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that's a lot of audio [Aug. 18th, 2009|02:48 pm]
Roy Janik

I've been on Audible since December of 2006, and have listened to a LOT of audiobooks. It started with the Discworld saga, which took forever. But anyhow, here's a list of the books I've listened to over the years:

A Distant Mirror, Barbara W. Tuchman 
A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson    
American Gods, Neil Gaiman    
Anathem, Neal Stephenson    
Blood and Gold, Anne Rice
Born Standing Up, Steve Martin   
Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke   
Doomsday Book, Connie Willis  
Dreams Underfoot, Charles de Lint    
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, David Sedaris  
Fragile Things, Neil Gaiman    
History of the World, Updated, J.M. Roberts   
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke 
Lamb, Christopher Moore  
Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel 
Paladin of Souls, Lois McMaster Bujold   
Seven Classic Plays, Misc.
Shalimar the Clown, Salman Rushdie 
Since Yesterday, Frederick Lewis Allen  
Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut  
Story, Robert McKee   
The Age of Louis XIV, Laurence Bradford Packard  
The American Home Front, Alistair Cooke 
The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold   
The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson    
The Eye in the Pyramid, Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson    
The Giver, Lois Lowry 
The Glass Bead Game, Hermann Hesse  
The Hero With a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell    
The Histories, Herodotus  
The Inimitable Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse 
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories, Susanna Clarke 
The Onion Girl, Charles de Lint    
The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett    
The Pirate Hunter, Richard Zacks  
The Road, Cormac McCarthy    
The Stories of Eva Luna, Isabel Allende 
The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger 
The Vampire Armand, Anne Rice  
They Saw It Happen, Compiled by Matthew Lewin  
To Say Nothing of the Dog, Connie Willis  
Undaunted Courage, Stephen E. Ambrose 
When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro 

Ender's Game: 20th Anniversary Edition, Orson Scott Card   
Ender in Exile, Orson Scott Card   
Speaker for the Dead, Orson Scott Card   
Seventh Son, Orson Scott Card   
Prentice Alvin, Orson Scott Card   
Red Prophet, Orson Scott Card   

Hyperion, Dan Simmons    
The Fall of Hyperion, Dan Simmons    
Endymion, Dan Simmons    
The Rise of Endymion, Dan Simmons    

A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin    
A Clash of Kings, George R. R. Martin    
A Storm of Swords, George R. R. Martin    
A Feast for Crows, George R. R. Martin    
Dreamsongs, Volume I, George R. R. Martin    
Dreamsongs, Volume II, George R. R. Martin    
Dreamsongs, Volume III, George R. R. Martin    

Wyrd Sisters: Discworld #6, Terry Pratchett    
Pyramids: Discworld #7, Terry Pratchett    
Guards! Guards!: Discworld #8, Terry Pratchett    
Moving Pictures: Discworld #10, Terry Pratchett    
Reaper Man: Discworld #11, Terry Pratchett    
Witches Abroad: Discworld #12, Terry Pratchett    
Small Gods: Discworld #13, Terry Pratchett    
Lords and Ladies: Discworld #14, Terry Pratchett    
Men at Arms: Discworld #15, Terry Pratchett    
Soul Music: Discworld #16, Terry Pratchett    
Interesting Times: Discworld #17, Terry Pratchett    
Maskerade: Discworld #18, Terry Pratchett    
Feet of Clay: Discworld #19, Terry Pratchett    
Hogfather: Discworld #20, Terry Pratchett    
Strata, Terry Pratchett    
The Last Continent: Discworld #22, Terry Pratchett    
Carpe Jugulum: Discworld #23, Terry Pratchett    
The Fifth Elephant: Discworld #24, Terry Pratchett    
The Truth: Discworld #25, Terry Pratchett    
The Wee Free Men, Terry Pratchett    
Monstrous Regiment: Discworld #28, Terry Pratchett    
A Hat Full of Sky, Terry Pratchett    
Going Postal, Terry Pratchett    
Thud!, Terry Pratchett    
Wintersmith, Terry Pratchett    
Making Money, Terry Pratchett    


[User Picture]From: bellatrixamici
2009-08-18 07:56 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of read-listen-ing!
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[User Picture]From: hujhax
2009-08-18 08:50 pm (UTC)
Neat!  Any favorites to recommend?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2009-08-18 09:48 pm (UTC)

Here are some of my favorites:
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Susanna Clarke
Doomsday Book, Connie Willis
The Curse of Chalion, Lois McMaster Bujold
The Diamond Age, Neal Stephenson
The Glass Bead Game, Hermann Hesse
The Histories, Herodotus
The Inimitable Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
When We Were Orphans, Kazuo Ishiguro

The first 3 Song of Ice and Fire books by Georg RR Martin. The 4th, A Feast for Crows, is read by someone new, and it's woefully inferior to the first 2.

Oh, and the first, I dunno, 20 (30?) Discworld books are read by Nigel Planer (who played Neil in the Young Ones), and he's such a delightful reader/voice actor that even when the material isn't that great, he's still very entertaining to listen to.
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[User Picture]From: hujhax
2009-08-18 09:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sir!
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-08-18 09:35 pm (UTC)
did you delete any secret, stupid, shameful selections?
~~mayzie (is to lazy to log in)
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-08-18 09:36 pm (UTC)
the sad thing about posting anon is the i can't go add a little o up there before anybody but roy is the wiser.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2009-08-18 09:40 pm (UTC)
I didn't delete anything, actually, beyond a few lectures and stuff that weren't book-length.
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