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10/11/12 7:07 A

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I just finished listening to "Caleb's Crossing": a good book, a great reader, Jennifer Ehle.

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10/1/12 2:21 P

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4CHRIST777 - It appears that we like exactly the same types of books. I could add a few others to your list - Stephen White, and Lawrence Saunders. I especially like Lawrence Saunders but not many of his books are on CD. Maybe MP3 downloads.
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9/29/12 5:12 P

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I have recently discovered a woman named Alice Blanchard. She wrote a book called "Darkness Peering" that knocked me out! It was a 5 star out of a 1-4 rating. So I listened to another of her books called "Life Sentences" and really liked that too. I never heard of her before. Have you?

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7/29/12 11:17 A

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I am currently listening to The Independence of Miss Mary Bennett by Coleen McCullough. As an Austen fan, I am getting a kick out of the continuing story of the spinster sister in the Bennet family and how she and the Darcys and Bingleys have changed over 20 years. I am only on disc 2 but I think this may be a selection that I also go about and buy in paper.

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10/17/11 9:44 A

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I am an audible member, despite how much they have frustrated me over the years. They are a my second choice for getting books. I normally get most of my audiobooks from the library. Their selection is large and they make it easy to order audiobooks from other branches online. I normally check out a few cd books per week and convert them to mp3 and then load a bunch on my mp3 player at once. They also have the Overdrive system to download audiobooks online directly to my mp3 player. It can be hard to get the shiny new books that way but since I don't care how new my books are I can always find things to listen to.

Other places I purchase are new and used from amazon. Costco also has a tiny selection of audiobooks that are usually very cheap. When I am done with any books on CD, I donate them to the library!





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10/14/11 12:29 A

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A good reader could do wonderful things with Charles Dickens. The late great Anna Massey has done some wonderful audio books and Harriet Walter also has a wonderful voice. I'm still, however, addicted to "paper" and primarily use audio books when I exercise, which means that I tend to select mysteries thus far.

A friend of mine just "heard" "White Teeth" by Zadie Smith and loved it.

Is anyone else a member of Audible? Can anyone recommend a good source of books to transfer to an iPod?

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2/25/11 11:51 P

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'The Coffee Trader' by David Liss. Historical fiction (intrigue/romance) set in the Netherlands during the early growth of financial and futures markets, at a time when the Netherlands were the center of international trade and cosmopolitan society. Reader-listener is immersed in the fascinating life of Portuguese Jews who looked for opportunity and greater freedom in Amsterdam.


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1/17/11 7:29 P

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I think anything from Patricia Cornwell, Catherine Coulter, Janet Evanovich, Dean Koontz, Ted Dekker and Sue Grafton.

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12/20/10 12:48 A

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Books we'd like to recommend or discuss don't need to be ONLY audio versions. I do sometimes find a print version of something I'd like to share. I've noticed too that members often have both listened to and read a title. It's really two different experiences, isn't it?, and interesting to compare. We are a book club category, after all, with a focus on audio.


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8/30/10 1:42 P

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'Anil's Ghost' by Michael Ondaatje. I remember listening to the book some years back when ironing, then buying it to read. Thinking I'd like to hear it again. Ondaatje ('The English Patient") lives in Canada, but is originally from Sri Lanka, where the book takes place.


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