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u/duddles · 9 pointsr/audiobooks

Yes Please by Amy Poehler, performed by Amy P with a little help from her friends. Now this is why I love audiobooks! Amy does a great job narrating this - it doesn't even feel like she is reading text at all, it just feels like she is having a conversation. I'll admit I am biased by being a fan going in, but it was one of my favorite audiobook experiences so far. There are great cameo voices throughout, and the last chapter read in front of a live audience is awesome. It makes it 10X funnier hearing a crowd laugh along to the reading. (Are there any other audiobooks recorded in front of an audience?) As for the actual writing - I really loved the positive message throughout the book, and some passages were unexpectedly deep (why she believes in time travel for example). The SNL and UCB stories were great as well for a long-time fan like me. Coming after Lena Dunham's book and her bored, flat-lined reading, hearing a true performer narrate a book was a breath of fresh air. (I just had to throw one more dig at that Lena Dunham audiobook...)

Hatchet by Paulsen, narrated by Peter Coyote (great name for this book). This is a short one (~3:30) and more for younger readers, but it was still enjoyable. The writing had an interesting style with a lot of short, repetitive phrases. The narrator did a fair job, and I learned that all this time I've been pronouncing cro-magnon wrong.

u/Coolgamer7 · 7 pointsr/audiobooks

The best "Standard" deal is the
Platinum Annual
24 Credits/Yr.
You pay $9.57 per credit
$229.50 per year

That's always available and offers the most credits at the cheapest price per credit.

If you follow the Audible sub then you'll find signup deals on there from time to time. The last I took advantage of was the
Discount Gold Annual
12 Credits/Yr.
~$8.29 per credit
$99.50 a year

You could sign up for that one until April 5th. Sometimes if you call and ask you can still sign up for one of these deals, but I haven't done/tried that so I can't say much about it. I don't know of any sign-up deals going on right now, they usually happen around holidays.

Depending on the genres you enjoy, your best bang for your buck might be a Kindle Unlimited subscription and then picking up some cheap audiobooks through whispersync. You can pick up a KU subscription for $0.99 for two months (https://www.techbargains.com/deals/amazon-kindle-unlimited-membership) and if you hunt around you can find a bunch of good books for $1.99. It's mostly Sci-Fi and Fantasy, but as a few examples:
https://www.amazon.com/Are-Legion-Bob-Bobiverse-Book-ebook/dp/B01LWAESYQ
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MFGX5GI/
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SLWQGUM/
https://www.amazon.com/Thru-Hiking-Will-Break-Your-Heart-ebook/dp/B00W4RICAM

Those aren't endorsements, just examples (I've only read the first one, which I would endorse if you like Sci-Fi)

Beyond that if you like classics you can usually find some of those cheap:
https://www.audible.com/pd/Siddhartha-Audiobook/B07HK6JZSC

On occasion, if you go to cancel your subscription you'll be offered a deal to keep it. I haven't signed up for any of those, and don't know what those deals are, but it's an option.

Last but not least, you can just buy more credits. If you've run out of credits (or if you contact Audible Support) you can usually buy 3 credits for $36 ( I think that's the correct amount). I generally wouldn't recommend this option, it's a bit more expensive to buy the Gold Plan, but you get a year's membership with that. Whereas buying credits straight out still leaves you paying a monthly subscription as well.

u/andyd273 · 1 pointr/audiobooks

The Off To Be The Wizard series is really good and funny. I caught myself smiling most of the time I was listening to it.

You can get it with a whisper sync combo for about $6 per book. $4 for the Kindle version and then $2 more to add audible version.

Also, since you are used to the podcast format, you should look into some long form fiction podcasts.

Take a look at www.podiobooks.com
I'd like to recommend The Rookie by Scott Sigler, which is a cross between star wars, Friday night lights, and the god father. A football story set 500 years in the future.
I am not a sports person, football doesn't really interest me that much, and I didn't think of it as much more than a bunch of guys throwing a ball and running into each other. This series really gave me more of an appreciation of the game and how it all works from the inside.
My brother is big into sports, and he really enjoyed it too.

