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Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

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My annual list of audiobooks for hiking on 11/25/2010 13:56:10 MST Print View

I've posted my audiobook lists before but this year, it's limited to outdoor related audiobooks. I'll post later my 4/5 star rated/read audiobooks updated for this year.

My top two passions are hiking and audiobooks. I love my Apple Ipod Nano for audiobooks as it is the easiest to back up a paragraph or sentence in an audiobook compared to all other devices. I'm not impressed with the newest Nano, I prefer the prior generation Nano myself. Anyway, for those who like to be entertained while hiking, here is an outdoor-related list. I rank those I've read.

I do admit that while hiking in the high sierras, the hike is too intense for me to listen to audiobooks. Takes too much concentration. I find it easier to do the listening on easy hiking in training seasons or while walking around the block. Some of my friends though do listen to audiobooks on the JMT or HST. I do find my last day hiking down to Whitney Portal I do listen to an audiobook that day.

The two best places to get audiobooks are http://www.audible.com or your public library web site, either downloadable audiobooks there or get the CD and rip them to your Ipod using any such programs such as Itunes, Easy Cd Extractor or Tunebite Platinum.

If you have any favorites, I'd love to hear about them. They must be available in audiobook form and be outdoor related to get on my outdoor audiobook list.

List Compiled: 11/25/2010 2:44:17 PM
folder Stars Read Audiobook

nonfict Andrew Weil and Mark Fenton-2006-Walking-the Ultimate Exercise for Optimum Health

nonfict Beck Weathers with Stephen G Mchaud-2000-Left for Dead-My Journey Home from Everest

nonfict 5 Y Bill Bryson-2000-In a Sunburned Country

nonfict 5 Y Bill Byson-1997-A Walk in the Woods

nonfict Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen

nonfict Christopher McDougall-2009-Born to Run

nonfict 5 Y David G McCullough-2004-The Path between the Seas--The Creation of the Panama Canal-- 1870-1914

nonfict David Halberstam-2007-The Coldest Winter-America and the Korean War

nonfict David McCullough-1987-The Johnstown flood

nonfict Dorcas S. Miller, Editor-2000-Rescue-Stories of Survival from Land and Sea

nonfict Douglas Brinkley-2006-The Great Deluge-Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

fiction 5 Y Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-1996-Mount Dragon

fiction 5 Y Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-1999-Thunderhead

fiction 5 Y Douglas Preston-2003-The Codex

fiction 4 Y Douglas Preston-2005-Tyrannosaur Canyon

nonfict 5 Y Ed Viesturs and David Roberts-2006-No Shortcuts to the Top

fiction Edgar Rice Burroughs- (Tarzan Series 01)-1912-Tarzan of the Apes

fiction Edgar Rice Burroughs-(Tarzan Series 03)-1914-The Beasts of Tarzan

nonfict 2 Y Francis Parkman-2005-Oregon_Trail

fiction 3 Y James Michener-1974-Centennial

fiction James Michener-1998-Alaska

nonfict John Muir-1894-The Mountains of California

nonfict John Muir-1912-The Yosemite

nonfict John Muir-1915-Travels in Alaska

nonfict John Wesley Powell-1895-Canyons of the Colorado, or The exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons

nonfict 3 Y Jon Krakauer-2007-Into the Wild

nonfict 5 Y Jon Krakuer-1997-Into Thin Air

fiction 5 Y Kyle Mills-2000-Free Fall

fiction Louis L'Amour-1986-Last of the Breed

nonfict 5 Y Nando Parrado and Vince Rause-2006-Miracle in the Andes

fiction 4 Y Nelson DeMille-2002-Up Country

fiction 2 Y Nevada Barr-1997-The Track of the Cat

fiction Nevada Barr-1999-Firestorm

fiction Nevada Barr-2001-Blood Lure

fiction Nevada Barr-2004-High Country

fiction Nevada Barr-2005-Hard Truth

nonfict Nick Heil-2008-Dark Summit-The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season

fiction 5 Y Orson Scott Card-1996-Pastwatch-The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

nonfict 3 Y Samuel Eliot Morison-1942-Admiral of the Ocean Sea

nonfict 3 Y Slavomir Rawicz-1956-The Long Walk

fiction 4 Y Trevanian-1972-The Eiger Sanction

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: My annual list of audiobooks for hiking on 11/25/2010 14:05:37 MST Print View

Ok, as promised here is my 2010 updated heard and really liked list of audiobooks, regardless of topic (this year, I'm providing not only my "highest liked" but also my "next to highest liked" audiobooks, respectively ranked 5 or 4 (next to...).

