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PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:55 am 
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Only non-fiction, please (unless you vouch for something fictional with your goddamn life).

I've been through dozens of audiobooks, since I've started running every day for an hour. But I'm now running out of stuff to listen to. Autobiographies are my favorites.

Recommend away, please. Dankeschön.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:38 am 
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Have you read listened to Mark Twain's autobiography. Fun stuff.

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If tomorrow all the things were gone,
I’d worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with just my children and my wife.

I’d thank my lucky stars,
to be livin here today.
‘ Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

From the lakes of Minnesota,
to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.

From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
and its time we stand and say.

That I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

And I’m proud to be and American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘ Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:08 am 
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Chris Knight wrote:
Have you read listened to Mark Twain's autobiography. Fun stuff.
I'm not sure, if you were serious or not. But I quitted after 2 hours. Either Twain was the most awesome or the biggest asshole of the 19th American literary century.
You were putting me on, right? ...Got me. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:30 am 
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Twain was probably the most awesome asshole of 19th century American literature. Who's his competition? Poe, basically.


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Fuck giving this guy recommendations.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 4:47 am 
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Do they make audiobook editions of video game strategy guides?

I recommend one of those.


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I've been listening to The Lord of the Rings read by Rob Inglis in the car lately. I'll go out at lunch and park by a pond in the woods and listen for an hour. Good stuff. The other day I was bringing my son out and it was playing, he was going nuts for it, absolutely loved it and didn't want to get out.

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I don't know what I love more, the segment about the gay porn producer, or Waters losing his mind over Comme de Garcons.

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Ried, have you checked out Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything". (http://www.amazon.com/Short-History-Nea ... 8&sr=&qid=). The wife and I listened to this during a 20 hour trip and it was quite enjoyable. It is more of a history of science, what was thought when and how we have advanced. Though, it does touch a much much more.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:24 am 
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Max W wrote:
Ried, have you checked out Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything". (http://www.amazon.com/Short-History-Nea ... 8&sr=&qid=). The wife and I listened to this during a 20 hour trip and it was quite enjoyable. It is more of a history of science, what was thought when and how we have advanced. Though, it does touch a much much more.

I've listened to this one. It's very well done. Not just a good book, but a very good presentation on audio.

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I've been listening to the '90 version of The Stand recently. The guy reading it has this 50's sounding voice, like an Irish priest with Non-Regional Diction and a slight sharpness to it, but also, he sounds like he has never heard any pop culture references - ever, or any references really. Each time something comes up, he completely bastardizes the pronunciation, causing me to pause in thought to figure out what was meant. The first time it really hit me was with the reference to Narragansett beer, which he pronounces 'nar-ag-na-set', he even added an ever so slight pause before the attempt. He's like another character in the book now. Latest one was 'modem' which he repeatedly reads as 'moe-dehm' emphasis on both syllables. And when swears come up, as the very often do, it sounds completely unnatural, like when you first heard your grandfather say 'boogie' (EX: boo-gee), which he also does. And every time he has to 'sing' 'Ba-ah-aby can you dig your man...', you can't help but smile.

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I've been trying to decide what to read on the plane to Fest and now I know. I'll reread The Stand. Haven't read that in probably 10 years.

I know I got off topic but thanks, Ericubus!

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Now there's a book to fill several hours' worth of air travel. I re-read that again last month and it really holds up.

That audiobook version sounds hilarious.

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Man, the book will be bigger than your carry-on.

I hadn't read it (listened to it) since the first time when I was like 19 or so, 'working' at a mall kiosk. I got through a lot of books at that job.

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Almost any of Bryson's audiobooks are great. Also any of Neil Gaimans books where he does the reading himself are very good.

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Max W wrote:
Ried, have you checked out Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything". (http://www.amazon.com/Short-History-Nea ... 8&sr=&qid=). The wife and I listened to this during a 20 hour trip and it was quite enjoyable. It is more of a history of science, what was thought when and how we have advanced. Though, it does touch a much much more.

Been listening to this, very well done, highly recommended.

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