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Old 07-19-2010, 11:41 PM   #91 (permalink)
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Someone mentioned books that are "hard to read". What are examples of books that are hard to read and what makes them so? I'm guessing Lord of the Rings is an example because I tried to read Lord of the Rings 3-4 times from the beginning and stopped each time. I just couldn't get into it.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:42 PM   #92 (permalink)
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I really don't want to get flame for asking this, but has anyone bought an audio book? Do you think it takes away from getting into the story?
Why would anyone flame that?

Anyway I don't like audio books very much. They work for really long road trips though. It's a good alternative to music.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:44 PM   #93 (permalink)
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Why would anyone flame that?

Anyway I don't like audio books very much. They work for really long road trips though. It's a good alternative to music.
who knows if there are elitist book lovers lurking these forums , but yeah I mostly want to get one for work since it can get pretty boring sometimes.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:47 PM   #94 (permalink)
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Yeah work would be a good place for an audiobook for some jobs. Some are pretty well done, read by talented voice "readers"(?).
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:07 AM   #95 (permalink)
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Yeah I can't get in to audio books. I've tried once of twice (The Gathering storm chapter that was released by audio book) and I just kept getting distracted and being unable to take in what was happening as her voice was annoying.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:27 AM   #96 (permalink)
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who knows if there are elitist book lovers lurking these forums , but yeah I mostly want to get one for work since it can get pretty boring sometimes.
I've never read one, but off-topic I have been in your situation before & there is one cure for boredom at work when everything usual becomes passive (music, internet etc,,) ; Stand up Comedy that comes in an audio form. Really gets me through a lot of days & ya can simply make ya own by distracting the audio.

Still not finished Lord of The Flies
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:28 AM   #97 (permalink)
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Someone mentioned books that are "hard to read". What are examples of books that are hard to read and what makes them so? I'm guessing Lord of the Rings is an example because I tried to read Lord of the Rings 3-4 times from the beginning and stopped each time. I just couldn't get into it.
Was that before or after you seen the movies, man? I struggled to read it after seeing the films. I was young & skipped the first book because I'd seen the first movie,, hmm. Got through it in the end, definitely worth it. Try The Hobbit first, if you enjoy that, you should enjoy LOTR & be able to get through it.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:07 AM   #98 (permalink)
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Someone mentioned books that are "hard to read". What are examples of books that are hard to read and what makes them so? I'm guessing Lord of the Rings is an example because I tried to read Lord of the Rings 3-4 times from the beginning and stopped each time. I just couldn't get into it.
The Lord Of The Rings is not difficult, I don't think. Sure it's long, but the story is so strong that it just carries you through. You want a really difficult read by Tolkien, try The Silmarillion or the Unfinished Tales. I love all of them, cause I happen to be a bit of a Tolkien nut, but my God, those books were a bit of a challenge. The Hobbit is easy to read, but then it's a children's book, so of course it's meant to be easy to read.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:21 AM   #99 (permalink)
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LOTR is very difficult to get into, and as such I have yet to read them.

I buy too many books, I have about 300 and I've probably only read a third of that.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:02 AM   #100 (permalink)
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Are the Percy Jackson books any good? I want to read some Greek mythology and thought it could be a good starting point rather than jumping straight into Homer's works.
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