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4 August 2020 - 5:10pm

Any Audiobook Fans?

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Hey all, wondering if anyone here is a fan of audiobooks and whether they have any that they recommend. I work from home so a large portion of my day is spent listening to podcasts or audiobooks. I am wrapping up a rather disappointing book and am looking to make sure I don't burn one of my Audible credits this month. I've listened to some great Star Wars books (here's looking at you vomvom), a lot of science fiction, and some history books.

Whatcha got for me?

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5 August 2020 - 5:47am
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Long before, I bought an Audiobook, Winning by Jack Welch. At that time, I thought that it would be good for studying English too. I don't remember that I hear and read it to the end, though 🙂

These days, I am thinking about listening radios or podcast more, simply because I think that I feel less tired than watching on TV or Youtube. I feel that Bluelight is harmful 😎

If I buy(or rent) another Audiobook soon, I think that it will be "Becoming" by Michelle Obama 🙂

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5 August 2020 - 4:41pm
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I think listening to a book by Barack Obama would be a great experience. What an excellent speaker. If he kept up that cadence and such for the length of an audiobook, I'm sure it'd be awesome.

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5 August 2020 - 11:46pm
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I've wanted to try audiobooks but haven't so far. I feel like it will take far longer to get through than just reading the book. Also I often try to listen to podcasts while I work and what ends up happening is time passes and I've been concentrating on what I am doing and I realise that I can't remember a single thing they said during the past 5 minutes. It's like it all just goes in one ear and straight out the other!

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6 August 2020 - 11:53am
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the only audio book I have experienced was one of Phillip K dick stories , was brilliant , next one I listen too will probably be if androids dream

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6 August 2020 - 12:37pm
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I've wanted to try audiobooks but haven't so far. I feel like it will take far longer to get through than just reading the book. Also I often try to listen to podcasts while I work and what ends up happening is time passes and I've been concentrating on what I am doing and I realise that I can't remember a single thing they said during the past 5 minutes. It's like it all just goes in one ear and straight out the other!

Yes Ed, I have the same problem, only it's with my wife and not a podcast... somehow I can hear what those are trying to say!

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7 August 2020 - 6:01am
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Zing!

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the only audio book I have experienced was one of Phillip K dick stories , was brilliant , next one I listen too will probably be if androids dream

I love PKD stories. Which one did you listen to?

If you're expecting Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep to be a lot like Blade Runner you might be disappointed. It's similar but it's one of those rare cases where the movie is better than the book in my humble opinion.

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11 August 2020 - 1:30am
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Michelle Obama's Becoming was a great read, very inspirational and quite frank. The insight into their family and politics really makes you wonder at the stark contrast between the Obamas and the Trumps.

As a family we listened to the entire Harry Potter series, everyone loved it. It was read by Stephen Fry who did an awesome job, could listen to him all day!

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11 August 2020 - 1:36am
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Thought of a couple more that I've listed to:

If you like a crime/mystery The Child by Fiona Barton was good. It's set in England and the voices are VERY English, which I didn't mind but some might.

I've also listened to Northern Lights: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. It was a good story and I quite enjoyed the various voices in the audiobook. Don't bother with books 2 and 3 though - at least I didn't enjoy them 🙂

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11 August 2020 - 2:13pm
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Thanks for the suggestions klaw. I have a new credit coming here in a couple days and I may do Michelle Obama's book. I bet the Harry Potter books would be great too!

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