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Anybody listen to audiobooks ore use Audible?

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  1. Chimney Portions

    Chimney Portions I drink cum Shot Dead

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    I've been listening to audiobooks a lot lately. The Millennium Trilogy (Girl with the Dragon) was great and I just finished Stephen King's The Shining which was awesome and totally blew the movie away by a million miles. The Songs of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series was up on Youtube and the voice acting was phenomenal, (Roy Dotrice is a vocal wizard) but the whole channel finally got yanked for copyright violations.

    There's free public domain audiobooks on iTunes, but I found that they're often read/acted by complete amateurs and it's not a fun experience. I downloaded Bram Stoker's Dracula from Librivox and the woman reading it was a monotone who sounded like an elementary school child reading a book report.

    Last night I finally bit the bullet and joined Amazon's audible.com. It's like $7.50 a month for three months and then $14 a month after that. You get one credit a month so you can DL any book...even if it's more expensive than that. I picked The Tenth Anniversary Edition of Neil Gaiman's American Gods as my first credit. I'm two chapters in and I couldn't be happier. There's a full cast of talented voice actors narrating and voicing each character.

    Anybody else listening to audiobooks? Any recommendations? Any shit to avoid?
     
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    usenet motherfucker
     
  3. Joey HIV

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    If you like Stephen King, Cell,It,Insomnia,Under the dome and The gunslinger series are all great.
     
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    Something wrong with real books? :hole:
     
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    I've listened to a few. I"m not really a fan since a lot of the books I've downloaded have a shitty narrator, and/or the book is abridged.
     
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    I couple years ago Audible was running a special for new members that got you two free downloads.. I got Too Fat To Fish and They Call Me Baba Booey, then cancelled.
     
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    The Silence of the Lambs series is good too. I used to listen to audiobooks while doing tedious housework.
     
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    I listen to "Book Radio" On Sirius......Penguin audio has great readers, As does Graphic Audio.....I have an iphone but for the life of me can't figure out how to make the Audible app work.....I do twelve hour shifts in solitude and love audio books.......
     
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    I am a constant listener. I could give up internet, tv, netflix but never my books. I never listen to abrigded books. Sometimes you get a shitty narrator. I have the platinum package. I tend to get the 36 hour novels so I get more bang for my buck. "American Gods" was an awesome book. If you want some suggestions PM me.
    "Swan Song" by Robert McCammon is good also.
     
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    I've been an Audible subscriber for years. Their pricing is much better that the per audiobook retail, and they always have the newest items. I watch for their sales to buy additional credits (3 for $34.00) since that works to about $11/book. If a book is more than that I pay with a credit; less and I use cash. I just wish they would balance their offerings and cut back on the vampire & zombie fiction.
     
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    Get "Zombie Fallout" by Michael Tufo. Now.



    You can thank me later.:hat:
     
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    Snotty Wolfgang Amadeus Mo'Snot VIP

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    I like espionage, Westerns, History etc. Same here with all of the Magic, Undead, And ghost crap......Notice that chicks write most of them?
     
  15. Goo For You

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    I like it when the authors read their own works. Two good ones I recall were The Blind Watchmaker and A People's History of the United States.
     
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    The Passage by Justin Cronin. World War Z is a must. The housefraus love the sexy vampire novels... Meh.
     
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    Yeah most are written by 19 yr old girls for teenage girls. It's all too much crap for me. They're all new authors with horrible writing style also. Luckily Audible lets you return books you hate. I guess they think that's better than some of the reviews I've posted for books I've hated (not sure amber benson will ever forgive me though)
     
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    WWZ is great.
     
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    Also Good Omens
     
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    How does it compare to World War Z?
     

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