My top two passions are hiking and audiobooks. I love my Apple Ipod Nano for audiobooks as it is the easiest to back up a paragraph or sentence in an audiobook compared to all other devices. I'm not impressed with the newest Nano, I prefer the prior generation Nano myself. Anyway, for those who like to be entertained while hiking, here is an outdoor-related list. I rank those I've read.

I do admit that while hiking in the high sierras, the hike is too intense for me to listen to audiobooks. Takes too much concentration. I find it easier to do the listening on easy hiking in training seasons or while walking around the block. Some of my friends though do listen to audiobooks on the JMT or HST. I do find my last day hiking down to Whitney Portal I do listen to an audiobook that day.

The two best places to get audiobooks are http://www.audible.com or your public library web site, either downloadable audiobooks there or get the CD and rip them to your Ipod using any such programs such as Itunes, Easy Cd Extractor or Tunebite Platinum.

If you have any favorites, I'd love to hear about them. They must be available in audiobook form and have been read by you and ranked "highest liked" or "next to highest liked" to be on this list (but only after I hear them myself for this list) -- the other list I did today, includes those I have not yet heard.

NF R Audiobook (NF: N=Nonfiction, F=Fiction); (R=Rank, 5 being highest, 4 next to highest liked)

n 4 A Scott Berg-2003-Kate Remembered

f 5 Allan Folsom-2006-The Machiavelli Covenant

n 4 Andrew Morton-2010-Angelina-An Unauthorized Biography

f 4 Andy McNab-2001-Firewall

f 4 Barry Eisler-2003-Hard Rain

f 4 Barry Eisler-2006-The Last Assassin

n 4 Ben Mezrich-2003-Bringing Down the House-The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

n 5 Bill Bryson-2000-In a Sunburned Country

n 5 Bill Byson-1997-A Walk in the Woods

f 4 Bodie and Brock Thoene-Zion Legacy 1-2000-Jerusalem Vigil

f 4 Bodie and Brock Thoene-Zion Legacy 2-2000-Thunder from Jerusalem

f 4 Bodie and Brock Thoene-Zion Legacy 3-2001-Jerusalem's Heart

f 4 Bodie and Brock Thoene-Zion Legacy 4-2002-The Jerusalem Scrolls

f 4 Bodie and Brock Thoene-Zion Legacy 5-2002-Stones of Jerusalem

f 4 Bodie Thoene-Book 1-1986-The Gates of Zion (The Zion Chronicles)

f 4 Bodie Thoene-Book 2-1987-A Daughter of Zion (The Zion Chronicles)

f 4 Bodie Thoene-Book 3-The Return to Zion (The Zion Chronicles)

f 4 Bodie Thoene-Book 4-A Light in Zion (The Zion Chronicles)

f 4 Bodie Thoene-Book 5-The Key to Zion (The Zion Chronicles)

f 5 Brad Meltzer-1997-The Tenth Justice

f 5 Brad Meltzer-1998-Dead Even

f 5 Brad Meltzer-2001-The First Counsel

f 5 Brad Meltzer-2002-The Millionaires

f 4 Brad Meltzer-2004-The Zero Game

f 4 Brad Meltzer-2006-The Book of Fate

f 4 Brad Meltzer-2008-The Book of Lies

f 5 Brad Thor-2006-Blowback

f 5 Brad Thor-2006-Takedown

f 5 Brad Thor-2007-The first commandment

f 5 Brad Thor-2008-The Last Patriot

f 4 Brad Thor-2009-The Apostle

f 4 Brad Thor-2010-Foreign Influence

f 5 Brian Haig-2007-Man in the Middle

n 5 Brian Wansink-2006-Mindless Eating

n 5 C S Lewis-1952-Mere Christianity

n 4 Cesar Millan and Melissa Jo Peltier-2006-Cesar's Way-The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems

n 5 Clarence Thomas-2007-My Grandfather's Son

f 4 Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos-2004-Lost City (NUMA Files 05)

f 4 Clive Cussler with Paul Kemprecos-2005-Polar Shift (NUMA Files 06)

