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Old 07-05-2005, 04:56 PM   #11
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OK, don't hate me, this is JMHO, but for the love of God please don't pick up the Wheel of Time. It's good, but about 4 books too long (so far, at this point there is no end in sight).

I agree with most of the other authors, I haven't read them all though. I just finished the first of the Harry Potter books, it is excellent writing. One author I can contribute is Terry Pratchett and his DiscWorld series. He's a brilliant satirical writer who writes stories that center around a fantasy word called, you guess it, Disc World. The first book in the series is called The Color of Magic. I know this isn't exactly what you are looking for, but his writing transcends genres.

As far as the particular type of book you're looking for, Dean Koontz is really good. As a matter of fact I have a tattoo of one of his book covers! (click on the book for a closeup of the pic)

Some of my favorites are Dragon Tears, Intensity, Ticktock, and Dark Rivers of the Heart. A lot of his novels are also on audio.

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Lee Child - The Jack Reacher Books are some of my favorites

W.E.B. Griffin is my favorite author, but I like military fiction. Also, they are read by Michael Russato and Michael Prichard who could read dictionaries and I would listen.

Robert B Parker - Spenser Novels are fantastic

James Lee Burke - Robecheux series are very interesting and provide a great perspective on the Bayou in LA.

Navada Barr - Anna Pigeon series. They become a little cookie cutter after a couple of them, but they are interesting and each one takes place in a different national park and gives some interesting information about them.

Stewart Woods - Stone Barrington series

David Handler - Hoagy series

My wife loved V.C. Andrews - Dollenganger series

Most of these (except W.E.B. Griffin) are detective stories, it's my cup of tea. These are all great series and well read for Books-on-Tape.
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