It could just be that book, but I believe Frank Muller is already mentioned in the thread.

I'm not a big fan of audio books, but there's also John Stewart's book, A visitor's guide to planet Earth. That one is quite funny, at times anyway.
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#47 Jun 05 2011 at 9:08 PM Rating: Good
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The first four books of the Dark Tower series are more than worth it, the last three are debatable (although I suppose even book four doesn't quite stand up to the first three), although it's always personal taste.



AHHHH! don't tell me this!!! I actually started the Dark Tower and have found I like it, so far (I have about 7min left of book 2, so I'll start book 3 tomorrow sometime).

And I agree to not having King read himself, he sounds pretty boring. I guess I have been listening to the Frank Muller ones, I just torrented this set, but I have 2-3 versions of each book. Whom ever sounds like Dirty Harry is the one I'm going to stick with until I have to change (because one of the readers died?).

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I do enjoy a good werewolf story, but are these books Twilight like? I've not read/listened/watched any of the twilight movies...sparkling vampires? Smiley: lol lolwat?
And I don't care if it is a male or a woman who is the main character. Or if the Reader is a woman (only listened to one book that was read by a woman, and that was one of the Discoworld books..not sure why they didn't continue to use her as the "set" was more based on female characters).

Thanks for info, even if any/all of you have repeated yourself...sometimes i need stuff beat into my head to try it out Smiley: laugh
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I do enjoy a good werewolf story, but are these books Twilight like? I've not read/listened/watched any of the twilight movies...sparkling vampires? Smiley: lol lolwat?


Nooooo. No, not Twilight-ish at all. Promise.
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I strongly recommend these books, based on what you've said you've enjoyed:

Ender's Game: very sci-fi, but my favorite series of books (and Ender's game is light-years ahead of pretty much every other book I've read, to the point that I re-read it once a year). If you like sci-fi, I can 100% guarantee you will like Ender's Game, if not the sequels.

The Name of the Wind: a still relatively new series, but some of the best writing that I've seen. Brandon Sanderson is supposed to be the great new fantasy writer of the current day, but anyone who's read both him and Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles (books one and two are the only ones out thus far) will likely agree with me when they say that Rothfuss far exceeds Sanderson. The Name of the Wind and book two, Wise Man's Fear, are two of my favorite books.

Not sure how hard they will be to get via torrent, but well worth any amount of money you'll put down on quality versions of the audiobooks. (I've re-bought all of the above books in ebook form on my iPad, I enjoyed reading them so much, and will read them over and over).
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I strongly recommend these books, based on what you've said you've enjoyed:

Ender's Game: very sci-fi, but my favorite series of books (and Ender's game is light-years ahead of pretty much every other book I've read, to the point that I re-read it once a year). If you like sci-fi, I can 100% guarantee you will like Ender's Game, if not the sequels.

The Name of the Wind: a still relatively new series, but some of the best writing that I've seen. Brandon Sanderson is supposed to be the great new fantasy writer of the current day, but anyone who's read both him and Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles (books one and two are the only ones out thus far) will likely agree with me when they say that Rothfuss far exceeds Sanderson. The Name of the Wind and book two, Wise Man's Fear, are two of my favorite books.

Not sure how hard they will be to get via torrent, but well worth any amount of money you'll put down on quality versions of the audiobooks. (I've re-bought all of the above books in ebook form on my iPad, I enjoyed reading them so much, and will read them over and over).


I found Ender to be extremely simple and childish to be quite honest.

Definitely not to be recommended. But no accounting for personal taste I suppose.
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I strongly recommend these books, based on what you've said you've enjoyed:

Ender's Game: very sci-fi, but my favorite series of books (and Ender's game is light-years ahead of pretty much every other book I've read, to the point that I re-read it once a year). If you like sci-fi, I can 100% guarantee you will like Ender's Game, if not the sequels.

The Name of the Wind: a still relatively new series, but some of the best writing that I've seen. Brandon Sanderson is supposed to be the great new fantasy writer of the current day, but anyone who's read both him and Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles (books one and two are the only ones out thus far) will likely agree with me when they say that Rothfuss far exceeds Sanderson. The Name of the Wind and book two, Wise Man's Fear, are two of my favorite books.

Not sure how hard they will be to get via torrent, but well worth any amount of money you'll put down on quality versions of the audiobooks. (I've re-bought all of the above books in ebook form on my iPad, I enjoyed reading them so much, and will read them over and over).


I found Ender to be extremely simple and childish to be quite honest.

Definitely not to be recommended. But no accounting for personal taste I suppose.

Which is definitely why it's largely considered the best sci-fi written in the last 40 years or so.

I've heard some people grumble when I talk about Ender's Game, but this is the first that I've ever heard it called simple and childish.

I assume you read obscure philosophy books for pleasure?
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