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Mando
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Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
What are your favorites?

I just listened to The Dome by Stephen King and now on Kingkiller Chronicles. Any recs?


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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
American Gods


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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
The Institute by King
The Quite Patient.


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rebelrouser
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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
American Gods was the best i ever heard. Love the ensemble cst. My favorite genre is history books.


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SLafourche07
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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
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Kingkiller Chronicles



The narrator is really good.


The Red Riding audiobooks are amazing. Tim Gerard Reynolds is the best narrator I've ever listened to.

I actually started listening to another series because he narrated it and they've been really good so far as well.

Also, a while back I listened to Artemis narrated by Roasario Dawson and it was good. It's the 2nd book by The Martian author.


Mando
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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
I read all the red rising besides the latest. Should I audiobook it?


Sneaky__Sally
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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
What was the other series called?

I'll add Kingkiller to my list.

I drive a ton for work so going to do a lot of audiobooks this year. But I love to read real books so hoping to reserve my "B List" of books to listen to.


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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
Just be aware, as good as the first 2 King killer books were, the third and allegedly final book is approaching 10 years overdue. Lots of pissed off fans


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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
Haha I know. That's why I'm audiobooking it.


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SLafourche07
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What was the other series called?



It was regarding Riyria. I believe Riyria Revelations. Author is Michael Sullivan. First book I listened to was Theft of Swords.

There are multiple series. I think I started with published order not chronological order.


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SLafourche07
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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
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I read all the red rising besides the latest. Should I audiobook it?



I enjoyed it, but I've only listened to the series.

Note though that each POV character has their own narrator so it's not all Reynolds.

But the series in general are the best audiobooks I've listened to.


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Kafka
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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
Old Time Radio Drama -- Sort of like very short audio books

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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Scruffy
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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
To Sail a Darkling Sea series.

Good zombie apocalypse series.

Timeline by Crichton has a great audiobook.

World War Z is a fantastic one with all of the different voice actors.


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MSTiger33
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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
Joe Ledger Series
Creatures and Caverns Series
Superpowereds Series
Hard Luck Hank Series
First Law Series
Space Team Series


safemode
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re: Favorite Audio Books: Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery
Narrators can make or break an audiobook. I think Steven Pacey, Tim Reynolds, Roy Dotrice (r.i.p), Bronson Pinchot, Michael Kramer are some of the best in the business. I liked the Last kngdon books until they swapped Jonathan Keeble for some dude that sounded like the swedish chef.


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