Looking for Audiobook suggestions please

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  1. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

    prostuff1

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    As far as i am considered the great use for an iPod is for audio books. I could (if i wanted to) read the books but i find it easier, and nicer for the 3-4 hour drives home to be able to listen to them. I might as well list some of the books i have read/listened to and then everyone can give suggestions for others.

    Books read/listened to:
    1. All current Harry Potter books (I actually read these ones) - liked them a lot
    2. All 12 Left Behind books - very good and suggest them
    3. All Sherlock Holmes books - Again very good if you like the deductive reasoning
    4. The Lovely Bones (by Alice Sebold) - this one was a suggestion by my sister and I enjoyed the book
    5. The Lord of the Rings books - read the first 2 and listened to the third. Highly suggest them as it will give you an idea what what was left out of the movies
    6. Angles and Demons (by Dan Brown) - very good
    7. Da Vinci Code (by Dan Brown) - another good Dan Brown book
    8. Digital Fortress (by Dan Brown) - another good one
    9. Deception Point (by Dan Brown) - good book
    10. All the Chronicles of Narnia books - very good and I was impressed by the movie also
    11. Bridge to Teribithia (by Katherine Peterson) - not to bad

    So, with those ones that i have read/listened to, what suggestion does anyone have. Feel free to list as many as you like.

    Thanks
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    I've enjoyed the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency (Alexander McCall Smith) [read by Lisette Lecat], A Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket) [read by Tim Curry] and the Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich) series [unabridged versions only, read by Lorelei King].

    Wouldn't be caught dead reading any of them in book form, but the narration is so well done makes for a good listen...

    B
     
  3. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    I listened to most of the Shannara series (Terry Brooks) and the Ender series (Orson Scott Card). I thought they were good.
     
  4. scttwtkns macrumors newbie

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    I've been listening so some great classics. The nararator is very important: Here are a couple of my favorites:

    Don Quixote: Audible has serveral versions, but the one narrated by Robert Whitfield was superb!

    1984: great book. Orwell was a man who saw the future.

    Huck Finn: Norman Dietz is a good nararator for Mark Twain books.
    Tom Sawyer: Norman Dietz again.
     
  5. prostuff1 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the suggestions!! Keep them comping
     

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