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Old 08-20-07, 02:06 PM   #1
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Suggest Audiobooks..

I gotta make a mind numbing drive from Boston to NJ this week. Suggest an audio book..

My interests lie a lot on pop econ and am off late interested in investing, finance etc..

I have read Freakanomics, blink, tipping point, money ball just to eliminate a few of the obvious.
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http://www.audiobookdeals.com/audiob...BK_LILI_000313
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If you liked Freakanomics, check out The Undercover Economist by Tim Hartford.
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Old 08-20-07, 02:19 PM   #5
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Old 08-20-07, 02:56 PM   #6
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On a recent trip to Utah I listened to A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, very funny, and well read for the recording. I also bought another title by Moore called You Suck, looking forward to that. Moore is very funny, totally off the wall, but very unique stories that are easy to read/listen too. The miles will fly by with these.

I've also listened to Harry Potter books on the road, they are especially well read for the recording.

I drive a fair amount, so I've listened to quite a few books, comedy and novel best sellers are a good bet, I also enjoyed Freakonomics. We have a good used book seller here, they are usually half the new price, and the turn over is fast, so I check there often.
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Desolation Island It's one of the Master and Commander series. It got me from Tallahassee to Louisville a couple of months ago.
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Check out audiobooks of P.G. Wodehouse. Entertaining fiction...
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The Total Money Makeover--Dave Ramsey. A look at personal finance with emphasis on debt elimination and wealth building.

The Millionaire Next Door--Thomas J. Stanley. The study of buying and spending habits of millionaires.

Don't Eat This Book--Morgan Spurlock. A companion piece to Super Size Me.
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Civilizations tend to collapse. That is the rule we learn from history, a rule whose implications deserve careful thought given that our own civilization is busily severing its ecological underpinnings. Thus we should pay close attention to a new book by Jared Diamond, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel, on how and why whole societies sometimes lose their way and descend into chaos.

Diamond traces the process of collapse in several ancient societies (including the Easter Islanders, the Maya, and the Greenland Norse colony) and show parallels with trends in several modern nations (Rwanda, Haiti, and Australia).
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Ooooo! I'm an audiobooks junkie!

My favorites from this year (so far):

Jane Eyre (unabridged) - you skipped reading it in high school, but it's suddenly become a good book

Little Women (unabridged, Books on Tape) - you loved it as a child, and it's even more poignant as an adult. I cry whenever I LOOK at my girls, now.

World War Z - an excellent dramatization of the Max Brooks novel, with a large cast of voice actors--known and unknown. This is a series of interviews recalling what almost was "the end of the world": a breakout virus that raises the dead to prey on the living. Great spin on the zombie thing.

Any Michel Thomas language CD. Classroom-quality practical language learning that actually covers some ground. Italian is magnifico, Spanish good, too, only funnier because of one REALLY slow learner on the recording who really irks hell out of Mr. Thomas. "Remember, PREHHHHHHHH-sent tense!"

+1 for Dick's suggestion of any of the Patrick O'Brian novels. Great in their unabridged form from booksontape.com.
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Old 08-21-07, 07:48 AM   #15
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Thanks for the suggestions folks.. I got some choices to mull over now..
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