/ In need of a good audio book to listen to

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nealwag - on 07 Apr 2014
I have an 18 hour road trip next week and I am after an audio book to make the journey pass by.
I just finished listening to Andrew Mar's History of the World and before that read the complete six books of Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire).

Any recommendations?
jockster - on 07 Apr 2014
In reply to nealwag:

If you want a bit of educational stuff try the Radio 4 In Our Time download archives
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/in-our-time/archive
balmybaldwin - on 07 Apr 2014
In reply to nealwag:

Ken Follett's Pillars of the earth is good, but it's more like 50 hours
Euge - on 07 Apr 2014
In reply to nealwag:

Game of Thrones...

I just finishing listening to Book 3...

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nealwag - on 07 Apr 2014
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Yes I read the 'Pillars of the Earth' and 'World without End' and I really enjoyed them.
nealwag - on 07 Apr 2014
In reply to jockster:

Good idea about the 'In our time' series but they only last an hour don't they? Not sure if my mind could concentrate on more than a few hours of philosophy whilst driving though.
stroppygob - on 07 Apr 2014
In reply to nealwag:

If you enjoy Sherlock Holmes, but have exhausted the canon, then the audiobooks by Donald Thomas on Sherlock Holmes are good value. I'm just listening to "The Execution of Sherlock Holmes."

Also, try any of John Le Carre's, read by the aut6hor himself.
Geoboy - on 07 Apr 2014
In reply to nealwag:

I'm sure i'll get groans for suggesting this... but Harry Potter is a classic. And Stephen Fry does a great job.
ankyo - on 07 Apr 2014
In reply to nealwag:

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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papashango - on 07 Apr 2014
In reply to nealwag:
This suggestion is a bit different

It's a series of talks by Alan Watts on the Nature of Conciousness.
It's an insight/attitude towards life that is completely skipped by most
people living in the west.

I've linked it in 4 parts, each with 8 sub parts. You can download them to
mp3 using this: http://save-mp3.com/ so you can listen on the road.

It's well worth the effort, in fact it's completely changed my outlook on
human existence and life.

Hope you enjoy!

Part 1 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc_gAPNCruQ
Part 2 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyyx_ruCJDQ
Part 3 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjZicy1jDnk
Part 4 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVNReBPr9Dw

*I'll go further and say it's actually the best thing I've ever listened to, couldn't recommend enough!
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