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Subject: What Books Unavailable on Audio Do You Want?
Date Posted: 11/8/2013 12:20 AM ET
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I was enjoying the thread on favorite audio books so much, I thought I'd ask what you'd like on audio that is not currently available. I would love to hear The Wet Nurse's Tale by Erica Eisdorfer, but my number wish is for A Short History Of A Small Place by T.R. Pearson. I think both of these would be great.

Date Posted: 11/9/2013 8:19 AM ET
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Oh, my.  What a topic.  I have to think about this, though I do know there are books that I've looked for in audio only to see they've not been released in that format.  Oh, wait!  Recently I listened to 2 Jill Connor Browne audios and really enjoyed them.  So, I went looking for another favorite Southern essayist's books on audio.  Susan Reinhardt.  Love love love her writing.  I was so disappointed to see there were no audios that I filled out the contact me form on her website.  But no matter what I did, I could not get that darn thing to submit. 

So, for starters, I say, anything by Susan Reinhardt.

I'll bet Meg T will have some suggestions once she see's this thread.

Date Posted: 11/12/2013 6:14 AM ET
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How to Make Love like a Porn Star by Jenna Jameson. I would like Susan Sarandon to read it.

I don't think any Georges Simenon novels are on audio. Any of the Maigret novels would be fun on audio. It would be great if the reader of these novels could read with a heavy French accent.

Date Posted: 11/13/2013 2:59 PM ET
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LOL, Charles!

Date Posted: 11/13/2013 7:04 PM ET
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what happened to Jill.

Isn't that just like a woman. start something and then disappear.

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 9:01 PM ET
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Oh I can't think of any off the top of my head!  I am usually pleasantly surprised when I find something on audio, both with the old/ classic ones or new releases.  I am not that original!  Good thread!

Date Posted: 11/14/2013 9:32 PM ET
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I would love more medieval mysteries to be on audio, particularly those by Susanna Gregory, P.C. Doherty, Michael Jecks, Peter Tremayne.

Denise

 

Date Posted: 11/15/2013 5:06 PM ET
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Isn't that just like a woman. start something and then disappear.

laugh

 
Date Posted: 11/15/2013 6:07 PM ET
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I like Charles' sesnse of humor! Oh, and I would also like Cold Sassy Tree on audio!

 

Date Posted: 11/15/2013 7:12 PM ET
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Cold Sassy is on audio!  Just listened to it a little over a month ago.  I think I reviewed it on the other thread you mentioned.  If I didn't, I should have.  And, a day or so ago, I do believe I saw it listed on the PBS home page under audios as something recently listed.  I have audios set as on of my preferences.

The book was awesome in audio format.  What a fantastic narrator!  It is staying on my keeper list.

Date Posted: 11/16/2013 3:44 PM ET
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Oh, Thank You Bonnie! I had a feeling when I posted that, someone would tell me they found it!

Date Posted: 11/19/2013 11:36 PM ET
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I would love to find more true crime on audio.  So much of it isn't available, and it is my favorite genre.  It is so rare for me to read an actual print book anymore, that I just don't get my fill of true crime.  I think last time I checked PBS only had 19 different true crime titles on audio available to order.

Date Posted: 11/21/2013 7:43 PM ET
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Sass, I am going to ask a duh question.  Have you listened to Ann Rule? 

She was one of the first authors I listened to a lot back when I still had cassettes.  Does she still write, I wonder?

 

Date Posted: 11/21/2013 9:40 PM ET
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sassy25, true crime is also on of my favorite genres. I have never listened to any though.

Date Posted: 11/29/2013 6:42 PM ET
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Jill, if you still want Cold Sassy Tree, I saw another one posted yesterday, or was it this morning????

 

Date Posted: 11/29/2013 10:45 PM ET
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This week I bought the unabridged audio of Dune.  I can't wait to start it next week.

Date Posted: 12/1/2013 5:26 PM ET
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I don't understand why some authors won't permit their books to be put on audio.  Don't they realize these are used by the blind?  I'm sure it must involve money - it always does.  OH, I am listening to something read by Phil Gigante. He is excellent!

 

Judye / maysied

Date Posted: 12/3/2013 1:33 PM ET
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To Pam:  Dune was my fav high fantasy book of my childhood.  But yesterday I bought the unabridged 3 - book series of Ender's Game.  That's the one I really wanted.  I was amazed that it was only $27 at Walmart.

 

Judye / maysied

Date Posted: 12/3/2013 2:25 PM ET
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I never heard that it was the author's choice whether or not to go audio.  Like selling movie rights, I thought it was a perk any author would really hope for, and their agent would strive for. 

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 12/3/2013 9:29 PM ET
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The latest Chet and Bernie books. The first 2 or 3 were on audio and I loved them. I have not found the latest at the library..

Oh, give me a day and I can add  many books to the list. Before I retired 6-1-13, I listened to audios in my car while traveling. Read 1-6 books a month. NOw I have one "going" in my car on the way to mailbox, grocery, etc. Some books are "better" to me on audio. 

Date Posted: 12/30/2013 3:21 PM ET
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the public radio station in my town played A Christmas Carol by Dickens on Christmas day. It was read by Jonathan Winters. He did all the voices except one woman. It was great.