Audible Suggestions

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

I’ve heard good things about Audible (and the Great Courses). I’m open to audiobook suggestions.


  1. Cassander says:

    If you have a subscription to Audible, you can buy any book you want, listen to it, and return it for a 100% refund until up to a year after you’ve bought it. I buy what I want, call them up every 6 months or so, and return everything I paid for with cash. It’s great.

  2. La Seganzu says:

    Joe Abercrombie’s First Law Trilogy narrated by Steven Pacey. The story is quite good, but what really makes it worthwhile is the narration.

  3. DB says:

    The quality of the narration is the most important factor, in my opinion. I have listened to some dross that was made entertaining by the narration and some excellent books made virtually unlistenable by grating voices.

    I recommend anything narrated by Sean Barrett or Christian Rodska to start with.

    I am tempted by Tim Ferriss’ suggestions but would like some other opinions as to his reliability as an advocate.

  4. Slovenian Guest says:

    On Audible? The Storm of Steel and The Martian perhaps, on there are also three books narated by Davis Aurini (Bachelor Pad Economics, Worthless, Pushing Rubber Downhill).

    Or for anyone else who wants to play along, but doesn’t have Audible, a free, public domain audio book:
    Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby
    (the same is also on YouTube)

  5. Isegoria says:

    I don’t want to put Audible out of business, but that return policy does sound nice.

    I know Bruce Charlton has strongly recommended Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and The Lord of the Rings, of course.

  6. Slovenian Guest says:

    Do report what you ended up listening to…

  7. Isegoria says:

    Looking at today’s date, maybe I should select Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon.

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