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(Audible.com)   Subby is in dire need of a new audiobook. Just finished Morrison's The Bluest Eye and looking for some lighter fare. Any suggestions? Looking for great performance as well. God abhors a dull narrator   (audible.com) divider line
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2022-05-14 7:43:42 PM  
Eric Idle Introduces His New Book "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life: A Sortabiography"
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2022-05-14 7:49:57 PM  
Mrs. Heb listens to a lot of audiobooks due to some eye issues. She highly, highly recommends the Murderbot Diaries series by Martha Wells. The narrator, Kevin R. Free, is award-winning, and he's a friend of someone I went to high school with.
 
2022-05-14 7:50:03 PM  
Flashman in the Great Game
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2022-05-14 7:59:15 PM  
Dracula Audiobook by Bram Stoker #fullaudiobook
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An old book, but the reader is excellent
 
2022-05-14 8:02:48 PM  
Light stuff with an exceptional narrator.
P.G. Wodehouse - The Inimitable Jeeves (1923) Audiobook. Complete & Unabridged.
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Some of the early David Sedaris books were a good listen on road trips.
 
2022-05-14 8:24:50 PM  
Anxious People, by Fredrik Backman. It's a very cleverly written story, and the narration by Marin Ireland was excellent. I was able to download both the eBook and Audiobook from my local library.
 
2022-05-14 8:26:11 PM  
Christopher Moore's _Fool_ and _Sacre Bleu_
 
2022-05-14 8:28:18 PM  
Stolen Away by Max Collins. Historical fiction about the Lindbergh kidnapping.
 
2022-05-14 9:14:12 PM  
Rabbits: A Novel
By: Terry Miles

Not terrible, if you like fantastic stories about shifting reality.
 
2022-05-14 9:21:46 PM  
If you're down for some British sketch comedy I wholeheartedly recommend John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme. Also, Cabin Pressure or really any Dirk Mags produced radio program (Hitchhiker's Guide, Dirk Gently, so on)
 
2022-05-14 9:27:42 PM  
The most entertaining audiobook I own isn't probably something that interests you. It's called The Death of WCW. It's a book about the rise and fall of WWF/WWE's greatest competition.
 
2022-05-14 9:35:29 PM  
If you're a Stephen King fan, i highly recommend Mike TimothyX  He primarily reads SK's short stories and novellas, like "The Body".


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbOK-fIyw_utooP4GfR2PA/videos
 
2022-05-14 9:47:42 PM  
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II Book by Robert Kurson
 
2022-05-14 10:28:10 PM  
Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis.

Alternatively, To Say Nothing of the Dog, also by Connie Willis.

The audible books are fantastic.
 
2022-05-14 10:33:23 PM  
Discworld.  There are two great narrators, so just make sure you stick with one series at a time because it is a bit jarring to go back and forth between the two.
 
2022-05-14 11:37:37 PM  

RogermcAllen: Discworld.  There are two great narrators, so just make sure you stick with one series at a time because it is a bit jarring to go back and forth between the two.


They're also rerecording the entire line (all 41 books!) with Indira Varma, Andy Serkis, Sian Clifford, Colin Morgan, Peter Serafinowicz, and Bill Nighy, with other narrators TBA.
 
2022-05-15 1:45:36 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: If you're a Stephen King fan, i highly recommend Mike TimothyX  He primarily reads SK's short stories and novellas, like "The Body".


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbOK-fIyw_utooP4GfR2PA/videos


I drove 5 hrs to see him in Omaha. I got a signed copy of End of Watch.

I've listened to several of his books, even ones I've read on pulp.

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I do NOT trust you. For obvs reasons. :p

RogermcAllen: Discworld.  There are two great narrators, so just make sure you stick with one series at a time because it is a bit jarring to go back and forth between the two.


Ya know, I read Hogfather some time in the past and absolutely loved it. This may very well be the direction I go. Even if it's every other book or sumpin.

/subby
//coming back tomorrow to see if there's anything else that might pique my interest
///Thanks for all the reccos so far, there's good ones fo sho
 
2022-05-15 2:34:26 AM  
Look for anything narrated by Stephen Fry.

His Greek mythology series is pretty good.

Also, most anything by Bill Bryson. Non-Fiction stuff. His Australia book "In a Sunburnt Country" makes you want to open a travel savings account.
And his science books: "A Short History of Nearly Everything" and "The Body" are good listening.

If you like HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy. There's a Dougles Adam biography, that's peppered with some of his early short stories, and tales of his days working for the BBC and writing for Monty Python (including bits about him having Grham Chapman as a roommates---- "He'd take out his penis and rub it over every thing".
 
2022-05-15 3:24:06 AM  
Barack Obama's latest book is good and a value. It's 20 hours long, but he narrates it and stretches it out to 30.
 
2022-05-15 10:57:16 AM  
The Expanse series is great with wonderful narration. With the exception of a few mispronunciations that drove me batty until he corrected them in later books. And then he changed the pronunciation of one of the characters names and I had to look it up to make sure of who it was.

/Gimbal
//Cortázar
 
2022-05-15 6:58:27 PM  
Not exactly lighter fare but Bill Browder's Red Notice and recently released Freezing Order are excellent.

Norm Macdonald's Based on a True Story: A Memoir was interesting and funny.
 
2022-05-15 8:04:38 PM  

HedlessChickn: Bathia_Mapes: If you're a Stephen King fan, i highly recommend Mike TimothyX  He primarily reads SK's short stories and novellas, like "The Body".


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbOK-fIyw_utooP4GfR2PA/videos

I drove 5 hrs to see him in Omaha. I got a signed copy of End of Watch.

I've listened to several of his books, even ones I've read on pulp.

gaslight: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/xSu4Em0SS8o?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]

I do NOT trust you. For obvs reasons. :p

RogermcAllen: Discworld.  There are two great narrators, so just make sure you stick with one series at a time because it is a bit jarring to go back and forth between the two.

Ya know, I read Hogfather some time in the past and absolutely loved it. This may very well be the direction I go. Even if it's every other book or sumpin.

/subby
//coming back tomorrow to see if there's anything else that might pique my interest
///Thanks for all the reccos so far, there's good ones fo sho


Start on one of the orange and then work straight through.  Watch novels are a good detective story, Rincewind is more adventuring/magic/fantasy.  I cant' speak to the others.
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2022-05-15 10:05:11 PM  

RogermcAllen: HedlessChickn: Bathia_Mapes: If you're a Stephen King fan, i highly recommend Mike TimothyX  He primarily reads SK's short stories and novellas, like "The Body".


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbOK-fIyw_utooP4GfR2PA/videos

I drove 5 hrs to see him in Omaha. I got a signed copy of End of Watch.

I've listened to several of his books, even ones I've read on pulp.

gaslight: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/xSu4Em0SS8o?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsapi=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&widgetid=1]

I do NOT trust you. For obvs reasons. :p

RogermcAllen: Discworld.  There are two great narrators, so just make sure you stick with one series at a time because it is a bit jarring to go back and forth between the two.

Ya know, I read Hogfather some time in the past and absolutely loved it. This may very well be the direction I go. Even if it's every other book or sumpin.

/subby
//coming back tomorrow to see if there's anything else that might pique my interest
///Thanks for all the reccos so far, there's good ones fo sho

Start on one of the orange and then work straight through.  Watch novels are a good detective story, Rincewind is more adventuring/magic/fantasy.  I cant' speak to the others.
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Kinda looks like the connection graph from SK's Dark Tower.

I can handle that.

Thanks~
 
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