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    Re: Audiobooks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Like alternate history?
    That's fine too, but more like taking a historical event and imagining what the conversations would be, minor details that happened, etc. Or just a fictional story in a specific historical period like the Civil War or the Roaring 20s.

    This summer, though, I'm focusing on dystopian novels. I've got The Handmaid's Tale beside me ready to read.
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    Re: Audiobooks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    That's fine too, but more like taking a historical event and imagining what the conversations would be, minor details that happened, etc. Or just a fictional story in a specific historical period like the Civil War or the Roaring 20s.

    This summer, though, I'm focusing on dystopian novels. I've got The Handmaid's Tale beside me ready to read.
    Neuromancer and A Scanner Darkly are classics if you havent read them and a new one that is pretty good is The Circle

    Also the Man in the high castle is dystopian and alternate history

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    Re: Audiobooks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Neuromancer and A Scanner Darkly are classics if you havent read them and a new one that is pretty good is The Circle

    Also the Man in the high castle is dystopian and alternate history
    Thanks! I'll add them to my list.
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    Re: Audiobooks!

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    Now that I'm off for the summer, I want to listen to some audiobooks. The genres I'm interested in this summer -- health/fitness, fantasy/sci-fi and historical fiction. Any good ones out there?
    Best FREE sci-fi title from Audible this year: The Dispatcher
    "One day, not long from now, it becomes almost impossible to murder anyone - 999 times out of a thousand, anyone who is intentionally killed comes back. How? We don't know. But it changes everything: war, crime, daily life.

    Tony Valdez is a Dispatcher - a licensed, bonded professional whose job is to humanely dispatch those whose circumstances put them in death's crosshairs, so they can have a second chance to avoid the reaper. But when a fellow Dispatcher and former friend is apparently kidnapped, Tony learns that there are some things that are worse than death and that some people are ready to do almost anything to avenge a supposed wrong.

    It's a race against time for Valdez to find his friend before it's too late...before not even a Dispatcher can save him
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    My top paid Sci-fi pics:
    • Galaxy's Edge (it's what star wars should have been and told from the point of view friends on opposing sides of the conflict and how they do what they can to help each other without violating their respective oaths).
    • The Martian (Mark Watiney faces several challenges not mentioned in the movie)
    • Expeditionary Force (the first half of the first book is kinda boring until the character Skippy enters the story, then it's the funniest sci-fi series ever)
    • Ascend Online (99% of the book is about this amazing new game but if you pay close attention to the background details the game is actually an alien invasion of Earth)
    • Pathfinder (a unique take on time travel and our first colony on another planet)
    • Children of Time (science experiment goes horribly wrong...or, wonderfully right...after sabotash)



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    Re: Audiobooks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Now that I'm off for the summer, I want to listen to some audiobooks. The genres I'm interested in this summer -- health/fitness, fantasy/sci-fi and historical fiction. Any good ones out there?
    You should consider podcasts too if you already haven't. One of my favorites is Joe Rogan. He usually does about 4 or 5 per week and they're long form (usually 2-3 hrs.), very interesting interviews with a wide variety of famous people and specialists. He has many that concern health/fitness and also talks a lot about that himself.

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    Re: Audiobooks!

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    Now that I'm off for the summer, I want to listen to some audiobooks. The genres I'm interested in this summer -- health/fitness, fantasy/sci-fi and historical fiction. Any good ones out there?
    I don't think I am going to be able to sleep tonight. Am listening to an audiobook. It's a satire of The Great Gatsby. Written by Joy Behar, It's about Donald Trump, and it's called The Great Gasbag. I'm only through 2 chapters, and my stomach hurts like a mother****er. I can't stop laughing.
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