texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
TMKSHOOTER, ThereIsNoTry, That1Guy, MovingFromNJ, AlanLCR
70174 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 110,538
bill oxner 91,416
SnakeWrangler 63,605
stxranchman 59,968
Gravytrain 46,950
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
BMD 41,241
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics609,512
Posts11,323,078
Members85,174
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Audio Book for Roadtrip #8056845 11/19/20 09:01 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 961
T
TijuanaTom Online Content OP
Tracker
OP Online Content
Tracker
T
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 961
Could use some suggestions on audio books or quality podcasts for a16 hr (one way) road trip to the mountains of NC, starting tomorrow. I've done the drive quite a few times as my wife is from there and we visit the inlaws often. Have found audio books to be the best. My go to's are usually about drug cartels,DEA/CIA, conspiracy theories, and true crime...but open to any suggestions you might have.

Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8056859 11/19/20 09:16 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 7,516
H
Herbie Hancock Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
H
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 7,516
Sword and Stone is a great true crime podcast, the guy uses actual audio from the interrogations etc.


It takes beer to make thirst worthwhile - J. Fred Schmidt
Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8056861 11/19/20 09:18 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 15,801
TCM3 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 15,801
Mike Rowe's "The Way i heard it" is very good. each episode is about 15 minutes long. and he tells stories in way that leave you in sort of a 'suspense' the whole time and ties up everything within the last minute or so.


"Do not have faith in your faith, have faith in Jesus"
[Linked Image]
Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TCM3] #8056875 11/19/20 09:40 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 76
4ofaKind Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 76
I second Mike Rowe's "The Way I Heard It" is great. If you are interested in Texas Oil history, how the families like Hunts, Bass, etc. made their fortunes, founding of the Dallas Cowboys, AFL, etc. It has some conspiracy theory mixed in as well, "The Big Rich" is pretty interesting and crazy the amount of money some of these people had all the way back to the 30s/40s

Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8056889 11/19/20 09:51 PM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 4,268
J
jetdad Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
J
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 4,268
Any of the James Patterson or Nelson Demille books are good.

Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8056894 11/19/20 09:57 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,271
P
Palehorse Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
P
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,271
I really liked "13 Moons" by Charles Frazier. He is the same guy who wrote "Cold Mountain". Actually, anything by Charles Frazier.

Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8056906 11/19/20 10:16 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 961
T
TijuanaTom Online Content OP
Tracker
OP Online Content
Tracker
T
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 961
appreciate the suggestions folks, these are all new to me

Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8056917 11/19/20 10:22 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,267
D
Dalroo Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
D
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,267
I departed my usual listening habits (true crime, western history, civil and WW2) and downloaded " A Short History of Nearly Everything " by Bill Bryson and it is outstanding. Basically a walk through time of scientific breakthroughs and discovery. What went right, wrong, and where we fit as a species. Long at 18 hours, but it good.


Dalroo
Deep in the Heart of Texas
LGB
Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: jetdad] #8056927 11/19/20 10:34 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,416
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,416
Originally Posted by jetdad
Any of the James Patterson or Nelson Demille books are good.


Loved all of them. I'm now read a true book called A Time to Kill for the second time. It better the second time around because I do not have to rush to the end.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057021 11/19/20 11:31 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 10,496
H
Halfadozen Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
H
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 10,496
An oldie but funny series is Hank the Cow Dog. Kept all 5 of us entertained on multiple 16 hour road trips. After all, he is Head of Ranch Security! Be sure to get the original series, not the remake.

Last edited by Halfadozen; 11/19/20 11:37 PM.

Freedom is a fragile thing ...Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.
-- Ronald Reagan


Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057029 11/19/20 11:40 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 13,081
6
603Country Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
6
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 13,081
Nelson DeMille’s book “Up Country” would be a good one. Google it up.

I’ve read and forgotten a lot of books, but that one made an impression.


Not my monkeys, not my circus...
Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: 603Country] #8057048 11/19/20 11:54 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,416
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,416
Originally Posted by 603Country
Nelson DeMille’s book “Up Country” would be a good one. Google it up.

I’ve read and forgotten a lot of books, but that one made an impression.


