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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2017, 08:43:04 AM »
Better than my lame joke! :))

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« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2017, 11:35:18 AM »
smh

I'm so focused on getting audiobooks for free, I missed the joke.  Sorry.
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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #42 on: April 19, 2017, 03:43:24 PM »
http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks

There are a lot of free audiobooks at this link along with the source. Not sure if they are abridged or not.
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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #43 on: June 29, 2017, 01:42:07 AM »
Random question. If someone asks if you've read a certain book and you've listened to the audiobook, should you mention that or just say yeah I read it? Just curious if you should differentiate the two.

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« Reply #44 on: June 30, 2017, 11:19:11 AM »
I just said I read it. What's it to them? Especially x months since when anyone read/listened to it, what you retained will probably be the same. Your not being graded on your literature ingestion.
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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #45 on: July 01, 2017, 06:28:59 AM »
That's a good point. Much simpler to just say you read it.

I finally ventured into audiobooks this week. Considering i listen to podcasts all day at work it's surprising i never listened to an audiobook until now. I used my Audible freebie on The Martian. I bought the book after seeing the movie but never had the time to read it. I finished the audiobook after only 3 days. It was great. Very much enjoyed the narrator and his character voices.

I used my second freebie on 11/22/63. Another book i bought but never got around it. I'm 10 hours in after only 2 days and I'm loving it.

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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #46 on: October 26, 2017, 12:54:32 PM »
I have discovered that I am very particular when it comes to narrators. I really cannot stand when a male narrator reads a female character in a fake high pitched ďfeminineĒ voice. I would rather they just use their own voice or an accent if itís appropriate and competent.
I have stopped listening to three books now over this.
I just listened to Wil Wheaton narrate Ready Player One and he did a fine job w/o accents or fake girlie voices.
Iíve also noticed that I enjoy audiobooks more if I have read them previously. Listening for the first time requires more unbroken attention than I want to give while driving and thatís the place I enjoy them best.
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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #47 on: November 06, 2017, 10:12:20 PM »
I really enjoy Wil Wheaton as a reader. I didn't enjoy Ready Player One that much but not because of him. Check out Fuzzy Nation if you want something better! :)

Nowadays I generally stick to non-fiction for audiobooks. Things are generally more anecdotal and not so unforgiving if you slip in and out. Trying to follow a heavy narrative and not miss names and places is difficult. That said, I've had a handful of good experiences. In recent memory, I really enjoyed Mr. Mercedes.

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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #48 on: December 11, 2017, 04:47:35 AM »
I'm 4 hours into Ready Player One and I'm enjoying it. The story and Wil Wheaton.

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Re: Audiobooks
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2018, 06:09:26 PM »
Can someone recommend me a good audiobook? I have 3 credits to use. So far I've listened to Armada, Ready Player One, The Martian, Artemis, The Man In The High Castle, American Gods and 11.22.63. I'm open to non fiction as well.