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August 24, 2016 6:31 PM   Subscribe

Help me find audiobooks I can listen to while playing pokemon. The best "page turners" that aren't too difficult to follow along with while also paying attention to the game. Female protagonists (hopefully). "The Girl on the Train" and "Gone Girl" are serviceable examples of what I am looking for. Not interested so much in stuff related to the military. The main criteria is that it is a page turner. And available as an audiobook. Thanks!
posted by skjønn to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
 
A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Case Histories, Jackson Brodie

If you are okay with elements of fantasy or sci-fi:

The Bone Clocks and Slade House, by David Mitchell

The Rook, by Daniel O'Malley
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 6:51 PM on August 24, 2016


Wool by Hugh Howey? I ended up buying the book because I read faster than I listen and I was desperate to find out what happened next.

Doesn't start out with a female protagonist but gets one after a couple of chapters.
posted by poxandplague at 7:21 PM on August 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


The audiobook of Winter's Bone is excellent.
posted by erst at 8:40 PM on August 24, 2016


Lexicon and Jennifer Government fit the criteria.
posted by Phssthpok at 10:35 PM on August 24, 2016


I listened to the Hunger Games via audiobook and they definitely qualify.
posted by tchemgrrl at 7:57 AM on August 25, 2016


Both of Ruth Ware's books In a Dark, Dark Wood and the Woman in Cabin 10 might fill the bill.
posted by Saddy Dumpington at 1:09 PM on August 25, 2016


I just finished the Magicians trilogy (The Magicians, The Magician King, The Magicians Land) and I found them to be page-turners. The reader is really good too. (Except for his bizarre pronunciation of "wharf". Fortunately there aren't many wharves in these books. )
posted by smartyboots at 12:02 PM on August 26, 2016


Sorry I'm late:

They aren't books, but The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio podcast has a ton of old radio dramas you can listen to. It says you need to pay $7 for archived episodes, but they haven't taken the downloads offline, so if you look at the old RSS feeds you've got years worth of Pokemon playing there. I often use it when out, as I find the shorter half-hour stories are easier to listen to while on the train of whatever.
posted by Canageek at 2:58 PM on September 5, 2016


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