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Old 07-02-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Default MT, recommend me an audiobook.

I enjoy reading, but I rarely have time (or desire) to sit down and actually do it. What I do a lot of, however, is driving, to the tune of 2000+ highway miles a month, and my floormats can only handle so much masturbatory emission before I have to find something else to occupy my time. I have found the joy of Audible, which lets me download books, put them on my iPod, and listen to them while I pass cars at double the speed limit while **** stars film in the bed of my truck.

So recommend me a book, because I'm out of good ones.

-I like carz
-I like politiks

The last two books I read were The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria, and The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. So basically anything that's an interesting commentary on the current financial or political world (y8s and cuadra, I'm looking at you) or a good story (everyone else).
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while I pass cars at double the speed limit while **** stars film in the bed of my truck
Explain please.
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See if there's an audiobook for "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies".

Also, "Lies My Teacher Told Me" was a good read. Don't know if it's on audiobook either. I suck.
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D0000d, do you drive the Bang-Bus?

EDIT: The only way I retain info is by focusing on each word in the book.... lol So I think an audio book would be great, so long as I close my eyes or am in the dark.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:37 PM   #6
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I see Cryptonomicon is available on audiobook. Might be kinda long for listening to, though. Also doesn't meet your preferences (maybe wartime politics, although it's still a stretch, being fiction).
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i like anything Clive Cussler or Dan Brown or John Grisham or Bill O Reilly.
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i like anything Clive Cussler or Dan Brown or John Grisham or Bill O Reilly.
God I cant stand that guy. That is all.
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i like Bill O Reilly.
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into fiction at all?
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Repost! I asked this about a year ago. Read the Dirk Pitt series by Cussler and check out Pendergast by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:14 PM   #12
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Theodore Rex (about teddy roosevelt)

the baroque series by neal stephenson is LONG LONG

Blindness by Jose Saramago
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I love audiobooks, and there's NOTHING better at making the miles fly by.

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So basically anything that's an interesting commentary on the current financial or political world
These should fit your requirements.

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwel

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century by Thomas L. Friedman

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.) by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

So lemme ask you, did you get a little choked up at the end of Racing in the Rain when his daughter introduced him to the kid?

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get out of my thread
Oh I know. Doesn't it just make your blood boil when a Conservative Republican is right so much?
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Nope, if he was right it wouldn't be a problem.
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I'd say thats an opinion....


Sorry, just stirring the pot and starting some ****.
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a list of books i actually might like
Badass, thank you.

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So lemme ask you, did you get a little choked up at the end of Racing in the Rain when his daughter introduced him to the kid?

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Yeah. That book sort of blew me away. The POV is unique, but you get into the characters in a big way.
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Oh I know. Doesn't it just make your blood boil when a Conservative Republican is right so much?
Too bad O'Reillyis a fake conservative. LOL
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Never tried any audiobooks, but just got done reading this one. Interesting read, I'd suggest it as well.

Not sure if its on audiobook (seems to be), but if you like this sort of read check out outliers - Amazon.com: Outliers: The Story of Success: Malcolm Gladwell: Books
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So lemme ask you, BLAH BLAH BLAH

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I hope you didn't just ruin a book on my to read list.

I'll second Freakonomics, Tipping Point, Blink, and the World is Flat (you can torrent most of the popular audiobooks).

Some books on my to read list:
Amazon.com: The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon: David Grann: Books


Amazon.com: The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil: Philip Zimbardo: Books

Recommended List:
Amazon.com: Five Years to Freedom: The True Story of a Vietnam POW: James N. Rowe: Books

Amazon.com: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War [ABRIDGED] [AUDIOBOOK]: Brooks Max: Books The Audiobook is supposed to be bad ***, lots of celebrity voices (Alan Alda and Mark Hamil).


Amazon.com: Fight Club: A Novel: Chuck Palahniuk: Books

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