f 4 Clive Cussler-2003-Trojan Odyssey (Dirk Pitt Series 17)

f 5 Clive Cussler-2004-Black Wind (Dirk Pitt Series 18)

n 5 Dale Carnegie-1936-How to Win Friends and Influence People

f 4 Dan Brown-2003-Angels and Demons

f 4 Dan Brown-2003-Deception Point

f 4 Dan Brown-2003-The DaVinci Code

f 4 Dan Brown-2004-Digital Fortress

f 4 Dan Brown-2009-The Lost Symbol

n 4 Darrell Bock-2004-Breaking the Da Vinci Code

f 4 David Anthony Durham-2007-Acacia-Book 1

f 5 David Baldacci-1996-Absolute Power

f 5 David Baldacci-1998-The Simple Truth

f 5 David Baldacci-1998-The Winner

f 5 David Baldacci-1999-Saving Faith

f 4 David Baldacci-2000-Wish You Well

f 5 David Baldacci-2001-Last Man Standing

f 5 David Baldacci-2003-Split Second (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series 01)

f 5 David Baldacci-2005-The Camel Club (Camel Club Series, Book 1)

f 5 David Baldacci-2006-The Collectors (Camel Club Series, Book 2)

f 5 David Baldacci-2007-Simple Genius (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series 03)

f 5 David Baldacci-2007-Stone Cold (Camel Club Series, Book 3)

f 5 David Baldacci-2008-Divine Justice (Camel Club Series, Book 4)

f 5 David Baldacci-2008-The Whole Truth

f 5 David Baldacci-2009-First Family (Sean King and Michelle Maxwell Series 04)

f 5 David Baldacci-2009-True Blue

f 4 David Baldacci-2010-Deliver Us From Evil

n 5 David G McCullough-2001-The Great Bridge

n 5 David G McCullough-2004-The Path between the Seas--The Creation of the Panama Canal-- 1870-1914

f 5 Dean Koontz-2003-Odd Thomas (Odd Thomas Series 1)

f 5 Dean Koontz-2005-Forever Odd (Odd Thomas Series 2)

f 5 Dean Koontz-2006-Brother Odd (Odd Thomas Series 3)

n 5 Dinesh D'Souza-2007-The Enemy at Home-The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9-11

n 5 Dinesh D'Souza-2007-What's So Great About Christianity

n 5 Dinesh D'Souza-2009-Life After Death-The Evidence

n 4 Donald Spoto-2006-Enchantment-The Life of Audrey Hepburn

f 4 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child 2004-Child-Brimstone

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-1994-Relic

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-1996-Mount Dragon

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-1997-Reliquary

f 4 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-1998-Riptide

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-1999-Thunderhead

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-2000-The Ice Limit

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-2002-The Cabinet of Curiosities

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-2003-Still Life with Crows

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-2005-Dance of Death

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-2006-Book of the Dead

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-2007-The Wheel of Darkness

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-2009-Cemetery Dance

f 5 Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child-2010-Fever Dream

n 4 Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi-2008-The Monster of Florence

f 5 Douglas Preston-2003-The Codex

f 4 Douglas Preston-2005-Tyrannosaur Canyon

f 5 Douglas Preston-2008-Blasphemy

f 5 Douglas Preston-2010-Impact

n 5 Ed Viesturs and David Roberts-2006-No Shortcuts to the Top

f 5 Elizabeth Kostova-2005-The Historian

f 5 Eric Van Lustbader-2004-The Bourne Legacy

f 5 Eric Van Lustbader-2006-The Testament

f 5 Eric Van Lustbader-2007-The Bourne Betrayal

f 4 Eric Van Lustbader-2008-First Daughter

f 4 Eric Van Lustbader-2008-Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Sanction

f 4 Eric Van Lustbader-2009-The Bourne Deception

f 5 Frederick Forsyth-1971-The Day of the Jackal

f 4 Frederick Forsyth-1972-The Odessa File

f 4 Frederick Forsyth-1984-The Fourth Protocol

f 5 Frederick Forsyth-1994-The Fist of God

f 5 Frederick Forsyth-1996-Icon

f 5 Frederick Forsyth-2003-Avenger

f 5 Frederick Forsyth-2010-The Cobra

f 5 Gayle Lynds-2003-Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code (A Covert-One Novel)

n 5 George Crile-2004-Charlie Wilson's War-The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History

