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My Audible collection

Well, pfig fell asleep while listening to a Audible book. I could tell you some nice stories about pfig falling a sleep... But I wont.

Anyway, he seems to thing that I drink my Harry Potter cool aid via Audible, and its not true. Although I do have book 6 in audio, it was the first Harry Potter I did listen to, because its the only one there. BTW, it is very well done, recommended.

But I did start thinking about my Audible collection. What have I been listening to this past 5+ years?

My Audiobooks group in iTunes has about 180 items, for a total of 8.88Gb of data (around 35.8 days). My most listened to book (yes, I do listen some of them more than once) is Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card.

I have all the Ender books, plus all the Bean books. I prefer these last ones. The sort-of Risk-like action of the Giant series is very cool to read.

I have 15 books of the Discworld series, by Terry Pratchet, including all of the Guards theme, my favorite. I also have about 6 Agatha Christie books, a couple of Al Franken, 3 or 4 about the last War on Iraq (including all of Bob Woodward), C.S. Lewis, some Dan Brown (I listen to the DaVinci Code about 8 months before he hit the stores in Portugal, and read two more before that one. I still think he is a mediocre writer with a amazing capability to dump facts; read/listen to the Digital Fortress to see what I mean).

Douglas Adams is also present, with 5 books. The Bourne saga racks in 3 books, and it would be more if the production of The Bourne Ultimatum, which is pretty bad. Avoid.

John Le Carré is there, being one of my favorite writers. Neal Stephenson make an appearance with three more books. We also see J.R.Tolkien, with the Hobbit.

Then I have about 30 books of several authors. Two stand out: The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman, and Moneyball by Michael Lewis.

Finally I have a lot of Robin Williams interviews with some other Hollywood actors/actress, and a lot of radio shows of Your Mac Life.

I commute about 8 to 14 hours weekly, driving between Figureira da Foz and Lisboa (about 200km), two to three times each week, and this is the only way to make it sane.