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Subject: Best HF/HF mysteries on audio format
Date Posted: 7/29/2010 11:15 PM ET
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I know that several members of this forum like to listen to audio books. I started a list on my profile in order to keep track of those that you (you know who you are) like really well. I have already added "The Black Tower" by Louis Bayard, even though I have not listened to it yet - it came highly recommended from this forum. I am thinking that with the time I spend on the PC it only makes sense to listen to some books while I am doing whatever it is that I'm doing!  wink If you don't feel comfortable putting any audio books on my list, let's add them here! Okay????

Date Posted: 7/30/2010 7:27 AM ET
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Jeanne, I added a few.  The Flavia de Luce books are set in 1950, and The Help in the early 60's.  While I don't consider that history, per se, they are wonderful, wonderful audiobooks set in the recent past.  (I'm trying to not feel old, here!)

Date Posted: 7/30/2010 8:29 AM ET
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My librarian told me that The Help was really good on audio.  I might try The Historian on audio...thanks for the tips!

ETA:  Just checked online and it looks like Historian and Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie are both available in my library system! Yay!

Last Edited on: 7/30/10 8:46 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/30/2010 8:46 AM ET
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I loved The Historian in audio. I added An Unpardonable Crime by Andrew Taylor.

Date Posted: 7/30/2010 9:39 AM ET
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Oh, this is great! I really appreciate this. I've ordered "The Wine Dark Sea" by O'Brian from my library. It's read by Simon Vance (they don't have The Black Tower by Bayard), so I want to see how that goes. Keep the suggestions coming - thanks a bunch!

Date Posted: 7/30/2010 3:58 PM ET
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I'll listen to anything read by Simon Vance -- even the phone book!

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Date Posted: 7/31/2010 4:19 PM ET
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I am listening to The Help in my car. The Southern accents are authenic. I am only on the 2nd CD, but so-o glad that I chose the audio version. Some books are just better in audio (if the reader is special). One series that I liked on audio had a different reader and I could not finish it.