f 5 George R R Martin-(A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1)-1996- A Game of Thrones

f 5 George R R Martin-(A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2)-1999- A Clash of Kings

f 5 George R R Martin-(A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3)-2000- A Storm of Swords

f 5 George R R Martin-(A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)-2005- A Feast for Crows

f 5 Greg Bear-1999-Darwin's Radio

f 5 Greg Bear-2003-Darwin's Children

f 4 Greg Bear-2009-Mariposa

f 5 Greg Iles-1997-Mortal Fear

f 4 Gregory Benford-1980-Timescape

f 5 Harlan Coben-1990-Play Dead

f 5 Harlan Coben-1995-Deal Breaker (Myron Bolitar Series 01)

f 5 Harlan Coben-1996-Drop Shot (Myron Bolitar Series 02)

f 5 Harlan Coben-1996-Fade Away (Myron Bolitar Series 03)

f 5 Harlan Coben-1997-Back Spin (Myron Bolitar Series 04)

f 5 Harlan Coben-1998-One False Move (Myron Bolitar Series 05)

f 5 Harlan Coben-1999-The Final Detail (Myron Bolitar Series 06)

f 5 Harlan Coben-2000-Darkest Fear (Myron Bolitar Series 07)

f 5 Harlan Coben-2001-Tell No One

f 5 Harlan Coben-2002-Gone for Good

f 5 Harlan Coben-2003-No Second Chance

f 5 Harlan Coben-2004-Just One Look

f 5 Harlan Coben-2005-The Innocent

f 5 Harlan Coben-2006-Promise Me (Myron Bolitar Series 08)

f 5 Harlan Coben-2007-The Woods

f 5 Harlan Coben-2008-Hold Tight

f 5 Harlan Coben-2009-Long Lost (Myron Bolitar Series 09)

f 4 Harlan Coben-2010-Caught

n 4 Henry Hazlitt-1979-Economics in One Lesson

f 5 Ildefonso Falcones-2006-Cathedral of the Sea

f 4 James H Cobb-2007-Robert Ludlum's The Artic Event (Covert-One Series)

f 4 James Patterson-1992-Alex Cross Series (01)-Along Came a Spider

f 4 James Patterson-1995-Alex Cross Series (02)-Kiss the Girls

f 4 James Patterson-1996-Alex Cross Series (03)-Jack and Jill

f 4 James Patterson-1997-Alex Cross Series (04)-Cat and Mouse

f 4 James Patterson-1999-Alex Cross Series (05)-Pop Goes the Weasel

f 4 Jeff Lindsay-2004-Darkly Dreaming Dexter

f 4 Jeff Lindsay-2005-Dearly Devoted Dexter

f 4 Jeff Lindsay-2007-Dexter in the Dark

f 4 Jeff Lindsay-2009-Dexter by Design

f 5 Jerome Corsi-2010-The Shroud Codex

n 4 Jim Dwyer-2005-102 Minutes

f 5 John Birmingham-2005-Designated Targets (The Axis of Time Trilogy, Book 2)

f 5 John Birmingham-2005-Weapons of Choice (The Axis of Time Trilogy, Book 1)

f 5 John Birmingham-2007-Final Impact (The Axis of Time Trilogy, Book 3)

f 4 John Grisham-1994-The Chamber

n 5 Jon Krakuer-1997-Into Thin Air

f 4 Joseph Finder-1994-Extraordinary Powers

f 4 Joseph Finder-1998-High Crimes

f 4 Joseph Finder-2005-Company Man

f 4 Joseph Finder-2006-Killer Instinct

f 4 Joseph Finder-2007-Power Play

f 5 Juris Jurjevics-The Trudeau Vector

f 4 Ken Follett and Rene L Maurice-1978-Under the Streets of Nice

f 4 Ken Follett-1977-Paper Money

f 5 Ken Follett-1978-Eye of the Needle

f 5 Ken Follett-1979-Triple

f 4 Ken Follett-1985-The Key to Rebecca

f 5 Ken Follett-1989-The Pillars of the Earth

f 5 Ken Follett-1991-Night Over Water

f 4 Ken Follett-1993-A Dangerous Fortune

f 4 Ken Follett-1998-A Place Called Freedom

f 4 Ken Follett-2000-Code to Zero

f 4 Ken Follett-2001-Jackdaws

f 5 Ken Follett-2002-Hornet Flight

f 4 Ken Follett-2004-Lie Down with Lions

f 4 Ken Follett-2004-Whiteout

f 5 Ken Follett-2007-World Without End

f 5 Ken Follett-2010-Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy 1)

