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  • Blaketown 28 Feb 2011 17:17:30 4,652 posts
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    andytheadequate wrote:
    Blaketown wrote:

    Mort - Terry Pratchett
    Rubbish. Jokes just fall totally flat. Don't know if it's because of the narrator or because I've grown out of Terry Pratchett.

    Terry Pratchett is still brilliant (although I don't like his earlier books as much). Was it read by Tony Robinson? if so, he doesn't read them well

    Quite a long time since I posted that. Pretty sure it wasn't Tony Robinson, though I couldn't tell you who it was.

    I should try reading one again as I haven't bothered with Pratchett since I was a teenager.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • RyanDS 28 Feb 2011 17:19:15 9,388 posts
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    Stephen Briggs?
  • Blaketown 28 Feb 2011 17:22:59 4,652 posts
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    A quick Google turns up Nigel Planer as the most probable candidate. He was shit whoever it was.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • philreeduk 18 Mar 2012 19:29:45 296 posts
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    Bump time, anyone else have any more recommendations, trying to use these whilst losing weight some of the ones i have tried have been a bit hit and miss so suggestions?
  • Inertia 18 Mar 2012 19:35:45 677 posts
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    The Clothes they stood up in - Written and read by Alan Bennett
  • Blaketown 18 Mar 2012 21:37:20 4,652 posts
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    I, Partridge - Best audio book ever.

    Brap, brap, old chap.

  • munki83 19 Mar 2012 08:16:39 1,433 posts
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    @Blaketown

    Best audiobook I've listened to. I've listened to it a few times and it makes me lol everytime
  • S.J.Rogers 19 Mar 2012 09:06:07 3,557 posts
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    Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency: By Douglas Adams.

    And the even better follow up:

    The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul...

    I have them both and they are fantastic...!!!
  • mrcrumley 28 May 2012 18:32:27 376 posts
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    The new Stephen King novel 11.22.63 narrated by Craig Wasson is superb. A departure from Kings usual horror work too. It's about a time traveler who attempts to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy which occurred on November 22, 1963

    Edited by mrcrumley at 18:32:56 28-05-2012
  • munki83 28 May 2012 18:59:22 1,433 posts
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    I'm listening to Ready Player One which is narrated by Wil Wheaton it was an awesome bookd and a really good audiobook
  • Clive_Dunn 28 May 2012 19:10:40 4,780 posts
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    Wil Wheaton and awesome in the same sentence ? The internet will explode if this gets out.
  • mrcrumley 28 May 2012 19:36:42 376 posts
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    @munki83 thats my audible monthly credit sorted. Hadn't heard of it til now, just read the synopsis. I'm in.
  • RyanDS 28 May 2012 19:41:54 9,388 posts
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    Clive_Dunn wrote:
    Wil Wheaton and awesome in the same sentence ? The internet will explode if this gets out.
    He's actually quite a good chap. You should listen to his star trek podcasts, he rips the shit out of himself and the show.
  • mrcrumley 28 May 2012 19:49:12 376 posts
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    I've heard him on The Nerdist podcast and he came across really well. One of his anecdotes about getting offered a rank promotion in Star Trek over an actual payrise cracked me up.
  • Ged42 28 May 2012 20:04:04 7,732 posts
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    The Dark Tower series by Stephen King read with appropriate gravel tones by Frank Muller then later by George Guildall. They manage to make King's somewhat convoluted story make a lot more sense, with good vocal distinction between the characters.


    Stephen Fry's narration on the Harry Potter series adds a lot of life too the books, which I had treated with the normal snobbery of someone who hates something popular they haven't read/seen/heard.

    Edited by Ged42 at 20:04:44 28-05-2012
  • Deleted user 29 May 2012 10:30:57
    Not sure if its been mentioned in the thread, but go to www.librovox.org where you can download free versions of many hundreds of public domain books. Then its just a case of burning them to cd or transferring to ipod.

    Reading quality varies as its done by volunteers, but its not bad at all.
  • Zizoo 8 Oct 2013 09:58:27 8,383 posts
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    I signed up to Audible for the 2 free audiobooks offer: http://www.audible.com/t1/amazon

    Not sure if I'll stay signed on seeing as I can keep the books after cancelling my membership apparently.

    I nabbed Ender's Game. Reading through this thread for suggestions for the other.

    Are the Jack Reacher books ok? The sample sounds fun.
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