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Post by emilyrf95 » June 1st, 2012, 7:25 am

I second the Lord of the Rings and Life of Pi!
I was going to list some more, but then I realized that almost all the books I have read (or can think of at the moment) are already public domain... I think I'm in the right place for reading material. :)
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Post by Hobbit » June 10th, 2012, 4:00 pm

Another beautiful non-PD book I wish we could record is The Wheel on the School by Meindart DeJong. We're reading it aloud after dinner at my house right now, and I'm just loving it. It's very sweet. :)
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Post by JohanLiebert » June 10th, 2012, 4:32 pm

....and the Tudor Series of Philippa Gregory would have been lovely, imagine the downloads if we have it in our catalogue!
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Post by Cori » June 11th, 2012, 2:45 am

Hobbit wrote:Another beautiful non-PD book I wish we could record is The Wheel on the School by Meindart DeJong.
Ooooh, I remember reading that too. Lovely book.
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Post by tadiau » June 15th, 2012, 7:31 am

I would like to listen to some of the books by Bukowski

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Post by Peter Why » June 15th, 2012, 10:11 am

Joan Aiken's "The Serial Garden" has just come out. It's a collection of all the Armitage Family stories .. including development of the rather sad Serial Garden story itself.

I'd love to been able to have a go at that.

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Post by Hobbit » June 16th, 2012, 5:50 pm

Peter Why wrote:Joan Aiken's "The Serial Garden" has just come out. It's a collection of all the Armitage Family stories .. including development of the rather sad Serial Garden story itself.

I'd love to been able to have a go at that.

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I'd love to record everything of Joan Aiken's, especially The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and it's first sequel, Black Hearts in Battersea.
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 20th, 2012, 2:42 pm

A favourite: "Das Parfum – Die Geschichte eines Mörders" (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind)

and a recent enjoyable one! "Glennkill: Ein Schafskrimi" (Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story by Leonie Swann)

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Post by J_N » July 22nd, 2012, 10:56 am

Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (how brilliant that could be - imagine having different reader's - e.g. one for Bran's chapters, one for Tyrion's chapters, etc.) :9:

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (it's a teen/young adult series, but very amusing...) :9:

Sadako will leben (= The Day of the Bomb) by Karl Bruckner (if you have never read it, do... it's a children's book and such a sad sad story but oh so beautiful) :cry:

and the Morton Rhue books (especially "The Wave" and also "Boot Camp" and "Can't get there from here" - those two made me cry)
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Post by Hollz » July 27th, 2012, 5:26 pm

J_N wrote:Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (how brilliant that could be - imagine having different reader's - e.g. one for Bran's chapters, one for Tyrion's chapters, etc.) :9:
XD I love game of thrones. I bought a copy for each of my brothers and sent one copy to my soldier. XD
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Post by VictoriaBMartin » August 4th, 2012, 4:53 pm

This isn't really modern, but the interesting, hilarious, and well written books by Thyra Ferre Bjourn about the Swedish family that moves to America, namely Papa's Wife are such great books that if they were PD I'd definitely be recording them... :?
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Post by aidanbrack » August 9th, 2012, 12:52 pm

I wish we could do a dramatic reading of the 'The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place' series which have been published over the last few years (with another coming early next year). A very comical, utterly charming series of childrens' books about a young governess who is put in charge of three children who have been raised by wolves.

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Post by Moromis » August 10th, 2012, 4:00 pm

So soso SO would love to do the Ink (heart, spell, death) trilogy by Cornelia Funke.

Also Dune. And then the Homecoming saga by Orson Scott Card as my lifelong (it would take about a lifetime) goal.

And maybe some Redwall books, grew up with those.
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Post by Piotrek81 » August 11th, 2012, 12:18 am

There was a lot of votes on "Mists of Avalon" and Lord of the Rings", so let me add my all-time fantasy favourite. The Black Company by Glen Cook 8-) It's a multi-volume story about a company of merceneries who decide to go back to the half-mythical place where their group was formed over 400 years earlier. Soon they discover that to get there they have to traverse almost the whole known world, and of course they get involved in local wars as they travel. It would be even cooler to read a dramatic reading of it- I'd love to hear separate voices for One-Eye and Goblin, a couple of quarellsome, gambling-loving supercentenarians and third-rate wizards :mrgreen: - (I mean, isn't their description alone just EPIC? :lol: ).
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Post by Forhad » August 12th, 2012, 8:23 am

I would love to record the book "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss and "Mists of Avalon". I just love both!

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