Also Quarter Share by Nathan Lowell. This is an amazing series. The characters are great, the story is great, and the universe is somewhere I think I'd like to live. It just feels very alive. Definitely worth checking out.

u/Lunk42 · 6 pointsr/audiobooks

Random thoughts on stuff I've read or listened to in the sale:
The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien - It's The Hobbit, and Rob Inglis is the perfect narrator for it. Worth every penny.

Off to Be the Wizard, Scott Meyer - Lighthearted and highly entertaining. The only caveat I'd offer is that independent of the sale, you can get the full Whispersync combo for $6, which includes what appears to be a fancy, multi-media Kindle version as well as the audio.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle - I've been slowly working my way through this one story at a time and loving it. 60 hours of Holmes with an incredible narrator for $5 is just insane.

The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley - I'm super conflicted about this one. I thought the book was phenomenal... and then I looked up MZB on wikipedia. Saying she was a horrific human being would be a gross understatement. It significantly recolored my feelings about the book, but maybe others have an easier time separating the art from the artist.

Farewell My Lovely, Raymond Chandler - Not my favorite of the Philip Marlowe detective novels I've read, but still good. Ray Porter is great. It's the second book in the series, but I've yet to find any reason why you need to read them in order. They're all pretty self-contained.

Iliad & Odyssey box set, Homer & Rouse (translator) - I've seen a lot of "Which translation of Homer should I read?" discussions and Rouse is never anyone's top pick, but Anthony Heald does a fantastic job narrating and it's $5 for the pair.

Beyond that, I've got my eye on Masters of Doom (literally the first thing I ever added to my Audible wishlist, and yet for some reason I've never gotten around to grabbing it before) and the Great Course on the Medieval World (mostly because I thought Dorsey Armstrong did a fantastic job with the King Arthur GC).

u/imatschoolyo · 1 pointr/audiobooks

The two I switch between are the iLuv fit active and the Medis UrbanEars. I like earbud style that do not go into the ear canal, which limits the choices. I imagine I'd like the apple Earpods, but I don't have a pair.

The UrbanEars are slightly less comfortable, but the cord is wrapped in fabric, which makes it tangle....never. They're a bit more durable, and they are basically glued to your ears, so they never fall out even when doing something active like jogging.

The iLuvs are more comfortable, but have a much lower overall quality/durability in terms of construction (sound is good). The rubbery cable gets tangled more. The joints are more delicate, and I've had a pair conk out on me pretty quick (my second pair is still going strong, though). The "fins" keep them in my ear when walking around, but I do have to readjust them periodically. I don't think they'd stay in for something as active as jogging, but I can walk to the store without a problem.

u/mmmsoap · 1 pointr/audiobooks

I don't have a good lead on the over-ear style, but here are two I like.

Set one -- slightly more comfortable, but less durable.

Set two -- a bit less comfortable for extended wearing, but better build quality, and the fabric cable doesn't get tangled.

I'm with you, in that I don't like the in-canal style of earbuds. These are both safe enough to wear when walking/biking, as they are not noise isolating. They both use a fin type apparatus that fits in the folds of your ears to hold them in place, and they're basically cemented into you ears (especially the second set!) and don't come out when running/being active.

u/EmpathyJelly · 1 pointr/audiobooks

I listened to the Last Policeman trilogy by Ben H Winters, narrator Peter Berkrot.

I have mixed feelings on this. The narration was pretty good, but there was really off affect choices often enough to detract from my overall impression. The stories themselves were pretty interesting (a detective continues to solve cases as a coping mechanism despite the world-ending meteor headed to earth) and I love how the trilogy ended. They were each only about 8 hours so that is a little disappointing. It did make me realize that I am more interested in post-apocalyptic fiction than I am in pre- becasue I am really left wanting to know what happened next.

u/masterofmisc · 1 pointr/audiobooks

So many choices!

I am half way through "Infinite by Jeremy Robinson" and it is fab. I would highly recommend. Also Bobiverse is a great book by Dennis Taylor (3 in the series). Finally, I would add "Expeditionary Force" by Craig Alanson.

