Audio books: His Majesty Dragon
I have just finished listening on this book:
Extremely entertaining. I really liked it as a real book, and as an audio book, I could hardly let it go. I have also listened to The Light Fantastic for Prachett, which was also good. I am now getting Soldier of the Legion, which sounds like it should be fun.
Any good recommendations for audio books? SF / Fantasy are my forte, for your information...
Have you heard about "The Secret"? I've seen the movie, and am currently reading the printed book. But there's also an audiobook: http://www.audible.com/adbl/site/products/ProductDetail.jsp?productID=BK_SANS_000809&BV_SessionID=@@@@0576426854.1183526701@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccccaddlgflmkgicefecekjdffidfkn.0
Anything by David Gemmell or Raymond Feist.
Also worth a look is www.audiobooksforfree.com (but they aren't really) and the guttenburg project for classics.
Here are some of my favorites:
C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy
Issac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy
The Martian Chronicles
And for great laughs... The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
If you get Ender's Game and liked it, you might like Ender's Shadow too.
Ringworld, Ringworld Engineer's, and the whole Man-Kzin war series from Larry Niven.
Starship Trooper's is good too. Avoid the movie - it's rubbish.
Read Raymond Feist's Midkemia series and George R Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. Both are great fantasy books.
I've recently read the following and recommend them:
"Old Man's War" by John Scalzi
"Ghost Brigade" by John Scalzi
"The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger
I also really like "The Light of Other Days" by Arthur C. Clarke.
Everything by Isaac Asimov is worth reading. The Enders series by Orson Scott Card is a must read if you ask me, as well as George R Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series.
Recently I have read the Scattered Suns saga by Kevin J. Anderson and I can recommend it to all 'scifi-ists' who also like a dash of fantasy added to the cocktail.
But the single best sf author to date that I know of is Peter F. Hamilton whose books "Nights Dawn Trilogy" is quality sf of the highest level. This is good stuff!!
+7 points to George RR Martin - Song of Ice and Fire (If you can take another half-finished series on top of Wheel of Time that is :) )
Also looking at my shelf, Terry Brooks, Terry Goodkind, Terry Pratchett (the 3 Terry's). All of the Dune series including the prequels written by Frank Herberts son. Ian Irvine, Tad Williams, Raymond E. Feist, Kevin J. Anderson and a metric buttload of Star Wars novels of varying quality. Sean Williams & Shane Dix (Evergence Trilogy), Robin Hobb and Michael Crighton. Ooh, and The Princess Bride. The movie was great but the book was even better.
And since the original question about Audio Books, my favorite of all time is the Jabberwocky Studios version of the Lord of The Rings Trilogy. It is slightly longer than the extended versions of the films. I really wish I could find it somewhere. Also the Gunslinger series isn't bad on tape.
I'm currently in the middle of listening to Vernor Vinge's "A Fire Upon the Deep". His writing deserves the highest recommendation, and the reader of this audiobook is very good.
Readers of this blog may have a particular appreciations for Vinge's work because he's a CompSci professor.
I've been listening to audiobooks for the last couple of years. It fills up the time I'm sitting in traffic on the way to/from work, and I don't feel as if the time is wasted anymore. Aside from sf novels, I've really enjoyed listening to the classes produced by "The Teaching Company" (http://www.teach12.com ). They've got deep college-level classes to teach you everything from economics to musical history to philosphy, and they're almost all very well-done and engaging.