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What are your favorite books as audiobooks?

Asked by phoebusg (5220 points ) February 20th, 2010

I’m finding myself “re-reading” books I’ve once read but in audio format. Helps a lot with my constant need for information/multi-tasking when I have to well, do things away from a computer.

What are some of your favorites? I already have a big list but let’s see what’s out there. And what is very well read (makes a difference).

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frigate1985's avatar

Definitely
Homer’s Iliad because you can kill hours with it and the voice actor is soo hilarious from time to time :)

PacificToast's avatar

Capt. Hook: The Adventures of a Notorious Youth by J.V. Hart. It’s pretty intense.

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Confucius in the Boardroom.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

When in the car, the audiobook version of Catch-22 makes for a hilarious and very enjoyable drive.

MacBean's avatar

I have an abridged version of Great Expectations, read by Hugh Laurie. When I can’t sleep, it is my best friend. Soothes me like nothing else.

Also, the Harry Potter audio books. Stephen Fry reads the UK versions and Jim Dale does the US ones. They both perform them wonderfully.

Ltryptophan's avatar

I don’t know about audio books, but I am considering learning brail so I can read books with my eyes closed.

ChaosCross's avatar

General stuff by Neil Gaimen.

Oh yes, and the Bible, on audiobook makes it so much easier.

Nullo's avatar

We listened to the Airborne! audiobook on our road trip. It’s Young Adult, but pretty good despite that.
More generally, I recommend the full-cast audio books, where possible. With those, instead of having a male reader force a falsetto, they just bring in a female reader :D

Dan_DeColumna's avatar

Various short stories by Stephen King are read quite well. Probably because the publisher had the money and inclination to pay more for a good reader.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Dan_DeColumna Out of curiosity, which short stories? Who was the reader?

sakura's avatar

Rob Newman – Dependance Day

LunaChick's avatar

The Odd Thomas Series, by Dean Koontz. The reader, David Aaron Baker, does a wonderful job of bringing Odd to life.

Dan_DeColumna's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities: Some of the readers include Matthew Broderick, Tim Curry, John Glover, and Frank Muller. Pretty much any King story read by one of them is read well.

netgrrl's avatar

The Road by Cormac McCarthy is chilling.

Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore really is LOL funny.

thriftymaid's avatar

I have a lot of audiobooks. I enjoy them when on the road. My all-time favorite, and one I have listened to several times is Beach Music by Pat Conroy. I’ve also read the book twice. What can I say?

Yetanotheruser's avatar

I really enjoyed Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead, read by the author , Phil Lesh.

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