Entertainment Audio Books recomendations?

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  1. Robert Higgins

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    I've been listening to some audiobooks lately during my commute to & from work.

    Just finished Leah Remini's book "Troublemaker". It was good and she was funny narrating it.

    Any recommendations out there for my next one?

    Please don't make a mockery of this.
     
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    How To Be A Faggot by Dlist
     
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    11/22/63 by Stephen King is a good listen. The narrator does a real good job. A good narrator makes all the difference imo.
     
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    The guy who narrated the Harry Potter books performs each of the characters (male and female) with a unique voice. If you can get over the fact that it's a series of kids books, it's actually a pretty impressive achievement, especially considering that each book is several hours long.
     
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    Cosmos by Carl Sagan
     
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    Frank Sinatra in a Blender

    hilarious book, awesome narrator

    Salem's Lot, The Shinning also good audio books
     
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    Ready Player One. wil wheaton does a good job at reading it. Takes place in the future, but filled with 80s pop culture references

    Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy... but you should really listen to the radio play instead.

    Life of the Party by Bert Kreischer. Short book, but very funny stories.
     
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    The Martian is hands down the best audiobook I've ever listened too. Narrator like the Potter books does all the voices and accents but after an hour or so you're so engrossed it's just like watching Jack Nicholson doing a Boston accent in The Departed.
     
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    If you're a Star Wars fan, the radio drama is fun. It includes a lot of backstory that didn't make the movie dealing with Luke's life on Tatooine and how Princess Leia gets the Death Star plans.

    (I would skip the ESB and ROTJ, they weren't nearly as good.)
     
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    very good...won best audio book of the year a year or two ago
     
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    What's your favourite style of writing, it will help narrow my list. I highly recommend Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast (hours of content) as a start.
     
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    If you like sports colin cowherd has 2 books out.
     
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    I made it thru about an hour of Orange is the new black...ok but not really my fortey..
    Bukowski.."women"...good listen
    dean koontz..the Odd thomas series
     
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    The LA Quartet series by James Ellroy - excellent detective noir. :

    The Black Dahlia

    The Big Nowhere

    LA Confidential

    White Jazz

    Also - EL Doctorow's - The Book of Daniel - the greatest audiobook I've ever experienced - probably helps if you're a baby boomer - due to the subject.
     
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    Wallace Sterner " Angle of Repose" and " Big Rock Candy Mountain"
    Herman Wouk " Winds of War", "War and Remembrance" and "The Cain Mutiny"
    Justin Cronin "The Passage" trilogy
    Harriet Beecher Stowe "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
    Margaret Mitchell "Gone with the Wind"
    J.L. Bourne "Day by Day: Armageddon" trilogy
    Stephen King and Dean Koontz are always good. I have over 300 AB titles. I listen constantly due to my type of work. Hit me up if you want more suggestions.
     
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    I listened to his series on WWI "Blueprint for Armageddon". It was awesome but he gets on my nerves sometimes.
     
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    I hated that book. Well performed for sure, but the last act was the worst conclusion to a book I've experienced in a long time.

    Good bang for your buck though, thing is like 50 hours.

    Get anything narrated by RC Bray. If you like Sci-fi, go with Fear The Sky.
     
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    I partially agree. I wonder if King didn't want to have a Harry Turtledove alternative historic ending?

    Hulu is going to release a mini-series of the book next year.