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I can't take the radio, need something to listen to in the car. Anyone listened to something good recently?
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I have found that “deep” reads (complex stories, flowery language, etc.) are difficut to follow while driving. I tried listening to some TC Boyle while in the car and I would space out and miss too much.

The very best stuff we listened too, and this is confirmed by Mrs. Duffy and Duffy Jr., is Clive Custler’s “Dirk Pitt” series.

Brainless spy novels with lots of action.

Think James Bond but “Murica!!!!”

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Michael Connelly (Harry Bosch series, mostly murder/detective stuff)
David Baldacci (I like his newer stuff better. Will Robie / Amos Decker / John Puller, mostly action/detective type stuff)
Nelson DeMille (John Corey series is great, FBI terroist type stuff, but the main character is a sarcastic smart-ass get the girl type)
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Anything by Stuart Mclean generally. He had an incredible knack for telling stories.

But more specifically anything by Stuart Mclean with Dave as the protagonist. Dave cooks the turkey is priceless.

http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/vinyl-cafe


Dave cooks the turkey

How does Danny Hart sit down with balls that big?
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I am listening to all the George smiley John or carre books

Thinking fast and slow was excellent
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Sci-Fi
Anything by John Scalzi - in particular I liked his Old Man's War series
Dennis E. Taylor's Bobiverse series
"Ready Player One"
Andy Weir "That Martian", better than movie


Zombie/ENd of the World
Mark Tufto's Fall Out series
William R. Forstchen Final Day series
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Depends on what you feel like.

Light science / history / Non-Fiction:
- A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bryson)
- What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Munroe)
- Krakatoa (Simon Winchester)
- Edible History of Humanity (Standage)


Science Fiction/Fantasty
- Foundation Series (Asimov)
- Dune Series (Herbert)
- Robot Series (Asimov)
- Game of Ice and Fire (a.k.a. Game of Thrones series by G.R.R. Matrin)

Action/Spy
- Rain Fall (series by Barry Eisler)
- Anything by Michael Chriton

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
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ThisIsIt wrote:
I can't take the radio, need something to listen to in the car. Anyone listened to something good recently?
I’m thinking on brushing up on my French with Pimsleur. For no reason at all.

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I just finished the poisoners handbook by deborah blum. Its about the begining of forensic medicine. I found it quite interesting!




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I can't take the radio, need something to listen to in the car. Anyone listened to something good recently?
I've been addicted to books-on-tape since I signed up at Audible.com 20yrs ago. What kind of stuff do you like?

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You can also do podcasts, which are nice because they are free. I'm listening to Mike Rowe's (Dirty Jobs fame) and the Freakanomics guys.

Of course you can get them from the library as well, but I know mine doesn't have great options.
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jmcconne wrote:
You can also do podcasts, which are nice because they are free. I'm listening to Mike Rowe's (Dirty Jobs fame) and the Freakanomics guys.

Of course you can get them from the library as well, but I know mine doesn't have great options.

I don't think I can sync my phone with the car sound system. Although I could just listen with headphones I suppose. Might do that, I have a ton of podcasts to listen to.
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Like Duffy said, light reading (listening) is a must while driving. The Janet Evanovitch series (1 for the Money), etc., are great.
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I like Kevin Hearne's Iron Druid series. He is a great story teller and they are pretty funny. They are great for long drives.
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Podcasts. Here are some examples: Pod Save America, Pod Save the World, Axe Files, The Daily, Stay Tuned with Preet, Global Politico,
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I. Love Connolly and DeMille(John Corey series). People keep telling me to read Baldacci but I still haven't.

You may like Robert Crais - Elvis Cole and Joe Pike private eye series of books. I love them.
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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson is excellent.

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The original BBC Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy radio play. Super-fun 30 minute episodes that aren't too mentally taxing.

The BBC radio plays for The Hobbit and The Lord of Rings were great too.
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