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Recently in Books Category
As I have been working on my house I have been listening to lots of audiobooks. I first finished listening to all of Douglas Adams books. This indcluded all five parts of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and his two Dirk Gently novels. I recommend them all, especially in audio format since they are read by the author who is good actor.
After finishing those I moved onto Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game series. I listened to the first on Patrick's recommendation and have since listened to book 2 and 3. I will begin listening to book 4 shortly. These are also very well done productions. They have about 4-6 actors play the roles throughout the books. The books change perspective often and it is nice to have the different voices to help with those transitions. The series is a really interesting sci-fi universe. The first book stands alone quite well and is a bit different from the sequels, but I have enjoyed them as well.
I am also reading the latest Harry Potter book The Half Blood Prince. I actually got it at a midnight sale with my friend Karen. She finished it that weekend, I am however a bit slower. I am over half way through and try to do about a chapter a night.
I finished listening to Micheal Crichton's latest State of Fear the other day. I highly recommend it. It is as usual a good mix of reality and fiction. It is really thought provoking on the whole climate / global warming front as well as the media battle being fought for mind share.
Last night as I was unpacking I started listening to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I got about half way through the unabridged audio book last night. The really cool thing is the book is read by the author and he lends a great voice to it. It is amazing to hear how many things in pop culture and especially sci-fi or games have come out of this book. I can't wait to get to the other ones. It is book 1 of 5 in the trilogy.
I listened to this book after getting it from Audible on my iPod. It is written by Dan Brown who is better known for The Da Vinci Code. It is about the NSA and an adventure to find something. The first 80% of the book is great. The last 20% goes into movie technology wonderland. Stuff that doesn't and probably never will exist is used and it just gets wacky. It is really sad to see this decent since the rest of the book is good even in reference to technology. I would still recommend it is a good techno-thriller.