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12 December 2014 - 2:01pm

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I am a big reader, but I have not had a lot of time to do so recently due to trying to wrap up school and working. Naturally, I have come across audio books, which allow me to enjoy a good story while sitting at my computer.

Thus far I have indulged in a few really good books, and apart from making me feel old listening to them I enjoy the format.

The books I have managed to squeeze out recently include:

Unbroken (A really good WW2 book which is going to be a film coming out soon)

Undeniable by Bill Nye (A book where Nye makes his case for evolution versus creationism)

World War Z (A great book about the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse)

Titanic Thompson (A biography of perhaps the greatest gambler/hustler ever)

Hardcore Zen (A book about Zen Buddhism as described by a modern American monk, who also likes punk rock)

Do you listen to audio books? Which ones would you recommend?

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13 December 2014 - 8:08am
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I listened couple of books, but i just get audio information very bad, for me much more better to read...

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15 December 2014 - 12:54am
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I have never tried one. What happens when it is fiction and there are characters saying things? Does the person just read it out or are there voice actors? Or one guy making lots of different voices?

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16 December 2014 - 12:56am
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I really wish I had gotten Les Miserables as an audio book. When the movie was released I wanted to read the book first as I am of the firm belief that the book is aways better than the movie. So with that in mind I embarked on the chore, oops I mean the adventure of reading this tome of a book.

It is now nearly 2 years and I am finally halfway through! In the books defence and my own.....life does get in the way and I don't have nearly as much time to read as I used to. But damn, I'm sure it would have been faster to listen to it rather than reading it myself. Plus the French would sound more authentic than what happens in my head! Joking

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16 December 2014 - 1:43pm
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I have never tried one. What happens when it is fiction and there are characters saying things? Does the person just read it out or are there voice actors? Or one guy making lots of different voices?

It depends on the book. Sometimes they act it out (World War Z), and sometimes they just read it. The production values are way different from book to book, and some are WAY better than others.

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17 December 2014 - 12:31am
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Interesting. Do they credit the reader or voice actor? So you can have some idea of how good they are before you buy the book.

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17 December 2014 - 1:46pm
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Yes, they do, and in fact some of the best actors often narrate audio books.

As an example of ebook brilliance I give you Samuel L. Jackson in the Children's book "Go the F--k to Sleep".

There are other great ones out there too, and some decidedly more serious narrations (obviously).

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18 December 2014 - 12:08am
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Ha, I have actually heard of that one before. Unfortunately I can't check it out because of good old regional sales restrictions...

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23 December 2014 - 12:25am
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there is a sequel called You Have to F-cking Eat. I saw it while Christmas shopping and had to get it Smile
Perhaps they can get Samuel L. Jackson back to make the audio version!

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23 December 2014 - 5:06am
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I just want Samuel L. Jackson to come to my house and read these books to my kids. That'll learn em'. Wink

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24 December 2014 - 12:50am
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I heard the SLJ audio book. Very funny!

Also I found that Walter White from Breaking Bad is going to do the sequel.

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10 January 2015 - 5:05pm
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I used to read books, but it took a lot of time . Audiobooks - a real find! and now I have time to "read" and do their own thing. Recently listened to the audiobook " Lolita ". Audiobooks - it's cool!

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13 January 2015 - 9:33pm
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What is Lolita about, Bingo?

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14 January 2015 - 9:11pm
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Lolita - a world famous book by the american and russian writer Vladimir Nabokov. By the way, you can watch the movie

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