I really wish my husband would write a review for me, but then...he hates writing anything. He hates reading, too. But he's an avid audiobook "reader."
The other day, we were talking about what appeals to him and what he's been listening to. Here is a paraphrased transcript of that conversation.
Me: Do you want me to buy the newest Black Dagger Brotherhood book for you?
Hubs: No. Why bother? That last one [Lover Mine] ruined the series for me.
Hubs: The ending. She [the author, JR Ward] turned Xhex into a wimp. She's a badass. She wouldn't be out there getting all teary-eyed over a dress. Or her mom.
[breaks out in falsetto with effeminate hand waving]
Look at my dress! It's so pretty!!!
Me: What are your favorite series or authors right now?
Hubs: the Mercy series and the Magic (Kate Daniels) series. [Patricia Briggs; Ilona Andrews]
Me: Why? What do you like about them?
Hubs: the Mercy series has great characters. I like the fact that there's a ton of paranormal creatures: vampires, werewolves, fey... The Kate Daniels series is more f-ed up. Darker. Plus I can catch more detail each time I listen to the books. They're pretty complex.
Me: The next Mercy book isn't due out until 2013. What are you going to listen to until then?
Hubs: Why don't you ask those people you're always twittering at?
Me: Ok. I will. I know you have a weakness for sarcastic women [coughs self-consciously]...what other personality types do you like to listen to?
Hubs: I like the guys to get their hands dirty. I don't want them to be straight arrows. They need to be smart enough to break the rules when they have to. If they can't do that, the stories need to make me laugh.
OK...I got a few audiobook recommendations from Twitter the other day. But I can always use more. My husband listens to fantasy, mystery, paranormal romance and urban fantasy. He really likes series, too. He drives for a living, so he goes through several audiobooks a week.
So far, he's listened to Stephen King's Dark Tower series, the Night Huntress Series by Jeaniene Frost, The Mercy Thompson series, the Kate Daniels series, the Dragon series by Katie MacAlister. He's also liked a few of the Iris Johansen forensic books and loves the In Death series by JD Robb. He enjoyed the one Barry Eisler book I downloaded for him.
He hated the Amelia Peabody series (sigh), couldn't stand the Carpathians by Feehan and disliked the Tempe series by Kathy Reichs.
Any more audiobook suggestions?