I've forgotten a few. I'll click to download one and get a message that says you already own this book. Check your archives.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: Halfadozen] #8057076 11/20/20 12:19 AM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 15,801
TCM3 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 15,801
Originally Posted by Halfadozen
An oldie but funny series is Hank the Cow Dog. Kept all 5 of us entertained on multiple 16 hour road trips. After all, he is Head of Ranch Security! Be sure to get the original series, not the remake.

I've got all 75 books and several more by John Erickson


"Do not have faith in your faith, have faith in Jesus"
[Linked Image]
Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057078 11/20/20 12:21 AM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 7,541
N
Nathan at Fork Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
N
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 7,541
Graphic audio is very cool. Its got sound effects, a cast for the voices, its great.


[Linked Image]
Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057128 11/20/20 01:03 AM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,294
B
BayouGuy Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
B
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 3,294
I'll second 13 Moons. It's excellent.

Another real good one is The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King. Be sure not to miss this one. It's not the usual Stephen King spooky/horror stuff, but a good story with a really good easy to listen to reader.


If you can't laugh at yourself, give me a call. I'll gladly laugh at you.

"I keep trying to see Nancy Pelosi's and Chuck Schumer's point of view,
but I can't seem to get my head that far up my [censored]." Senator John Kennedy, Louisiana
Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057354 11/20/20 10:32 AM
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 10,657
H
Hudbone Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
H
Joined: Jul 2019
Posts: 10,657
Didn't Obama just come out with his second autobiography - this one a 20 + hour audio book.

Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057379 11/20/20 11:55 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,416
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,416
I've read all of Pat Conroy. I would imagine that Prince of Tides would be like listening to poetry.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057457 11/20/20 01:58 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 302
P
Phlash Online Content
Bird Dog
Online Content
Bird Dog
P
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 302
I highly recommend books by Brad Thor, Stephen Baldacci, Vince Flynn, or James Patterson. Especially when the books are written by them and not just co-authored. We also listen to a lot of John Grisham for a slower pace. Enjoy!

Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057460 11/20/20 01:59 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 28,422
B
Buzzsaw Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 28,422
Obama has a new 29 hour audio book out confused2


SPACE FOR RENT


Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057480 11/20/20 02:12 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 13,081
6
603Country Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
6
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 13,081
A fellow can’t wipe with pages from an audiobook.


Not my monkeys, not my circus...
Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057492 11/20/20 02:26 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 101
Z
Zipster Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
Z
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 101
Robert Galbreath - Main Character is Cormoran Strike. Private Detective. Great, great stories. Robert Galbreath is the pen name for J.K Rowling who wrote the Harry Potter series. Really well written and narrated. narration is the key. A good one makes the book great. A bad one and it doesn't matter how good the book is.

Greg Isles. The series is set in Natches Mississippi. Solid crime series. Again, very well written. IF your wife is traveling with you, she will enjoy both. Mine did.

If you like Fantasy, check out the Witcher series. Excellent story lines and brilliant narration. Netflix started a series from it.

Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057649 11/20/20 04:49 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 13,081
6
603Country Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
6
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 13,081
I agree on the Cormoran Strike series. Great books from front to back.

Greg Isles lives in Natchez, and so do some of my family. They can’t stand him, saying what a jerk he is. Every time I see one of his books, I remember that and pass on the book.


Not my monkeys, not my circus...
Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: TijuanaTom] #8057664 11/20/20 05:05 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 149
R
Ratherbefishing Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
R
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 149
Hank the Cow Dog Read by the author. Look it up...

Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: Ratherbefishing] #8057669 11/20/20 05:10 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,416
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,416
Originally Posted by Ratherbefishing
Hank the Cow Dog Read by the author. Look it up...



I'm now reading A Dogs Purpose. For the second time.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: Audio Book for Roadtrip [Re: Buzzsaw] #8057727 11/20/20 06:13 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 4,183
D
decook Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
D
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 4,183
Originally Posted by Buzzsaw
Obama has a new 29 hour audio book out confused2

Not even fitting for the next colonoscopy prep


Press [Linked Image] for an AMERICAN.
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3