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Can you hear me, mother?

 

any audible recommendations? I've got a sack load of credits and don't really do the audiobook thing.

 

open to new experiences, oo-er.

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On 27 January 2017 at 7:32 PM, hotairmail said:

I thought you'd been banned.

Only from my favourite titty bar.

I'm trying to bring my average daily post count down from truly tragic to predictably pathetic.

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On 27/01/2017 at 3:23 PM, 24 year mortgage 8itch said:

Can you hear me, mother?

 

any audible recommendations? I've got a sack load of credits and don't really do the audiobook thing.

 

open to new experiences, oo-er.

I know it was on BBC radio, but the Infinite Monkey Cage is great with Prof Brian Cox.

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On 1/27/2017 at 3:23 PM, 24 year mortgage 8itch said:

Can you hear me, mother?

 

any audible recommendations? I've got a sack load of credits and don't really do the audiobook thing.

 

open to new experiences, oo-er.

The Audible talking book version of the James Bond novels and short stories by Ian Fleming are generally very good. The reading of From Russia With Love by Toby Stephens and Casino Royal by Dan Stevens are highly recommended. I liked Bill Nighy narrating Moonraker as well.  I can also recommend Martin Jarvis reading of Goodbye To All That by Robert Graves and the Michael Jayston narration of the John Le Carre novels. For non Fiction I enjoyed Tracy Borman's Private Lives of the Tudors  and Mary Beards SPQR history of Classical Rome. I find it is important to find both a book and a narrator that you like. The latter is particularly important as a duff reading can kill even the most brilliant work stone dead while a brilliant narration can sometimes bring works that you have not appreciated to life. Certainly I found the latter with the James Bond books which I had never really rated until I heard them read. BTW you will find Bond is a more reflective and introspective character in the novels than the film's and at times particularly in his failed relationships with women he is portrayed almost poignantly, particularly at the end of Moonraker.

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If you want non-fiction, then I found Richard Dawkins' narration of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species quite good. It's a surprisingly good grounding the in the principles of evolution, somewhat uncomplicated by the details of genetics. Richard Dawkins may not be to everyone's taste, as he is somewhat pompous in his books, but he is a good reader.

 

As to fiction, I've recently quite enjoyed the historical whodunnit series by CJ Sanom (Dissolution, Dark fire, etc.). These are fairly engaging and Steven Crossley is a good narrator. 

If Sci-fi is more your thing, then while far from great literature, the Star Force Series by BV Larson is a good way to waste a 150 or so hours. The story is simple enough that you'll have no difficulty following it if you're driving. Mark Boyett is a great narrator for this series.

 

 

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On 29 January 2017 at 1:43 AM, DTMark said:

 

There's an even earlier mention of audible where you recommend a Scottish Buddhist. I'm not sure I can recommend that yet. It must take time...

I did get Grit by Angela Duckworth a while back. Never finished it...

 

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11 hours ago, 24 year mortgage 8itch said:

There's an even earlier mention of audible where you recommend a Scottish Buddhist. I'm not sure I can recommend that yet. It must take time...

I did get Grit by Angela Duckworth a while back. Never finished it...

 

I never got beyond chapter 3 of "Girl on the Train". Too muck like chick-lit.

Bodhipaksa's meditation sessions are very good, but it requires an interest in being hypnotised. There's not much plot to speak or, nor any narrative ;)

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