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Perfidious Porpoise
Posted - 17 March 2017 09:01
JD Vance - Hillbilly Elegy

(I've not read the book nor do I know if an audio version exists)
SumoKing
Posted - 17 March 2017 09:03
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an audio version does exist!
Excession
Posted - 17 March 2017 09:12
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Any Iain M Banks narrated by Peter Kenny.
The Gone Away World by Nick Harkaway
The Watchmaker of Filligree Street
Any Neil Gaiman
The First 15 Lives of Harry August

All dark sci/modern fantasy type stuff obviously.
SumoKing
Posted - 17 March 2017 09:45
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much obliged

have read most of the Ian M Banks (Hydrogen Sonata was a bit weak I think but in fairness, writing a book about how nothing really matters as you're careening towards the grave must take some doing)
intheregions
Posted - 17 March 2017 10:10
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I, Partridge (We need to talk about Alan)

Or for pure value-for-money in terms of duration: Les Miserables. 57 hours of content right there
Excession
Posted - 17 March 2017 10:16
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I had read all the Banks too but Kenny's readings are superb and the pace of listening to an audio book and the immersion it offers is a qualitatively different experience for me.

Listening to a good book you last read some years ago read by a really good narrator is an easy win if you are stacking up audible credits.

SumoKing
Posted - 17 March 2017 10:22
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hmmm

that's not a bad tip Exc

(and where the hell is Reggie, he's usually desperate to recommend Moltke's 4000 word treatise on how logistics underpins political though of the 1800s)
Roscoe P. Coltrane
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:18
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Robert Harris - Imperium, Lustrum or Dictator
volenti_nfi
Posted - 17 March 2017 16:51
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Stephen Fry has just done all the Sherlock Holmes stories
intheregions
Posted - 17 March 2017 17:03
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those are much better to read rather than listen to, Coltrane