n 4 Ken Hensley-2003-Absurdity of Atheism-How to Evangelize an Unbelieving World (Atheism is For Dummies)

n 4 Kevin R Gutzman-2007-The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution

f 5 Kyle Mills-1998-Storming Heaven

f 5 Kyle Mills-2000-Free Fall

f 5 Kyle Mills-2001-Burn Factor

f 4 Kyle Mills-2002-Sphere of Influence

f 5 Kyle Mills-2003-Smoke Screen

f 5 Kyle Mills-2005-Fade

f 5 Kyle Mills-2007-Darkness Falls

f 4 Kyle Mills-2009-Lords of Corruption

f 5 Lee Child-1997-Killing Floor (Jack Reacher Series 01)

f 5 Lee Child-1998-Die Trying (Jack Reacher Series 02)

f 5 Lee Child-1999-Tripwire (Jack Reacher Series 03)

f 5 Lee Child-2000-Running Blind (Jack Reacher Series 04)

f 5 Lee Child-2001-Echo Burning (Jack Reacher Series 05)

f 5 Lee Child-2002-Without Fail (Jack Reacher Series 06)

f 4 Lee Child-2008-Nothing to Lose (Jack Reacher Series 12)

f 4 Lee Child-2009-Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher Series 13)

f 4 Lee Child-2010-61 Hours (Jack Reacher Series 14)

f 4 Lee Child-2010-Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher Series 15)

f 4 Les Standiford-2001-Black Mountain

f 4 Lincoln Child-2002-Utopia

f 4 Lincoln Child-2004-Death Match

f 5 Lincoln Child-2007-Deep Storm

f 5 Lincoln Child-2009-Terminal Freeze

n 5 Louann Brizendine-2007-The Female Brain

n 5 Mark Hyman-2006-UltraMetabolism

f 4 Michael Crichton-1993-Disclosure

f 5 Michael Crichton-1999-Timeline

f 5 Michael Crichton-2006-Next

f 4 Michael Crichton-2009-Pirates Latitudes

f 4 Michael Crighton-2002-Prey

f 4 Michael Crighton-2004-State of Fear

n 4 Michael Oren-2002-Six Days of War

n 4 Michael Pollan-2006-The Omnivore's Dilemma

f 5 Michael Pollan-2008-In Defense of Food-An Eater's Manifesto

n 4 Michael R Eades and Mary Dan Eades-2000-The Protein Power Lifeplan

f 4 Mike Lawson-2005-(Joe DeMarco Thriller 01)-The Inside Ring

f 4 Mike Lawson-2006-(Joe DeMarco Thriller 02)-The Second Perimeter

f 5 Morris West-1963-The Shoes of the Fisherman

f 4 Morris West-1998-Eminence

n 4 Murray N. Rothbard-1975-America's Great Depression

n 5 Nando Parrado and Vince Rause-2006-Miracle in the Andes

f 5 Nelson DeMille and Thomas Block-1979-Mayday

f 5 Nelson DeMille-1978-By the Rivers of Babylon

f 5 Nelson DeMille-1981-Cathedral

f 4 Nelson DeMille-1985-Word of Honor

f 4 Nelson DeMille-1990-The Gold Coast

f 4 Nelson DeMille-1992-The Generals Daughter

f 4 Nelson DeMille-1997-Plum Island

f 4 Nelson DeMille-1998-The Charm School

f 5 Nelson DeMille-2000-The Lion's Game

f 4 Nelson DeMille-2002-Up Country

f 5 Nelson DeMille-2004-Night Fall

f 5 Nelson DeMille-2006-Wild Fire

f 4 Nelson DeMille-2008-The Gate House

f 5 Nelson DeMille-2010-The Lion

n 4 Norah Vincent-2006-Self-Made Man

f 5 Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston-2007-Invasive Procedures

