Modern books that you wish we could record.

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Rat King
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Post by Rat King » July 9th, 2010, 1:46 pm

I wish I could record Anton Lavey's The Satanic Bible.

Sadly, it'll be some 40 or 50 years before this work genius is in the public domain! So much would I enjoy reading in a sinister, leering tone!
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Post by Ragnar » August 4th, 2010, 9:43 pm

Rat King wrote:I wish I could record Anton Lavey's The Satanic Bible.

Sadly, it'll be some 40 or 50 years before this work genius is in the public domain! So much would I enjoy reading in a sinister, leering tone!
But please, not with the echo LaVey used for his own early recording of the Book of Satan. I really like his philosophy, but this type of echo was not the best effect to use;).

I would like to record most of the modern thrillers with some action effects. This would be very nice indeed.

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Post by Benita Bowen » August 6th, 2010, 4:00 pm

would be great to hear, but then again there's (in no particular order)

Fear of Flying
The Princess Bride
Stranger in a Strange Land
The Devil Wears Prada
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peelings Pie Society
Love is Letting Go of Fear
Anything by Annie Dillard
Anything by Christopher Moore

my mind is failing me and I should get back to work . . .

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Post by Miss Avarice » August 8th, 2010, 7:10 pm

I wish we could record the entire works of Tom Stoppard. :D
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Post by Katie Leigh » September 17th, 2010, 5:33 am

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

and

The Cat Who Went to Heaven (it's close to not being modern, but not close enough)

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Post by Anna R » September 20th, 2010, 3:11 pm

Anything by C. S. Lewis
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (or really anything by her)
The Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker
The Cat Who... series by Lillian Jackson Braun
the Redwall series by Brian Jacques

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Post by trihypoo » October 5th, 2010, 10:31 am

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy

Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series

Garth Nix's, oh well, just about everything Garth Nix[/i]

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Post by Catish » October 29th, 2010, 10:40 am

I'm with the Tolkien crowd, I think the books would sink better if I heard them rather then read them myself ( they didn't sink with me self-read )
Eddings Any of his/their books. But that's not happening in the near future !
The Hunt For Red October. Uhh can't remember who wrote it... :?
Narnia of course too.
Wrede... Patricia. Thank for Wikipedia... The Enchanted Forest Chronicles. I love those books, even tho I don't own them anymore :?
Of course in non fiction there's a big bunch of crime books I'd like.


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Post by Peter Why » October 29th, 2010, 11:43 am

The Brother Cadfael stories by Ellis Peters!
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Post by Chrisczech » November 2nd, 2010, 10:24 am

Anthony Flew: There Is A God - How the world's most notorious atheist changed his mind.
[url=http://librivox.org/idle_thoughts_of_an_idle_fellow_by_jerome_k_jerome/]Idle Thoughts Of An Idle Fellow[/url] / [url=http://librivox.org/the-triumphs-of-eugene-valmont-by-robert-barr]The Triumphs Of Eugene Valmont[/url]

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Post by Nicholas19 » November 2nd, 2010, 10:38 am

Chrisczech wrote:Anthony Flew: There Is A God - How the world's most notorious atheist changed his mind.
On the subject of proofs for the existence of God, I'd love to read:

Minimalism: A Bridge between Classical Philosophy and the Bahá'í Revelation by William S. Hatcher

"The success of his method is revealed towards the end of this short book, which is only 128 pages long, where he offers a logical proof for the existence of God. Although Dr. Hatcher has offered this proof in previous books, in Minimalism he develops it fully. He essentially takes the reader by the hand and guides him/her through the sophisticated mathematical expressions of symbolic logic that, according to Dr. Hatcher, offer a virtually bulletproof argument for a single, universal, and eternal First Cause -- something that is very much like God the Creator as named in all of the world's major religions."

I'd definitely like to read Tolkien books as well. I've read the Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit and the Silmarillion twice.

I wish the Teach Yourself Books were public domain.
Nicholas J. Bridgewater

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Some Answered Questions.
The Promulgation of Universal Peace, Vol. I.
An Elementary Greek Grammar.

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Post by Sprocket » November 17th, 2010, 7:10 pm

The Third Policeman - Flann O'Brien

I'd even develop an Irish accent for it, by studying my cousins'. It's really one of those works where it is almost impossible to conceive of the mind that created it.

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Post by RickEuko » November 18th, 2010, 9:49 am

RobertG wrote:A couple of months ago, I read the entire Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. (This had nothing to do with the movie release.)

I am probably going to read it for release into the Private Domain (i.e. my grandson).

I agree. I read it when I was young and really fell in love with it but when I went to the cinema to see the movie I was very disappointed. I thought it was a trick of my memory like it happens sometimes with things from your childhood so I read the book again and realized my memory was perfectly fine. That's why Chronicles of Narnia – yes I would definitely like it to be recorded.

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Post by Starlite » November 19th, 2010, 4:43 am

RickEuko wrote:
RobertG wrote:A couple of months ago, I read the entire Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. (This had nothing to do with the movie release.)

I am probably going to read it for release into the Private Domain (i.e. my grandson).

I agree. I read it when I was young and really fell in love with it but when I went to the cinema to see the movie I was very disappointed. I thought it was a trick of my memory like it happens sometimes with things from your childhood so I read the book again and realized my memory was perfectly fine. That's why Chronicles of Narnia – yes I would definitely like it to be recorded.
I purchased the whole set on CD for my mom and was not disappointed. :mrgreen:

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people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by LovelyLissa » November 20th, 2010, 5:16 pm

Ohh great thread!

I'd love to read

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. Actually anything by her.
All the Harry Potter books! I'd record them over and over again! (Though Stephen Fry is absolutely amazing!)
Anything by Dahl (not Sophie) especially Danny, Champion of the World.
The Time Travellers Wife
I'd love to hear anything by Agatha Christie - I stay up until 2:30 on a Sunday morning to hear the 90 minute drama on BBC 7 when it's Christie.
The Narnia Chronicles. I bought them for my little brother only to be informed that he'd rather watch the films! Looked at the books like I'd presented him with offal for Christmas!
We Need to Talk About Kevin - someone with a great voice could make that really special and heartfelt.
Of Mice and Men
The Larson trilogy would be good too. They are difficult to read so maybe listening to them would make them more accessible.

I think that's it for now. Makes me sad we cant record them

Lissa :thumbs:

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