They all good sci-fi shouts in my opinion. In fact, I would say get all 3!! :)

u/F4il3d · 1 pointr/audiobooks

I liked HGTTG I felt Dirk Gently Detective Holistic agency fell a bit short of the mark but it had its moments. I loved “Infinity welcomes careful drivers”, the first book of the Red Dwarf series. I can only speak for the text version of the book, never read the audio book version but the humor is in the same style.

Edit: pointed to correct link.

u/sblinn · 1 pointr/audiobooks

Sorry about that. I don't have a good way of figuring out whether any price is honored in any other territory. I don't think that there are nearly as many UK Whispersync for Voice deals overall -- 90% of the titles I just checked around on didn't offer it, and some that did the combined price was actually more than the audiobook alone, e.g. Ben Winter's The Last Policeman. Did see one, Andy Weir's The Martian, for £3.49 + £3.99 which is only a little less than the £9.20 audiobook alone price, which is actually more than the £7.99 you guys pay per credit over there. The credit price rules out other titles like The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August (£2.99 plus £5.99).

One area where you guys can I think still make out really well is with self-published Kindle/Podium Publishing audiobook titles, e.g.:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harbinger-Fates-Forsaken-Book-1-ebook/dp/B008RCI29Y/

Another of my usual "go to" deal strategies only offers a small discount, that being Amazon's 47North/Brilliance Audio titles, e.g.:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Off-Wizard-Magic-2-0-Book-ebook/dp/B00EF8Z32I/

The £3.49 plus £3.49 is less than the monthly credit price, but not by too much.

Hope some of that is helpful and takes a bit of the sting of "US only? rageface!!" out of the post!

u/fischerandchips · 1 pointr/audiobooks

if you're in the US, look into overdrive. they team up with libraries to let you digitally borrow audiobooks. dunno if it's available outside of the US.

if you're not picky about what books you get, there are services like audiobook boom which give out specific free audible books in exchange for reviews. i've been using them 1-2 months now and haven't paid full price for a book in a while.

you can also checkout whispersync deals. sometimes it's possible to buy a kindle ebook for < 4$ and add on the audiobook for < 4$, which ends up being cheaper than just the audiobook. the most popular books are usually more expensive, so look into the lesser known authors. here's an example where the ebook is free and the audiobook is 1.99$ after you get the ebook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00APAH7PQ

u/archover · 2 pointsr/audiobooks

Ah, I think I have the perfect book for you! Soul of a new Machine



I read it on paper when it was new and totally loved it. It's about the creation of a new minicomputer. Was taking an assy language course around that time. From the year 2000.

u/Weird_With_A_Beard · 1 pointr/audiobooks

https://www.audible.com/pd/Classics/The-Count-of-Monte-Cristo-Audiobook/B005GFQ5WQ

Thanks. It looks like a great deal buying the kindle version for $0.99 and getting this version for only $7.49 more.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B6GSC8Y

u/twoemptypockets · 7 pointsr/audiobooks

American Gods - by Neil Gaiman narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris, Daniel Oreskes, Ron McLarty, and Sarah Jones. Worth the 20 hours. Great social commentary, great story, excellent narrators. I can't wait to see this adapted into a tv series, on Starz expected in 2016.

Amy Poehler - Yes Please. I wanted to like this, I think she's hilarious, and I laughed out loud multiple times in this listen, but I was bored by the time it got to the 7 hour mark. She says multiple times how much she hates writing a book, and IMO it showed. It felt very similar to Bossypants by Tina Fey, only less funny. I suppose it probably had something to do with diving right into this 12 hours after finishing American Gods, but I wasn't a fan.

u/Muhrrynn · 1 pointr/audiobooks

Lenny Henry reading Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys

ETA: or Chris Barrie reading Grant Naylor's Red Dwarf

If you've ever seen the Red Dwarf series, Barrie played Rimmer, and is a consummate impersonator of the other actors. Lenny Henry's character work is also brilliant.

u/shakajumbo · 1 pointr/audiobooks

I think you'll really enjoy the Fear the Sky trilogy by Stephen Moss. Best scifi audio book I've heard in a while, and the Narrator RC Bray (who also did the Martian) contributed another masterful performance.