f 4 Orson Scott Card-1990-The Worthing Saga

f 5 Orson Scott Card-1996-Pastwatch-The Redemption of Christopher Columbus

f 5 Orson Scott Card-2006-Empire

f 4 Orson Scott Card-Empire 02-2009-Hidden Empire

f 5 Orson Scott Card-Ender 01-1977-Ender's Game

f 5 Orson Scott Card-Ender 02-1986-Speaker for the Dead

f 5 Orson Scott Card-Ender 03-1991-Xenocide

f 5 Orson Scott Card-Ender 04-1996-Children of the Mind

f 5 Orson Scott Card-Ender 05-1999-Ender's Shadow

f 5 Orson Scott Card-Ender 06-2000-Shadow of the Hegemon

f 5 Orson Scott Card-Ender 07-2002-Shadow Puppets

f 5 Orson Scott Card-Ender 08-2005-Shadow of the Giant

f 5 Orson Scott Card-Ender 09-2008-Ender in Exile

n 4 Patrick J Buchanan-2006-State of Emergency

n 4 Paul Brickhill-1950-The Great Escape

n 5 Peter Kreeft-Faith and Reason-2006-The Philosophy of Religion

n 5 Peter Maas-1999-The Terrible Hours--The Man Behind the Greatest Submarine Rescue in History

f 4 Philippa Gregory-2001-The Other Boleyn Girl

n 5 Pope Benedict XVI-2007-Jesus of Nazareth

n 4 R A Scotti-2006-Basilica-The splendor and the scandal-Building St Peters

f 4 Robert Crais-1987-The Monkey's Raincoat (Elvis Cole Novel 01)

f 5 Robert Ludlum and Philip Shelby-2001-The Cassandra Compact

f 4 Robert Ludlum-1974-The Rhinemann Exchange

f 4 Robert Ludlum-1976-The Gemini Contenders

f 4 Robert Ludlum-1979-The Holcroft Covenant

f 4 Robert Ludlum-1979-The Matarese Circle

f 4 Robert Ludlum-1980-The Bourne Identity

f 4 Robert Ludlum-1986-The Bourne Supremacy

f 5 Robert Ludlum-1990-The Bourne Ultimatum

f 4 Robert Ludlum-2000-The Prometheus Deception

f 5 Robert Ludlum-2001-The Sigma Protocol

f 4 Robert Ludlum-2002-The Janson Directive

f 4 Robert Ludlum-2004-The Lazarus Vendetta

f 5 Robert Ludlum-2005-The Ambler Warning

f 5 Robert Ludlum-2006-The Bancroft Strategy

n 5 Robert Spencer-2005-The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)

n 5 Rodger Claire-2004-Raid on the Sun

n 4 Ross King-2003-Michelangelo and the Popes Ceiling

f 4 Stephen Coonts-2001-America

f 5 Stephen Coonts-2001-Hong Kong

f 4 Stephen Coonts-2003-Saucer - The Conquest

f 4 Steve Berry-2003-The Amber Room

f 4 Steve Berry-2006-The Templar Legacy

f 5 Steve Berry-2007-The Alexandria Link

f 5 Steve Berry-2007-The Venetian Betrayal

f 5 Steve Berry-2008-The Charlemagne Pursuit

f 4 Steve Berry-2009-The Paris Vendetta

n 5 Steve Wozniak with Gina Smith-2006-iWoz

f 4 Steven Pressfield-1998-Gates of Fire-An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

n 5 Thomas E Woods Jr-2005-How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

n 4 Thomas E Woods-2009-Meltdown

n 5 Tim Staples-2004-The Keys of the Kingdom

f 4 Tom Clancy-2002-Red Rabbit

f 4 Trevanian-1972-The Eiger Sanction

f 4 Umberto Eco-1980-The Name of the Rose

f 4 Vince Flynn-1999-Transfer of Power

f 5 Vince Flynn-2000-The Third Option

f 5 Vince Flynn-2001-Separation of Power

f 4 Vince Flynn-2003-Executive Power

f 4 Vince Flynn-2004-Memorial Day

f 4 Vince Flynn-2005-Consent to Kill

f 4 Vince Flynn-2006-Act of Treason

f 5 Vince Flynn-2007-Protect and Defend

f 5 Vince Flynn-2008-Extreme Measures

f 5 Vince Flynn-2009-Pursuit of Honor

f 5 Vince Flynn-2010-American Assassin

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: My annual list of audiobooks for hiking on 11/25/2010 17:34:54 MST Print View

nf John Graves-1959-Goodbye to a River

Edited by jshann on 11/25/2010 17:37:19 MST.

