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Unable to find a previous thread about what books you listen to on the road, I'm starting another. Please share any audio books you recommend to help make those long days on the road fly by.

Here are some of our favorites, most of which were suggested by fellow Ollie owners. (Thank you!)

Ordinary Heroes

The Boys in the Boat

A Man Called Ove

Michener's Alaska (especially if you're going there)

A River Runs Through It 

Beartown

Girl with a Dragon Tattoo 

The Way I Heard It

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Floating Twigs

Where the Crawdads Sing

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Thanks - I pretty much stay with non fiction - but every now and then a good spy thriller gets my attention.

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We’ve been listening to Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast series while on the road.  Regular books - I’m working my way through “Texas” by James Michener, fascinating historical fiction.  The paperback is almost 1,400 pages, so not a quick read.  Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boys in the boat is a great non-fiction book that’s listed. Another non-fiction book I also really enjoyed was River of Doubt.  Teddy Roosevelt’s adventure in the Amazon was truly amazing.

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2 hours ago, Mike and Carol said:

We’ve been listening to Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History podcast series while on the road.  Regular books - I’m working my way through “Texas” by James Michener, fascinating historical fiction.  The paperback is almost 1,400 pages, so not a quick read.  Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coincidence: I am approximately halfway through James Michener‘s “Texas“ as well.   It is fiction, but I feel like I am learning some history as well.

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Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. One of my favorites!

( Actually,  the entire Stieg Larsson trilogy)

The movies are great too. I  don't remember if Amazon or Netflix, but well worth watching time.

Thanks for the thread.

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Thanks, ShallowGal, for the suggestion and the thread.

Besides listening on long drives I've also found that these audio books are great for those nights when I'm a bit tired from fishing, its raining outside, its buggy outside, its ..... outside or I simply want to lay down but am not sleepy.

My only problem is that I don't understand why it is that after laying there a bit I realize that the last thing I remember is something in chapter 5 and the book is now on chapter 9! 🙄

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3 hours ago, topgun2 said:

Thanks, ShallowGal, for the suggestion and the thread.

Besides listening on long drives I've also found that these audio books are great for those nights when I'm a bit tired from fishing, its raining outside, its buggy outside, its ..... outside or I simply want to lay down but am not sleepy.

My only problem is that I don't understand why it is that after laying there a bit I realize that the last thing I remember is something in chapter 5 and the book is now on chapter 9! 🙄

Seems to be my life lately - I'm thinking I am on season 2 episode 2,  and I see the keeper of facts says I'm on season 3 -  episode 8......... - Kindle - same way....

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Erika and I have been listening to Craig Alanson's Expeditionary Force series (book 12 on June 1st).  Columbus Day is the first book.  It may seem a bit slow at first (build back-story), but about the time you think the story is over (1/2 way through), you'll be introduced to a VERY interesting character named Skippy.  He'll be in every other book thereafter.  Joe and Skippy really make the entire series funny.  This is a amusing Sci-Fi series, but not too deep nor technical.  You won't have to think too hard on any technical terms.  It's written for "dumb monkeys", you'll get that reference soon enough.

Narrated by R.C. Bray.  He's absolutely the best.

https://www.amazon.com/Columbus-Day-Craig-Alanson-audiobook/dp/B01MQR08XA/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Enjoy.

Chris

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I have been enjoying just about anything from David Baldicci or Sandra Brown. I just discovered both of these authors. 
 

For our trip to Hohenwald we listened to It’s a Long Story by Willie Nelson which we both enjoyed very much. 
 

I also love historical fiction so lots of different authors I like in that genre. 
 

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Krunch and I nearly finished "Where the Crawdads Sing” on our way home from Illinois this week, about 2 hours to go.  I have some audible credits to use so I’ll check out the books mentioned in this thread.  Unlike RB, I don't listen to anything heavy while driving.  If I miss something in a non fiction book, it’s too distracting for me to find it while driving and fiction allows me to fill in the blanks instead of going back.  I like pure entertainment whIle cruising down the road.  And real books always put me to sleep so they take forever to finish and it’s much easier to find the place I reached before I feel asleep.

Anything by W.E.B. Griffin, Lee Child, Michael Connelly fills my time while driving.  While Ken Follett has some very good historical fiction books.  And Sherry, I do believe "historical fiction" qualifies as an oxymoron.

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22 hours ago, mossemi said:

Krunch and I nearly finished "Where the Crawdads Sing” on our way home from Illinois this week, about 2 hours to go.  I have some audible credits to use so I’ll check out the books mentioned in this thread.  Unlike RB, I don't listen to anything heavy while driving.  If I miss something in a non fiction book, it’s too distracting for me to find it while driving and fiction allows me to fill in the blanks instead of going back.  I like pure entertainment whIle cruising down the road.  And real books always put me to sleep so they take forever to finish and it’s much easier to find the place I reached before I feel asleep.

Anything by W.E.B. Griffin, Lee Child, Michael Connelly fills my time while driving.  While Ken Follett has some very good historical fiction books.  And Sherry, I do believe "historical fiction" qualifies as an oxymoron.

Mossey

I read Where the Crawdads Sing and enjoyed that book.  I like to read at bedtime. During the day at work and on my drive to and from I like to listen to Audiobooks. I download mine the the digital library for free using the Libby app. I also read/listen to a lot of James Patterson, John Grisham and if you haven't seen the movie Woman in the Window you might enjoy listening to that audiobook.

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