u/susandennis · 3 pointsr/audiobooks

Computer origin gems:

Soul of a New Machine

The Cookcoo's Egg - this one is probably impossible to find in audio but honestly worth a read regardless.

u/aussiekinga · 1 pointr/audiobooks

several of the classics provide 99c audiobooks with the free kindle book. Check these: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=amb_link_420460782_5?ie=UTF8&node=6522096011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Also Monster Hunter International has a free kindle book, providing a $2 audiobook, rather than the $4.95 of the sale.

http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Hunter-International-Hunters-Book-ebook/dp/B00APAH7PQ/

u/Amy_Love_ · 1 pointr/audiobooks

I'm guessing you meant the translation left something to be desired. I considered getting the audiobook but when I read a bit of the book (the translation used in the audiobook), I found the writing awkward. After some looking, I decided the Robin Buss translation is probably the best. But I don't think there are any audiobooks using that translation. So I'm going to read the book instead of listening to it.

kindle:

https://www.amazon.com/Count-Monte-Cristo-Penguin-Classics-ebook/dp/B002RI9KL8

u/wrathofoprah · 1 pointr/audiobooks

> I do like true crime!

Try American Desperado. If you've seen Cocaine Cowboys, it's the guy from that. But unlike a lot of confession books, Roberts is real specific with details. And its pretty long, but never dull.

u/Naturix · 1 pointr/audiobooks

Could also look at just keeping an eye on whispersync sales. For example
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) (Bobiverse Book 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWAESYQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JSy5Cb6VQWR2M
Kindle book and audio for $7... this is cheaper than any credit I can get from audible.

u/yeahnoworriesmate · 1 pointr/audiobooks

Thanks, but I can't seem to find this title on Audible?
Or do you mean this one: http://www.amazon.com/The-World-Without-Us/dp/B000TK5BFK ?

u/klepperx · 3 pointsr/audiobooks

I recommend the clip Jam $35, but it may be too small for elderly use.

u/klisejo · 1 pointr/audiobooks

American Desporado is Jon Robert's autobiography. I picked it up after watching Cocaine Cowboys on netflix to see who he was, and holy hell. I've read a lot of books ABOUT career criminals, but never one from their point of view, and it was endlessly fascinating. I'm told it has the same vibe as Wolf of Wall Street (just with more violence), which is on my list.

u/platosmistake · 1 pointr/audiobooks

The World Without Us Very accessible, and it makes you think about how fragile everything is.

u/Grindandrhyme · 1 pointr/audiobooks

Usually if you pull up the audiobook page on Audible it should include a link to the Whispersync deal book.

I happen to have the Homewood through a Whispersync deal, and this is the kindle copy I have.

u/testtoob · 2 pointsr/audiobooks

http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Policeman/dp/B008J9ENTS

The Last Policeman is a mystery story set six months before a giant asteroid slams into earth, ending all human life. It's got a lot of really interesting stuff about how society would react if people knew they only had six months to live. It's about a cop who's trying to solve a murder even though everyone is about to die anyway. I really enjoyed it.

u/WIN_WITH_VOLUME · 1 pointr/audiobooks

So, I've wanted to try getting into audiobooks. Haven't signed up for Audible because I didn't know if I'd get my money's worth out of a subscription service. Would I need to be a subscriber to listen to just one book to see how I like it (I ask because it may take me longer than the 30 day trial to get through it)? If not, I'd really like to give World War Z: The Complete Edition a listen.

u/bailey25u · 2 pointsr/audiobooks

No, dont start out of full-cast books... they spoil you! Especially American gods

u/CutthroatTeaser · 3 pointsr/audiobooks

Can we please get a walk thru on how to get the kindle version for 99 cents that we can then add on the Audible?

If I go here, it lets me buy kindle for 99 cents but there's no option to add the audible version.

If I go here, I can pay 6.99 for the Kindle version which lets me add on the Audible one. I see mention of the Matchbook version for 99 cents, but as far as I can tell, that's paying 99 cents after buying the print edition