Sid Riddle
(shiree) - F

Locale: Southeastern US
Wow on 11/25/2010 20:51:04 MST Print View

dang, that is quite a list. I was pretty surprised by this.
Do people normally listen to music or audiobooks while hiking?
Personally, I've never tried it, but couldn't imagine it being for me.

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
Re: Wow on 11/25/2010 22:27:49 MST Print View

Sid, it depends on the physical intensity of the hike. On the JMT, I only have the energy to listen to music while backpacking about 1 out of 3 or 4 days, the other days I hike without music. I only have the energy to listen to audiobooks about 2 days of the hike after I've built myself up after about 20-some days. One of my hiking partners listen to audiobooks every day on the JMT. I do listen to audiobooks while hiking alone on training hikes which are not as intense. I also listen to audiobooks while walking my dog in the city. You get your best listen while walking by the way.

Scott Truong
(elf773) - M

Locale: Vancouver, BC
RE: Roleigh.. Stephen Hunter and Lawrence Blocke. on 11/26/2010 03:19:59 MST Print View

I've never really listened to audiobooks, but looking at your list, if you haven't heard of him, you might like stuff by Stephen Hunter.

If you've seen the movie "Shooter" with Mark Wahlberg, that's his book "Point of Impact"

The prequel to that (same character and my favorite) is "Time to Hunt". It's basically a fictionalized version of USMC Scout Sniper School founder Carlos Hathcock's time in Vietnam.

"Pale Horse Coming" is another favorite. The protagonist is the father of the character played by Mark Wahlberg.

If you like gritty detective novels, set in NYC, then check out Lawrence Blocke's: Mathew Scudder detective series. I bring them on my camping trips (actual paperbacks).

I'm not sure if they offer them on audiobooks, but they should definitely have the Stephen Hunter stuff.

Hope this helps.

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
RE: Roleigh.. Stephen Hunter and Lawrence Blocke. on 11/28/2010 21:17:29 MST Print View

Thanks Scott. I have one audiobook by Hunter but I have not heard it yet: "Stephen Hunter-2007-The 47th Samurai". I'll add your items to my try-out list. Sounds good, I enjoyed the movie. I have heard one of Block's books, The Hit Man. It was okay. Have not heard any of the Matthew Scudder books yet, but have one to listen to: "Lawrence Block-2005-Matthew Scudder Series 16-All the Flowers Are Dying". I'll give it a try too.

I just finished "Louis L'Amour-1986-Last of the Breed" and it was fantastic, especially for mountain hiking. It is a contemporary novel, not a western and takes place in the Siberian mountains. The reviews have many saying it's his best book. It's the only one I've read by him and it was just fantastic. Too bad he died before he could do a sequel to it.

Scott Truong
(elf773) - M

Locale: Vancouver, BC
RE: 47th Samurai. on 12/02/2010 08:57:01 MST Print View

Hey Roleigh, yeah don't judge the others by the 47th Samurai, it's not that great. "Time to Hunt" is very good.

haha.. I liked the Hitman books. I especially like how nothing really happens, but he's just hanging out. Not sure why. If's sort of along the same lines with the Matthew Scudder series, but a bit more happens. You may not be too thrilled.

Joeseph Boyden's "Three Day Road" is excellent as well. Based on actual persons. I'll let you google the synopsis, lest someone think I'm some war freak. Excellent read though.

I just finished reading Steven Ambrose's (Band of Brothers) "Undaunted Courage" about Lewis and Clark. Not fun fiction read, but talk about adventure. I'm amazed no one died on the expedition.

I'll check out that l'amour book. I"ve heard of him but never read anything. "Cold Mountain" (yup movie with Jude Law) is good too.

The Ken Follett books that you listed are good reading too.

Are these e-books expensive?

Edited by elf773 on 12/02/2010 08:59:58 MST.

Roleigh Martin
(marti124) - MLife

Locale: Moderator-JohnMuirTrail Yahoo Group
RE: 47th Samurai. on 12/02/2010 09:03:08 MST Print View

I get about 1/2 of my audiobooks from the public library so that is only the cost of your taxes. The other 1/2 come from audible.com and their platinum plan is the best, you get 25 audiobooks for $225 (about $9) apiece, not bad, considering some audiobooks are up to 50 hours long (not many that long).