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Thread: Do you listen to books on cd?

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    Does anyopne listen to books on CD while they are quilting or other times? who are you favorites? I have listened to all of Janet Evanovich's Nuimber books with Stephanie Plum and really like that type of author. Now I am listening to Sue Grafton. Of course I only do abridged! Who would ypou ladies suggest that I listen to next? Someone similiar to Grafton or Evanovich. Thanks!

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    I don't listen to books but I do read them alot. Have read all in both series you mentioned. Just finished the new Evanovitch. I also like James Patterson and I think you might like his murder club series, 1st to Die, 2nd Chance, 3rd Degree, etc. I also like Nora Roberts writing as J. D. Robb in the furistic cop series with Dective Eve Dallas. I do listen to my IPod, music, when I am quilting, or I listen to the TV.

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    I love J.A. Jance there are a few others but I just go the the library and read through and pick one that peaks my interest.

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    Sandra Dallas is awesome too. I have listened to her on CD as I quilt. She always mentions quilting in her books.

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    I used to love to read but now I don't have the attention span to do so (ADHD) I tried to listen to books on tape but I found that I had to close my eyes to concentrate on what was being read aloud which led to me falling asleep. I get distracted too easily and start thinking about other things and miss the story completely!!!!

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    Listen to books on tape while driving longer distances. Helps make the trip go quicker. :)

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    yes I do and enjoy keeping with all the new books coming out. when I quilt and sew I don't have much time to set and read.

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    It is called multi-tasking!!! If you like murder mysteries, try Greg Iles. I particularily like Dick Hill as a reader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn
    I used to love to read but now I don't have the attention span to do so (ADHD) I tried to listen to books on tape but I found that I had to close my eyes to concentrate on what was being read aloud which led to me falling asleep. I get distracted too easily and start thinking about other things and miss the story completely!!!!
    I have to listen to ABRIDGED cd. the unabridged are too long and detailed for me to concentrate on. Thanks for the suggestions ladies! I will try them!

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    I love to listen to books on CD while driving! Mostly non-fiction for me.

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    No, never. Being read to makes me wild, will only accept it when it's something I have to listen to that I absolutely must listen to and learn to pass tests.

    I read at least 2 books per day, can't afford to buy that many so the library is my best friend.

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    Once in a while ... last one was a 17 disc "Hot, Flat and Crowded" about
    global warming, how our future weather system will change, economy, etc.
    If I read, my selections are non-fiction, true crime, quilting books, and
    early English history.

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    I listen to them on my Ipod - downloaded from Audible.com.

    Lots and lots of different stuff. Right now I'm listening to Ayn Rand's "the Fountainhead". Listened to a few other classics as well, Dickens, Dumas, Christie. I like Pat Conroy a lot, Steven King, M.E. Beaton, Alexendar McCall Smith, and a few others.

    Some recent stuff I read that was outstanding: "The Help", "Room", and "Cutting for Stone".

    I used to listen to cassettes, then CD's, then my husband got me the iPod for my birthday one year and I discovered Audible. I run the iPod through my car radio, and wear headphones when not in my car or at my PC. I'm hooked.

    I still read "real" books in bed :)

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