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Which audiobook should I listen to next?

Asked by arpinum (1989points) November 17th, 2009

I’m having a hard time deciding on a book from I generally like non-fiction, and like to learn something from each book I read. I really enjoyed my last two books, Three cups of Tea, and Legacy of Ashes, a book on the CIA. I don’t like politics. I promise to get whichever suggestion has the most Great Response votes, as long as people play nice.

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bpeoples's avatar

I listened to “Stiff” as an audiobook. It was awesome.

gemiwing's avatar

Why the watermelon won’t ripen in your armpit and other science conundrums.

juniper's avatar

The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy. It’s read by Brad Pitt, and love him or hate him, he’s a stellar reader.

ragingloli's avatar

The God Delusion.

RandomMrdan's avatar

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown…make sure and get it unabridged, it’s about a 12–13 hour listen, but wow…once you start, you just can’t stop.

I got this one before a road trip to Florida, it was about a 12 hour drive, and I made it through the entire book in the day….it was awesome, and probably the least I spoke on a road trip.

beachwriter's avatar

Angela’s Ashes read by the author, Frank McCourt, or A Monk Swimming read by the author, Malachy McCourt (his brother).

Drawkward's avatar

@bpeoples Stiff is an amazing book.
I last listened to Sex, Drugs and Coca Puffs, a long time ago, and still enjoyed it.

virtualist's avatar

@arpinum Have you done all the Praire Home Companion, Lake Wobegon, Garrison Keilor audiobooks? It’s nice to ‘mix-in’ with the heavier stuff.

MissAnthrope's avatar

“Stumbling on Happiness” by Daniel Gilbert was a fascinating listen. Audiobooks have a tendency to put me to sleep, no matter how interested I am.. I managed to listen to “Stumbling on Happiness” for at least an hour before I fell asleep, which beats all other audiobooks so far. :P

oratio's avatar

Does anyone use an e-book reader for audio books? I know there is at least a Kindle model that does audio.

arpinum's avatar

@MissAnthrope @RandomMrdan @ragingloli I’ve read “Stumbling on Happiness, The God Delusion, and Digital Fortress. Thanks for the recommendations though, it means we are on the same page.

warka1's avatar

steve pavolina audio podcast

arpinum's avatar

I’ve downloaded Stiff per your recommendation. Thanks

Adagio's avatar

Audio books I have really enjoyed (I have so often found that I can thoroughly enjoy a beautifully read audio book that I may never pick up in print form, the narrator makes or breaks it for me. This is rather an eclectic mix)

The Alchemist ~ Paul Coelho (read by Jeremy Irons)**
The Fall – Simon Mawer **
Diary of an Ordinary Woman – Margaret Forster
A Severed Head – Iris Murdoch
The Stone Diaries – Carol Shields
The Child in Time – Ian McEwan
I Capture the Castle – Dodie Smith **
The Shooting Party – Isabel Colegate
My Left Foot – Christy Brown **
Far From the Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy **
The Buddha of Suburbia – Hanif Kureishi
Regeneration – Pat Barker **
The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
Border Crossing – Pat Barker
Mr. Golightly’s Holiday – Sally Vickers
Tulip Fever – Deborah Moggach
Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier **
The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
Part of the Furniture – Mary Wesley **
Coromandel Sea Change – Rumer Godden **
About A Boy – Nick Hornby **
A Greengage Summer – Rumer Godden
The Turning – Tim Winton** (Australian author, short stories)

Thank god for copy and paste!

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