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Online Johnnyhinbos

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Good audio books
« on: 04/02/2017 06:14 PM »
I walk to and from work (2 miles each way) and am always on the lookout for good audio books.

Any recommendations for good audio books - fiction or non-fiction, I consume them all as long as they're well written (and the voice is tolerable).

Not everything is done as an audio book, hence the specific question...

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

For my part, I really enjoyed:

Fear the Sky series. Excellent.

The Universe in Your Hand. Excellent non fiction.

Elon Musk biography by Ashley Vance
John Hanzl. Author, action / adventure www.johnhanzl.com

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Re: Good audio books
« Reply #1 on: 04/03/2017 05:07 PM »
Here's some (space/science) non-fiction stuff I've recently enjoyed:

* Spaceman by Mike Massimino (read by Mike) is a fun astronaut story
* An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield (read by Chris)
* Longitude by Dava Sobel about the history of determining longitude at sea and making accurate clocks
* The Search for Exoplanets, a Great Courses series.  A lot of the science behind how they're finding exoplanets
* The Hunt for Vulcan by Thomas Levenson is sort of an evolution of astronomy from Isaac Newton on

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Re: Good audio books
« Reply #2 on: 04/03/2017 06:30 PM »
I enjoyed listening to The Martian as much as reading it.

Same with Mike Jenne's Blue Gemini series.

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Re: Good audio books
« Reply #3 on: 04/03/2017 07:46 PM »
Chaikin's "A Man on the Moon." I took that with me back in the 1990s when doing a long road trip. It was a lot of fun. When I got back, I spent some extra evenings sitting in my car listening to the remaining CDs. Sounds kinda weird, but I enjoyed it that way.

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Re: Good audio books
« Reply #4 on: 04/03/2017 07:48 PM »
Alastair Reynolds hard Scifi
Ryk brown sci-fi
The expanse saga James covey

All three series good

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Re: Good audio books
« Reply #5 on: 04/14/2017 11:28 AM »
I could recommend you some:

Contact by Carl Sagan, narrated by Jodie Foster - /love this one/
Anathem by Neal Stephenson
Dune by Frank Herbert, narrated by Scott Brick
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Re: Good audio books
« Reply #6 on: 04/14/2017 04:36 PM »
The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson was a very good listen as well.

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Re: Good audio books
« Reply #7 on: 04/14/2017 04:52 PM »
I agree the mars trilogy is good but i would just read books one and two. Book three really starts sputtering out.

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Re: Good audio books
« Reply #8 on: 04/14/2017 05:15 PM »
Anathem by Neal Stephenson

I loved this book! In the same vein, I'd recommend Seveneves by Neal Stephenson.

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