Really good audiobooks?

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  1. sullivan_riyria

    sullivan_riyria Creator of Worlds

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    Thanks! ;-)
     
  2. sullivan_riyria

    sullivan_riyria Creator of Worlds

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    Thanks for including my books in your choices. I do hope you enjoy. I do think you'll be happy with your selections.
     
  3. Lordwalker

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    I finished this today. It was awesome! I will definitely be picking up the rest of the series, either in audio or book or both formats.
     
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    sullivan_riyria Creator of Worlds

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    Nice! Glad you liked it.
     
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    Wow good call on the Riyria books. Almost done and it's an excellent series. Going to tell all my friends about this one!
     
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    Also finished the First Law series, it was excellent as well. I like the narrator/actor on the Abercrombie books more, but preferred the Riyria story more. Both are excellent though and thanks for the suggestions!
     
  7. NeverMore

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    I would recommend checking out Orson Scott Card's books on audible, great books in themselves but also because they use both male and female voice actors for true immersion
     
  8. Lordwalker

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    I recently finished The Dirty Streets of Heaven on audio. It was well done, and has potential as a great new series.
     
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    This may be useless advice. But the only time I have to actually READ a book, is right before bed. Every night I go to bed, read a chapter or so, then go to sleep.
     
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    Thanks so much - The books are getting a lot of "love" on audible - even made one of the editor's Best of 2012 lists! Thanks for helping to spread the word.
     
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    sullivan_riyria Creator of Worlds

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    I have a long car ride coming up so thinking of getting some audio books for the trip - I'll definitely have First Law on my list - and thanks for the mention about Riyria.
     
  12. Khale

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    Twice a year I subscribe to audible.com's 24 book credits (I actually listen to 48 books a year!). Basically, if a book I want to read is available in an audiobook, I will go with that. If not, I read it on my kindle (weekends are reserved for reading my kindle).

    I was going to listen to Erikson's latest now that it is on audiobook, but I think his works are a bit more complicated so I will probably stick with the kindle version (often with Erikson you have to go back in the book, which is difficult to do with an audiobook).
     
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    Audible posted their 5-star for 2012 list.

    • The Stand By Stephen King (4.40 - 3,204 ratings)
    • Tricked: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 4 By Kevin Hearne (4.60 - 2,536 ratings)
    • The Hobbit By Kevin Hearne (4.60 - 1,422 ratings)
    • Cold Days: The Dresden Files, Book 14 by Jim Butcher (5.80 - 1,058)
    • Spellbound: Book II of the Grimnoir Chronicles By Larry Correia (4.60 - 888 ratings)
    • Invincible: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 2 By Jack Campbell (4.50 - 852 ratings)
    • Theft of Swords: Riyria Revelations, Book 1 by Michael J. Sullivan (4.50 - 804 ratings)
    • A Plague Upon Your Family: Zombie Fallout, Book 2 By Mark Tufo (4.5 - 697 ratings)
    • Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno (4.50 - 685 ratings)
    • The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy By J. R. R. Tolkien (4.70 - 575 ratings)
    • Timeless: The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth by Gail Carriger (4.60 - 499 ratings)
    • A Rising Thunder: Honor Harrington, Book 13 By David Weber (4.30 - 507 ratings)
    • By a Thread: Elemental Assassin, Book 6 By Jennifer Estep (4.50 - 467 ratings)
    • Conquest: Star Force, Book 4 By B. V. Larson (4.40 - 446 ratings)
    • Gunmetal Magic By Ilona Andrews (4.50 - 380 ratings)


    They also have some speculative fiction titles on their "Best of Everything list"

    • Deborah Harkness - Shadow of Night (All Souls #2)
    • Kevin Hearne - Tricked (Iron Druids #4)
    • JRR Tolkien - The Hobbit
    • Jim Butcher - Cold Days
    • Larry Correia -Spellbound (Grimnoir Chronicles #2)
    • Michael J Sullivan - Theft of Swords
    • Stephen King - The Stand
    • Jack Campbell's - Invincible
     
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    What prices and places did you get Riyria Revelation audio books from? I found the first book on amazon for $35. Seems a bit high. Specially considering they say "get it for $1.99 if you buy the kindle version". I just bought a NEW HARD COVER. Shouldn't that count? =)
     
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    Some books are whisperlinked which means you can continue listen or read from wherever you were last in in each version. Amazon seems to offer deals on these books.

    I've got an audible account with credits and special offers i manage to get most books for about $12 from there
     
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    I would recommend Anderson Taylor's Destroyermen series. Top notch
    Carl Alves
     
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    Has anybody listened to the first two Kingkiller audio books? The US version. I was thinking of subscribing and getting those...
     
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    Yep i have them both really good there's a couple of version with different narrators the consensus is that Rupert Degas is the best one which is what i have and is available through audible
     
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    I have listened to them, and I have to say that the narration was very well done. You will enjoy them.