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Audio Book Recommendations Needed!

I'm going on a road trip next month to meet up with some friends of mine. I'm really looking forward to getting away and spending time with my friends. But I'm also looking forward to spending about 7-8 hours round-trip in the car...by myself!! I'm hardly ever alone in my car so this is very exciting.

I'm finally going to listen to an audio book. But, I can't decide which book to choose. I am limited by what's offered at my library, which isn't bad. They actually have a lot of choices. I am thinking I'd like to get a memoir that's no more than 8 hours long because I don't know when I'd be able to finish it if I don't listen to the whole thing on my trip.

Here are a few I see on my library's list that sound interesting:
So, what do you think? Would you recommend any of these or do you have another suggestion of an audio book that would run 6 1/2 to 8 hours long? I'd be willing to read something other than a memoir if you know of a great novel that I might like. Please help me decide!

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  1. Have you checked out the new blog, Audiobook Jukebox yet? http://audiobookjukebox.blogspot.com/

    It has links to hundreds of reviews of audiobooks, submitted by book bloggers.

    Beth Fish Reads is involved in this, and I have several links on the site to some of my audiobook reviews too.

    Hope that helps ... and enjoy your trip!

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  2. I love listening to the books from Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland street series. I've found them better to listen to than read, maybe because I love the reader's Scottish accent! I even end up laughing out loud at them. :)

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  4. Melissa, thank you! I'll check out that site and yours as well.

    Heather, I'll look into that series. Thanks!

    Greyz, thanks so much for the award!!

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  5. I'd recommend picking at least two, in case you start listening only to realize the narrator's voice is like nails on a chalkboard. That will ruin a good book - and a good car ride - really fast.

    I listened to The Swan Thieves on CD (also on a road trip by myself!) and LOVED it - the story, the narrators, etc. Highly recommended, if your library has it. And if you like beautifully written stories, even if a tad slow (but not so slow as to make the car ride feel interminable, I promise).

    Safe travels!

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