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Need Some Audio Book Recommendations

Next week I'll be spending 14, 4, and 10 hours in a car. I'd like some audio book recommendations (ideally from iTunes, of course). Lay 'em on me!

9 Responses to "Need Some Audio Book Recommendations"

  1. Baudolino by Umberto Eco is great. It's about 20 hours in the unabridged form, and the guy who reads it is swell.

    Actually, some of the other Eco abridged titles aren't bad, either, if you don't feel you need the whole literary treatment.

    I really enjoyed The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson. And the Douglas Preston books are pretty good, mostly due to the reader being able to do distinct character voices so well.

  2. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Nonfiction book about a guy who hikes a large portion of the Appalachian Trail. Interesting and somewhat humorous too.

  3. Freakonomics. Unabridged, entertaining to listen to. Terrific purchase.

  4. iTunes: The Areas of My Expertise (Abridged Nonfiction)" by John Hodgman $18.95 🙂

  5. I've read Freakonomics. The other books are all new to me, so I'll consider them.

    I will say I am surprised at how expensive the audio books are. I doubt people listen to them several times like music. I'm probably even more likely to re-read a book than re-listen to it. For that reason, I'd probably prefer unabridged books, too.

  6. Dan Brown's stuff is good. Deception Point and Digital Fortress are both good.... and of course if you haven't read davinci code or angels and demons yet, they are both good (ignore the movie for now 🙂

  7. I've read all of Dan Brown's books except Deception Point, but it's $31.95! For a book I can go buy for, what, $9.95 in paperback? $20 tops?!

    Maybe the library will have Deception Point available for loan as an audio book.

  8. The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound Sovereignty.

    A facinating glimpse of early American history that almost no one knows anything about.

  9. I would definitely recommend any Lincoln Child/Douglas Preston book. They are extremely interesting, and anyone who loves either mystery or science fiction will love them.