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Subject: Audiobook suggestions?
Date Posted: 4/14/2009 4:48 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2007
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I need recommendations for an audio book for our upcoming road trip. We’ve been listening to Harry Potter, but finished the last one last time. The kids aren’t little – they’re 16 and 18 - so I’m not really looking for “kid” books, but adult scenes can be uncomfortable. My daughter voted for Twilight and my son made gagging noises. We have also already finished the Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix & the Eragon series by Paolini. Any suggestions?

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 5:20 PM ET
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See if you can find a copy of Callahan and Company: The Compleat Chronicles of the Crosstime Saloon by Spider Robinson.  Funny as hell and I'm pretty sure it will appeal to both your 16 and 18 year old, too.  It's light scifi with a serious funny bent; think Cheers with aliens.  Loads of fun, I don't think you'll find anything uncomfortably adult in it. 

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 7:34 PM ET
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Neil Gaiman is good. I've never read him in print, only audio.

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 11:03 AM ET
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The teenager thing is throwing me off.  I've been listening to the Lucan Davenport series by John Sandford.  There's no sex in them but he likes to drop the f-bomb and use some crude language.  The violence isn't overly graphic.  There's a bit more of graphic sex in his Virgil Flowers series-well there's one scene in the 1st book anyway. 

The Stephanie Plum books are fantastic on audio but I don't know if your teenage son would like them.

The Woman's Murder Club series by James Patterson? 

Date Posted: 4/15/2009 4:54 PM ET
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The Golden Compass and the sequels were great on audio tape.  I liked them as much as the kids did, if not more.

Date Posted: 4/16/2009 2:44 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions!