Seeking audio book recommendations (what are your favorites?)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hello. If you have any audio book recommendations, I'd enjoy knowing about them. I listen to audio books while driving to the gym and while walking outside.

Thanks ahead of time!

Also, here are a few recommendations of mine:
1. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings (Rob Inglis is an excellent narrator)
2. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the version with Douglas Adams narrating is my favorite)
3. The Harry Potter series (Jim Dale is my favorite narrator)
4. Born to Run (Christopher McDougall)
5. Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer)
6. The Name of the Rose (Umberto Eco)
7. Freakonomics (Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner)
8. A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson)
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    I LOVE audiobooks! I am certified to be a school librarian and am waiting patiently for a library opening as I teach English in my district.

    I just finished listening to Suzanne Collins's _THE HUNGER GAMES_ in my car. It's about a post-apocalyptic society that has replaced the US and the female protagonist who is required to fight in the yearly Hunger Games, a gladiator-style battle to the death...and the fighters are all between the ages of 12 and 18!

    The book is YAL technically (for teens), but it's REALLY action-packed and enjoyable! Also, the voice actor is excellent in the audiobook version.

    Enjoy your reading!
    3678 days ago
    jim dale IS the best narrator ever.
    did you ever watch the show pushing daisies? he narrated that. i put it on sometimes just to listen to him.
    havent listened to many others on audio other than harry potter.
    3711 days ago
    If Christian Fiction is a possibility, then I recommend Focus on the Family's Dramatization of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.
    3719 days ago
    I listened to the Scarlet Pimpernel on cd and also where the red fern grows. I loved both of them, but my most favorite audio cd was Jane Eyere. (sp?) I guess they are all classics. I don't usually read classics, but on cd they were GREAT. I tried to listen to 1776 on cd, but couldn't get into it for the life of me!
    3746 days ago
    Based on what you've mentioned, here are a couple I would recommend:

    Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
    Urban Shaman by C.E. Murphy
    Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
    Higher by Neal Bascomb
    3763 days ago
    I've never tried one.
    3763 days ago
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    I loved Life of Pi on audio and I think any Meg Cobot book is always fun to listen to. I DO NOT recommend the king's speech. I've had that on audio for a few weeks and it's sooooo boring
    3763 days ago
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