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saint_tiger
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Audio books suggestions
I have a long road trip coming up and I’m looking for some audio book suggestions.


Kafka
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Old Time Radio Drama -- Sort of like very short audio books

The following is a USA Today article from a couple of years ago. For anyone interested in learning about Old Time Radio it's not a bad place to start.

The web’s best kept secret? Free classic radio dramas
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If you’re looking to fill up your smartphone, tablet or laptop with great content, there’s a lot more than just music, videos, ebooks, and games. Without costing a dime, there are many tens of thousands of “old time radio” shows – from the golden age of radio – available for streaming or downloading.

You might be asking yourself “Why would a future-looking technology journalist want to fill up his phone with radio dramas popularized in the ‘40s and ‘50s?” Yes, I see the irony. But you’d be pleasantly surprised at how entertaining these are – and they’ve kept me sane while commuting in a car or resting my eyes on a plane. Or, in many instances, I'm playing a game on my phone or tablet while listening to these shows at the same time.

These bite-sized old-time radio (“OTR”) shows are typically 20- to 40-minutes in length. We’re not talking audiobooks here, which are typically narrated by one person, but rather, these are well-acted radio plays, often with music and sound effects. Because you're using your imagination to "see" the characters, environments and actions, these shows feel wonderfully intimate and personal.


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Tigertown in ATL
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re: Audio books suggestions
Lonesome Dove
Shogun


Htowntiger90
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Been working my way through Kurt Vonnegut books on Audible (I've only read Slaughterhouse Five on paper).
They're on the shortish end of the spectrum, so you may be able to get through a book depending on how long the drive is. I've been speeding my Audible up to 1.2-1.3X lately to shave a little time off.


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A Gentleman in Moscow


You will not be disappointed.
This post was edited on 5/28 at 12:07 pm


DukeSilver
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There's a ton, but I'll second this one.

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Shogun


Fantastic


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TIGERSTORM
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Don Winslow Power of the Dog. It's a dea agent vs cartel story. It's part 1 of a trilogy. The first 2 are great, the 3rd isn't as strong and imo isn't necessary (it's politics put some people off). And the narrator is great.


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ecb
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Anything by CS Lewis or GK Chesterton if you are into christian books, turgenev - a hunters sketches or Tolstoy if you need some Russian literature.

I find the heavier books easier to listen to than read, especially since I can't pronounce the Russian names.


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A Gentleman in Moscow



If the narration lives up to the book I second this. Loved this book.


geauxgurl
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Daniel Silva author. Gabriel Allon character. Narrator is excellent. Pendergast (character) series.


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If the narration lives up to the book I second this
Narrated by a posh British sounding gentleman. I thought it fit the book perfectly.


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If you like horror at all, I recommend that you check out some of Christopher Buehlman’s books. He narrates a few of them and does a phenomenal job.

I think some of them are available on Audible Plus if you have Audible and you don’t want to use a credit. I really liked The Lesser Dead, The Suicide Motor Club, and The Blacktongue Thief. I don’t regret listening to Between Two Fires or The Necromancer’s House. Those Across the River was my least favorite and it was still pretty damn good.


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