I'm seeking audiobook recommendations for books that are escapist, engrossing, generally feel-good, and fast-paced (without being frightening). [more inside]
posted by slidell
on May 29, 2014 -
What audio ebook should I download for this long car ride with my bookish 10 year old, me, and my literate adult friend? [more inside]
posted by latkes
on Mar 25, 2013 -
Can you help me find some audiobooks that are relatively fast-paced and simple, but also have good dialogue, characters, and themes? Even if you don't listen to audiobooks, maybe you know page-turners or beach reads that are deeper than the normal fluff? Or maybe you know good literary fiction that is simple and fast-paced? [more inside]
posted by slidell
on Sep 19, 2012 -
My question is very simple. I want to "read" the Brittinanica Great Books of the Western World on CD audio while I'm doing housework. [more inside]
posted by KMH
on Jan 30, 2012 -
I need some new audiobooks! I'm a screen printer and find that listening to an audiobook helps me to focus and get more done during the day and consequently, I get through 3-4 books a week. I'll listen to just about anything (science fiction, biographies, western, you name it), as long as it's engaging but doesn't require too much concentration. I've listed my favorites below. Tell me what you've enjoyed listening to and what I've been missing! [more inside]
posted by emilygraves05
on Jun 11, 2011 -
We have this terrific audiobook of Winnie The Pooh
(with Stephen Fry as Pooh and Judi Dench & all sorts of wonderfulness) and were wondering if there are any more like it? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Apr 4, 2011 -
Recently listened to Stephen Fry's reading of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy while driving and had a car full of happy. What other audiobooks could provide me a similar experience of delight?
posted by JustKeepSwimming
on Jan 25, 2011 -
I'm trying to find incredibly boring books. The kind of books that you'll try to read, and can't help but space out. Bonus points if its in the public domain. [more inside]
posted by daboo
on Sep 25, 2008 -
Family-friendly audiobooks and/or book content reviews? (Have you read The Kite Runner
? Never Let Me Go
? Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
?) [more inside]
posted by rafter
on Jun 16, 2006 -
Audiobooks: My Audible wish list is empty -- help me fill it with compelling, commute-friendly nonfiction and literary fiction. [more inside]
posted by kmel
on Mar 16, 2006 -
Knowing his politics, is there some obscure economic/philosophical reason why China Mieville's books don't have audio versions? Or do I just not know where to look?
posted by halespawn
on Mar 9, 2006 -
I have physical handicaps which prevent me from actual eye-to-book reading. I desperately want to read A Winter's Tale, but I can't find it anywhere on Audiobook. My question is: Is it available anywhere, and if so, where?
posted by jitterbug perfume
on Feb 11, 2006 -
Sources for audio books.. What are the major audio book sites to search to see if a book is available in an audio version?
posted by stbalbach
on Sep 10, 2004 -
I have an abiding passion for audiobooks (concomitant with my hour or so of daily commuting), and it occurs to me that this would be an ideal way to get over my general Shakespearean illiteracy. Can anyone recommend some good Shakespeare recordings? The more compelling the recommendation, the better.
posted by blueshammer
on Aug 4, 2004 -
I'm thinking of producing an unabridged audio book (more for the experience than for money). I have a wonderful voice-actress who is up for it. Now I need to choose a book. I'd like it to be fiction and something in public domain (i.e. a classic). What would you like to hear that hasn't been recorded already (or that's been done badly)?
posted by grumblebee
on Feb 4, 2004 -