Looking for Audible suggestions

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  1. FastEddieB

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    Karen and I joined Audible to get a free audiobook to listen to on a road trip. We chose "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", which we're still enjoying.

    As Audible counted on, we never canceled and have been billed monthly for about 6 months, accruing 6 credits. When I went to cancel, they warned that all unused credits are lost, though any books downloaded remain your property.

    So...looking for suggestions. Into science, science fiction, tech, history, whatever. Considering "Ready Player One" and "American Lion", Meacham's biography of Andrew Jackson. Already read "The Wright Brothers" by McCullough.

    Open to any and all suggestions!
     
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    The other books by him are very good...

    Fly Boys is another good one... http://a.co/0rtp6dh

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    Thanks. I’m considering “1776” by McCullough. Checking out “Flyboys” now.
     
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    I've got a pretty extensive audible library, mostly sci-fi. It used to get me through work.

    For Sci-Fi look at the Honor Harrington series.... although those books are long and there are at least a dozen in the series. Another long but incredibly good one is the Commonwealth Saga- Pandora's Star is the first one I believe, it will take you forever to get through that one but it's definitely worth it.
    For a military sci-fi series with a sense of humor Expeditionary Force starting with Columbus Day is a good series.

    For standalone books, I liked Lucifer's Hammer- a dated but really good comet hits earth story. Redshirts was pretty good for a funny one
     
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    Robert Asprin's "Myth" series, starting with "Another Fine Myth". Also his "Phule's Company" is very good.

    Spider Robinson, "Callahan's Crosstime Saloon" and the sequels.
     
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    It is multi-layered, so I had to listen to it twice or maybe three times before I really got the full benefit of it, but this is a fantastic and fantastically written science fiction book, perhaps my favorite:
    M. John Harrison, Light
    https://mobile.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Light-Audiobook/B005XN9FZK
    I love this line from the book: http://a.co/c9hVQpo

    And anything by Peter F. Hamilton, the Commonwealth series as mentioned above:
    https://mobile.audible.com/series.htm?asin=B006K1M4YI

    Night's Dawn trilogy:
    https://mobile.audible.com/series.htm?asin=B01DAU09PC

    or the Void series:
    https://mobile.audible.com/series.htm?asin=B006K1NGAE

    All great SF!
     
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    This series is one of the best I’ve ever read, I highly recommend it. I’m reading D-Day by Stephen Ambrose now and it’s been good so far.

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    This one was interesting, and a little weird. (If you read it you’ll know what I mean) But it was a fun and informative.
     
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    I’m not a huge fan of the author but the stories make the book well worth it. Every American should have their eyes opened to the horrors that generation faced.
     
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    Ha! I think you are right :)

    The setup is that the speaker (Ed) has done a bunch of incredible exploring, adventuring and piloting (all the things worth doing), and is now a full-immersion virtual reality addict (a twink), which is about as low as you can go in this society (the things that aren't worth doing).

    I will admit that "Light" takes some time to get really good traction-in my case multiple listens. After all that, it is certainly one of my favorite books.

    More: This is new SF, Becky Chambers, pretty good :
    https://mobile.audible.com/series.htm?asin=B01I213G4U

    And the Bobiverse is quite fun and good:
    https://mobile.audible.com/series.htm?asin=B01M1RDL6W