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Thread: What books on tape or CD's would you recommend?

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    What books on tape or CD's would you recommend?

    I like to listen to books on CD's while I sew - mysteries, detective stories, lawyer series etc. but feel like I've gotten into a rut and need some new ideas on authors and books to try that will keep my interest and keep me sewing at the same time. What have you read or listened to recently that had a strong plot?

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    finding audio books

    http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/ If you go to this site and type in an author you have enjoyed previously you can find links to similar types of books toward the bottom of the page. It also lists the author's books chronologically, so if you are like me and have to read a series of books in order, it makes it easy to find the titles you want. Then it's a matter of finding out if the books you like are available in audio format. I put books/CDs on hold through my library via the internet, and it shows if they have the audio format available.
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    I love the Jennifer Chiaverini books. They have a quilting theme and I feel like I know the members of the family in the books. James Patterson is a good author and I have liked most of Patricia Cornwell books. Nora Roberts is also a favorite of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltngolfer View Post
    I love the Jennifer Chiaverini books. They have a quilting theme and I feel like I know the members of the family in the books. James Patterson is a good author.
    I agree totally with Quiltngolfer. I was going to recommend both these authors to you and laughed when I saw she had already done so. Jennifer's books are awesome books on quilting buddies and their lives. I didn't think I would even like a book about a quilter, but she is so wonderful at plot lines that you must read her books. Start with her first one and go from there.

    James Patterson's 'Alex Cross' detective novels are so great. You can listen to them and not want to stop no matter if it's time to cook dinner. He is another wonderful author. I've only read his 'Alex Cross' novels. He now has other authors co-write books for him (I believe they write them and he just adds his name to get the royalties IMHO).
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    Have you read the terri thayer quilt murder mystery books, I just can't put them down, its like a james patterson novel with quilting involved, and she really keeps you guessing
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    I'm in the middle of a James Lee Burke marathon. His audiobooks are great - the readers are excellent!

    I love listening to a good book while I'm sewing or cleaning.
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    The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. My absolute favorite of all time. It kinda defies genre.... It is a science fiction, time travel, historical, medical, romance set in Scotland around 1743 through the American Revolution. There are 7 in the series to-date. I don't read romance novels. This was recommended to me 10 years or more ago and I resisted because it just did not sound like my kind of book. Boy, was I wrong! Diana is an incredible writer and the reader, Davina Porter, is perfect!

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    I love to listen to books on cd when I quilt or sew. So many good ones!! I've been known to cry over my quilt frame listening to some of them! Just last week I started listening to Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - I was instantly hooked and I'm not usually a historical fiction type of girl. This is so much more. I love these characters!!! And there are eight books in the series. Woohoo!

    http://www.dianagabaldon.com/books/o...ies/outlander/
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeneK View Post
    The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. My absolute favorite of all time. It kinda defies genre.... It is a science fiction, time travel, historical, medical, romance set in Scotland around 1743 through the American Revolution. There are 7 in the series to-date. I don't read romance novels. This was recommended to me 10 years or more ago and I resisted because it just did not sound like my kind of book. Boy, was I wrong! Diana is an incredible writer and the reader, Davina Porter, is perfect!
    Hahaha I didn't see your post DeneK until I posted mine! Lol SO COOL!!
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    I haven't been listening to books but I have been listening to podcasts. There is one by Pat Sloan (American Patchwork and Quilting) on quilting that's good. I'll listen to Dave Ramsey, a Spanish lesson, among other stuff. I enjoy these.
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