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Subject: Road trip! What book on tape to bring?
Date Posted: 10/8/2008 12:29 PM ET
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Hey, everyone! I'll be going out of town for a weekend coming up soon, and I'd like to bring something with me to listen to in the car. So what book should I bring?

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 2:41 PM ET
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I don't know if it's on tape, but one of my favorite books is "The Prize Winner Of Defiance, Ohio" by Terry Ryan.

Date Posted: 10/8/2008 6:43 PM ET
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It depends on what sort of books you like, doesn't it? LOL I have found that anything narrated by George Guidall is wonderful. I've also been listening to a lot of great young adult fantasy lately--it's lighter, easy to listen to without getting distracted. I'd recommend The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (listening now to the followup, The People of Sparks) or to Michael Scott's "Nicholas Flamel" series, starting with The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. Both of those series have relatively short books, too, in the 7-8 hour range.

If you like lighter mysteries, I have found that those narrated by C.J. Critt are really good.


Date Posted: 10/8/2008 7:05 PM ET
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The Perfect Storm  --- really made the miles fly by.

Date Posted: 10/10/2008 5:21 PM ET
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The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

Date Posted: 10/10/2008 5:53 PM ET
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for audio when traveling I've enjoyed:

A Year Down Yonder - Richard Peck - kid or YA but a woman  narrates this and it's hilarious! I've listened to it at least 5 times

Divine Secrets of the Yaya Sisterhood and Little Altars Everywhere - I enjoyed listening to both of these and listened to yayas(2nd story) first then little altars which gives the background of the mother


Subject: Audio Books
Date Posted: 10/10/2008 6:04 PM ET
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These are a few of my best Audio Reads

Everywhere That Mary Went -Lisa Scottoline

The Last Nazi -Stan Pottinger

The World Below - Sue Miller

Stone Kiss - Faye Kellerman

The Banker - John Grisham

Alone - Lisa Gardner

Maneater - Gigi Leangie Grazer

Have a great trip.

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 10/10/2008 7:10 PM ET
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Moby Dick - can't remember the reader, but it's great. Melville didn't know it, but he wrote a much better audio book than a novel. It almost works like a one-man play.

Crime and Punishment - narrated by George Guidall; excellent

Don Quixote - narrated by George Guidall; excellent

Date Posted: 10/10/2008 8:19 PM ET
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Anything by Bailey White.  She reads her own stuff and  has such a great southern accent that I just enjoy listening to her voice.

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 2:11 AM ET
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Anything  by Christopher Moore - Except for fluke, downloaded from audible.com   Im not sure who the reader is, but he's not very good.

I'm currently listening Gods Behaving Badly.  I love it so far!

All the Harry Potter books.  I was unable to read them for some reason, but the reader is the same for all the books and he is the best ever!

The Sue Grafton alphabet books.  The reader Judy Kaye was great too. 

Have a wonderful trip!

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 11:11 AM ET
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I listened to The Girls on CD as I drove from Alabama to Texas yesterday.  I think that it's the best audio book (for women to listen to) that I've ever listened to.  It was a book that I didn't think that I wanted to read, but I loved it.  Now, before you get it, keep in mind that I don't like listeneing to books much at all.  I only do this when I am driving a long way by myself.  This was great!

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 9:37 PM ET
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I second the Sue Grafton Alphabet books.

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 11:50 PM ET
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Anything by Dave Sedaris. He reads his own material and he is HILARIOUS! I about peed my pants listening to his latest novel on CD.

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 11:54 PM ET
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If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern.

Wonderful story narrated by two actors, one male one female, both with delightful Irish accents!  Truly enthralling.  My fave audio of all time.

Have a great trip!


Date Posted: 10/13/2008 11:53 AM ET
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Audio books I've really liked:  The Harry Potter books (reader is fantastic), The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig, The Woman's Murder Club series by James Patterson, the Kay Scarpetta books by Patricia Cornwell, the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben and the Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich. 

I listened ot a couple of the Issabelle Dalhousie books by Alexander McCall Smith and a couple of the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris.  They were really good. 

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Date Posted: 10/13/2008 3:39 PM ET
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