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    Agate, how do you get audio books with zero sound effects. Just reading. Idon’t mind voice inflection, but do not want music or sound effects.

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    The National Library Service Talking Books program has been going on for many decades and they have their own narrators who are always very good, IMO. No background music or sound effects.

    BUT in recent years they've started adding occasional commercial audiobooks to their catalog, and sometimes I get one of those. If you're careful about ordering you can avoid them but if I want the book badly enough, I'll put up with the unwelcome features.

    People with MS are often eligible for this service. Now the books are available for download as well as on cartridges. I'm still getting the cartridges though. The download process is a bit of a nuisance, and I'm more likely to read a book if I need to return it by a certain date.

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    Agate, how do you get audio books with zero sound effects. Just reading. Idon’t mind voice inflection, but do not want music or sound effects.
    I use audible and the readings are quite good. Just finished The Dutch House and tom Hanks was the reader.
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    hey all ,

    i just finished the alphabet (a-b-c...) mystery series by sue grafton. the series ended at the letter "y" because sue grafton died in 2017 before she could start the final "z" book in the series.

    now i start the last four books in a series by jeffrey deaver featuring the characters lincoln rhyme and amelia sachs. the tv premier of the lincoln rhyme book series starts tonight on nbc at 8pm est. it's called "the bone collector", which was the name of the first book in the series.

    i tend to read books in the psychological thriller/murder mystery genre, although i also like scott turow (mostly law) and amy tan. i had started a book by gabriel garcia marquez, but i couldn't sit long enough to get into the detailed novel. i'll try again.

    i read this thread to try and see what other authors and books might appeal to me.

    thanks for all your recommendations and opinions!

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    I couldn't get into Gabriel Garcia-Marquez either.

    I read and liked The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. I believe I also saw a movie of it. Is Amy Tan still in a rock band?
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    Tic Chic, I also read all of the Sue Grafton alphabet books. I enjoyed them.

    I did start rereading the follow up book to The Kitchen House last night. I decided it had been long enough that it would not spoil it for me. I usually don't read a book twice.
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    agate,

    i found this short article on wikipedia about the band amy tan played in. it's on hiatus right now, but the other members of the band are surprising

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Bottom_Remainders

    y'all might enjoy reading this!

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    Yes, the Rock Bottom Remainders! The band's name seems like a good choice.
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    I use audible and the readings are quite good. Just finished The Dutch House and tom Hanks was the reader.

    Is there a monthly fee, or just a fee to “buy” the audible? And do you have to listen to it on your iPad?

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    There is a monthly fee. I believe it’s 14.95 a month. I can’t remember how it works. I think there are different plans. You can also buy an additional 3 books for $35 or something like that.
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