Audiobooks



  • I was gonna put this in the Buying Shit thread but then I thought: maybe people wanna share some of their favorite audio books? (Some have better narration than others!)

    So to start: https://www.chirpbooks.com/deals
    This is a site that provides audiobooks at really good prices (like, we're talking under $4). It IS through their app, but it's absolutely cheaper than Audible (esp. if, like me, it can take you a month or more to finish one) and it's not a subscription.

    I bring it up because right now, there are a lot of really good books available.

    Aaaanyway, to kick off discussion:
    my favorite audio book of the past few years was Dan Simmons' Hyperion. I struggle to engage with audiobooks (ADD issue), but that one managed to actually grasp me really well and I found myself making time to listen to it.



  • Hands down: World War Z.

    WWZ is written in the format of first-person interviewed accounts of zombie survival. So there's amazing stuff in the audio book version like:

    Mark Hamill as a soldier who survived a massive zombie assault.

    Henry Rollins as a mercenary who was hired to guard a reality show

    Alan Alda as the man tasked with undoing unnecessary technology (stealth bombers decommission, cargo planes are the hot new thing)

    Best audio book casting and narration I've ever heard. Period.


  • Pitcrew

    I at least once a year go through the entire run of Dresden Files narrated by James Marsters. I love that series.



  • "The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium", by Danny Danziger and Robert Lacey. Read by Derek Jacobi.


  • Pitcrew

    @Alamias said in Audiobooks:

    I at least once a year go through the entire run of Dresden Files narrated by James Marsters. I love that series.

    I've gone through them all multiple times myself. Tho I admit i enjoy the change of voice for Ghost Story (before marsters came back and did it) because that whole book was different, it felt right somehow.


  • Pitcrew

    @Wretched I never heard it with John Glover, so I don't have the comparison.


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