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I'd like to have this thread for one purpose. Share with everyone which audiobooks you've listened to from the iTunes library. I'll start off with the one that I'm 30min away from finishing.

- A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

Well this book was a phenomenal view into another persons life. I found myself in tears many times throughout the book as it's so graphic and in-touch with a person's emotions. It's a book about addiction, the main character is addicted to alcohol and drugs. It goes through the journey he goes through in an attempt to recover...I honestly don't want to give anymore away of the novel except for that if you can get beyond the first 15min you'll be hooked! I will say that it's got a lot of F*** n other language like that so hopefully you can find some way to get beyond that.

-- I have about 5 other audiobooks that I will be listening to in that past few weeks.... I'll keep you all up-to-date to how these books are--
 

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I have a library of probably over a hundred audiobooks. If you listen to even one per month, you should go straight to Audible.com and get a subscription. The cost per month is less than the cost to buy one book from iTunes and Audible is the content provider for Apple. The bonus is that you can listen to the Audible books on multiple devices (Palm and Windows PDAs, iPods and computers, Windows users can burn books to CD but I wouldn't recommend it on unnabridged 40 hour books) where Apple puts the standard iTunes drm on their version of the book. I have a two books per month subscription and listen to books on the two and a half hour drive up to the cottage.
 

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Nice... thanx. I'll look into that...any you'd recommend? Oh I must say... that one A Million Little Pieces that I listened to.... it was phenomenal... and it's a true documentary kinda thing.... very surreal ending... leaves you in suspense right up to the end!
 

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Nice... thanx. I'll look into that...any you'd recommend? Oh I must say... that one A Million Little Pieces that I listened to.... it was phenomenal... and it's a true documentary kinda thing.... very surreal ending... leaves you in suspense right up to the end!
Glad you enjoyed that book, and you mention that it's a novel. It was first released as an auto-biography and the author appeared on Oprah. I think she even used the book in her book club.

Then it was disclosed that the whole thing was a figment of the author's imagination and he was reviled in the media for several weeks.

I'm also an Audible.com fan and if you listen to a lot of books it's the best way to go.

Also, I listen to free books from NetLibrary.com. Our local library subscribes to that service and we use information on our library cards to access the site. Check with your library - chances are they are members also. The only slight disadvantage is that the books have Windows DRM and you need Windows Media Player to transfer the books to a Windows PlaysForSure device.

But, heck, free is the right price, so for about $50 I bought a Creative player and use my office computer to download and transfer the books.

Getting back to the original topic - books - I like police procedurals, espionage, detective, suspense and so on. No sci/fi or fantasy. No romance or touchy feely stuff for me :D :D

And having listened to hundreds of books, I've concluded that the narrator is almost more important than the author.

Narrators I like: George Guidall, Scott Brick, Paul Michael. Scott Brick could read the phone book and I would listen to every 100 hours of it.

Margaret
 

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Mostly off of Audible.com
Orwell - 1984 and Animal Farm
Huxley - Brave New World
Joseph Conrad - Heart Of Darkness
Douglas Adams at the BBC (celebration of the author's life and work narrated by Simon Jones)
 

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Mostly off of Audible.com
Orwell - 1984 and Animal Farm
Huxley - Brave New World
Joseph Conrad - Heart Of Darkness
Douglas Adams at the BBC (celebration of the author's life and work narrated by Simon Jones)
I made an Audible.com membership just now! You were right Macified... it is a lot cheeper n I have much more access to Unabridged audiobooks. I just wanted to ask... where did you see Animal Farm? I searched Audible.com and I couldn't find it. It was actually the first book I looked for on that site!
 

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I made an Audible.com membership just now! You were right Macified... it is a lot cheeper n I have much more access to Unabridged audiobooks. I just wanted to ask... where did you see Animal Farm? I searched Audible.com and I couldn't find it. It was actually the first book I looked for on that site!
Oh must have been from elsewhere can't remember
 
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