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thothle.ca
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posted 02 February 2008 03:11 AM      Profile for thothle.ca        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I like to listen to books when I jog. Since I can't find all the audio books I have on my 'to read list', I was wondering if I could get a few suggestion of good reads to expand my list.
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posted 02 February 2008 04:06 AM      Profile for bliter   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've started to get hooked on audio books that I borrow from the public library but am really peed off at the way many of the discs have been mishandled - causing me to have had to return a few, unread. I tend to prefer the abridged novels.

I took out Tami Hoag's KILL THE MESSENGER in a 5-disc and 11-disc set (different narrators] It's a novel you might enjoy.

Some of these may have been on audio tape. All, I enjoyed: At all Costs, The Woman and the Ape, Are you Afraid of the Dark?, Miracle Cure,(exceptionally good)

Nothing too heavy, but sorta therapeutic.


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posted 02 February 2008 05:39 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by thothle.ca:
I like to listen to books when I jog. Since I can't find all the audio books I have on my 'to read list', I was wondering if I could get a few suggestion of good reads to expand my list.

Depends on what you're into. What kind of books do you like? What genres?


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posted 02 February 2008 06:37 AM      Profile for thothle.ca        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Good ? Michelle,

I'm currently reading:
Freakinomics (Levitt)
Napoleon (Johnson)
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor...(Goodwin)

Somme of my favorites are:

The Lord of the Rings
The Pillars of the Earth
The House of the Dead
Crime and Punishment
Wikinomics


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posted 02 February 2008 12:03 PM      Profile for bliter   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
throthle.ca

quote:
Good ? Michelle,

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No harm stimulating discussion. That's what we're about, but after responding to your opening post, I noted in another thread, that you appear to be in the book business.

I won't talk about "genre" but another audio book that I did enjoy was Angels and Demons. You can easily access author and publisher - as with the other titles I referred you to.

In non-fiction, if you should come upon anything on Web Message Board Etiquette, please share.


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thothle.ca
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posted 02 February 2008 01:06 PM      Profile for thothle.ca        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bliter,

I’m usually just a reader of discussions so when I posted the initial link on other thread, I wanted to be upfront about who was posting it. That’s why I created the user that I have.

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I haven’t had too many problems with the audio books from the Ottawa public libraries. I got a few skips but that’s it.

Angels and Demons was actually the first audio book that got me hooked on the concept. I had tried it a few times before but I always seem to have to go back a chapter since I was missing details.


Thanks for the list.


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