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    I now listen to audiobooks! Thank you SAAG! I used to love to read all the time. It took some adjustments, but I can deal with the audiobooks now. I just need some good titles. Any suggestions for some good reads?!
    Thanks!
    Bianca
    Lasik victim 2012

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    So glad you are enjoying them! Like you say, it takes some adjustments, but at least you can get back some of the pleasure you used to enjoy from reading

    As for good reads (err, "listens" haha), depends on what you're into. I liked audible.com because I could click on the preview button to make sure the narrator's style of speaking was satisfactory (I'm too impatient for slow talkers haha)... then I'd go to amazon.com to check out reviews on the print book to see if the storyline was likely to be decent... after that, just depends on your tastes! Maybe check the best-seller lists for a start? Or look up books by authors that you used to enjoy in print? (you'll be amazed at how many of them have audiobook versions of their stuff - it's super!)

    Here are a bunch I've listened to... but like I said, my tastes and yours may differ


    Birmingham, John
    Without Warning

    Bronson, Po and Merryman, Ashley
    NurtureShock

    Collins, Suzanne
    Catching Fire (Book 2 in Hunger Games series)
    The Hunger Games (Book 1 in Hunger Games series)


    Flynn, Vince
    Consent to Kill
    Extreme Measures


    Grisham, John
    The Appeal

    Hamilton, Peter F.
    Pandora's Star

    Heinlein, Robert A.
    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    Herbert, Frank
    Dune

    Hirsi Ali, Ayaan
    Infidel

    Kress, Nancy
    Beggars in Spain (Beggars Trilogy)
    Beggars and Choosers (Beggars Trilogy)

    Levinson, Jay Conrad
    Guerilla Marketing

    Lessing, Doris
    The Good Terrorist (didn’t finish it… I think I read the paper version already)

    McCammon, Robert
    The Wolf’s Hour

    Niven, Larry
    Lucifer’s Hammer

    Patterson, James
    Against Medical Advice
    Lifeguard
    Mary, Mary
    Sam’s Letters to Jennifer
    Sail
    Sundays at Tiffany’s
    The Quickie
    You’ve Been Warned

    Richards, Leigh
    Califia’s Daughters

    Roberts, Nora
    Dance of the Gods (Circle Trilogy, Book 2)
    Morrigan’s Cross (Circle Trilogy, Book 1)
    Valley of Silence (Circle Trilogy, Book 3)

    Sax, Leonard
    Boys Adrift

    Simmons, Dan
    Hyperion (Book 1 in series)

    Steward, George R.
    Earth Abides

    Stirling, S.M.
    Against the Tide of Years (Nantucket Series)
    Islands in the Sea of Time (Nantucket Series)
    On the Oceans of Eternity (Nantucket Series)

    Vonnegut, Kurt
    Galapagos (awful!!)

    Wilhelm, Kate
    Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

    Willis, Connie
    The Doomsday Book
    Yet another post-Lasik (2005)...
    Anyone have a time machine so I can go back and undo this mess?

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    • #3
      Oh im now listening to a little princess on librivox while waiting for eye pain to settle so i can continue sleeping . i prefer the English reader. Kids stories are so simple and encouraging. i also love bbc documentaries podcasts . i am so well informed on US issues lol....
      http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/a/l/l/t/allthings.htm

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      • #4
        @ SAAG- Thank you for the list. I like a lot of the authors you listed. BTW, I almost wrote "listens" instead of reads.

        @soaps- I hope the eye pain settles. Thank you for the info!
        Lasik victim 2012

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