Welcome, Guest

Author Topic: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?  (Read 8827 times)

Offline beemaster

  • Site Founder
  • Administrator
  • Galactic Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 6389
  • Gender: Male
  • It is my pleasure to bring the forums to you.
    • http://www.beemaster.com
What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« on: September 10, 2010, 03:13:38 PM »
I like books with repeat characters on a realist timeline. It is cool to read a character written over 20 years, just to hear about changes in technology over the years - especially in detective stories like I read mostly.

So here is MY favorite SERIES, I do it on Audiobook, read by Jack Reacher. But the author Lee Child is brilliant!

This is the best SERIES I have ever read, by Lee Child, follow the adventures of Ex-Military Trained Jack Reacher, a nomad of sorts, keeping an invisible footprint - he's off the radar. Kidnapping, ransoms, powerful story lines.

Read on Audiobook by Dick Hill (the best reader alive - multiple award winning reader) dick IS Jack Reacher to audiobook fans.

This is worth EVERY PAGE you turn.
NJBeemaster my YOUTUBE Video Collection

Please enjoy the forum, and if it has helped you in any way, we hope that a small donation can be made to support our FULLY member supported forum. You will never see advertisements here, and that is because of the generous members who have made our forum possible. We are in our second decade as a beekeeping forum and all thanks to member support. At the top right of every page is a donations link. Please help if you can.

bigbearomaha

  • Guest
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 03:32:02 PM »
wow. so many good series, as  I mentioned elsewhere Dean Koontz has several good ones out in his Frankenstein series, the Chris snow series (fear no evil, etc..) and the Odd Thomas series as well.

Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series is excellent.

I thought Stephen Kings Dark Tower Series, following Roland the gun slinger was pretty good for the most part.

Piers Anthony is also known for several read worthy series, one of my favorites being the Tarot series but most people probably more familiar with his Xanth novels.

Obviously, the original book series of Conan by Robert E Howard has filled many a young persons mind.

Anne Rice's series of Vampire Chronicles has been fantastically popular for years now (though I feel they have gone downhill since the original three books)

Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman teamed up a long time ago (one of many team ups of theirs) for a fantasy series called the Death Gate Cycle, which  I have always enjoyed.

I'll stop here,  I could go on forever.

Big Bear

Offline beee farmer

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 387
  • Gender: Male
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010, 12:29:46 AM »
Frank Herberts "Dune" series.  His son Brian Herbert has a few sequels out ,derived from his fathers unfinished manuscripts,that are in the same style but in my estimation lack the creativeness of his father.
"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do"  Benjamin Franklin

Offline RayMarler

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 520
  • Gender: Male
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2010, 06:16:13 AM »
Dune, yes, and Foundation trilogy by Azimov
Sitting in the shade, drinking lemon aid.
Enjoying the breeze while counting the bees.

Offline RayMarler

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 520
  • Gender: Male
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010, 06:18:02 AM »
The Hobbit and the Trilogy of the Rings by Tolkien.
Sitting in the shade, drinking lemon aid.
Enjoying the breeze while counting the bees.

Offline bud1

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 765
  • Gender: Male
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010, 10:52:14 AM »
louis lamar with david drake a close 2nd.
to bee or not to bee

Offline AliciaH

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 762
  • Gender: Female
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 02:45:53 PM »
For light, fun reading, and I do stress light, I have to pick Janet Evanovich.  The "Stephanie Plum" books are a riot!


Offline Michael Bush

  • Universal Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 14361
  • Gender: Male
    • bushfarms.com
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010, 06:03:48 AM »
The Hobbit followed by Lord of the Rings is, as Amazon describes it "the Novel of the Millennium".  I'd have to agree.
The Chronicles of Narnia are wonderful.  The Sword of Shannara was pretty good and there is a whole series of those.  I enjoyed Harry Potter despite it being a bit on the trivial side at times.  I've enjoyed all of the "Dirk Pitt" novels by Clive Cussler.
Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm en espanol: bushfarms.com/es_bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen

Offline indypartridge

  • Queen Bee
  • ****
  • Posts: 1109
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2010, 07:50:10 AM »
Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia are favorites here as well.

For historical fiction, I've enjoyed a number of W.E.B. Griffin books, especially his series The Corps. I like the way he incorporates aspects of WWII that are somewhat obscure.

For Christian fiction, I like Frank Peretti.

Online deknow

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 770
  • Gender: Male
    • Golden Rule Honey, LLC
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2010, 10:00:23 AM »
...in the sci fi realm, dune is really great (feels like you are "there" when you are reading it).

also, a big fan of larry niven's "known space" books and stories, as well as Heinlin's later books (which are all related as well).

deknow

Offline VolunteerK9

  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 1647
  • Gender: Male
  • Gamecock fan in UT land.
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2010, 03:59:13 PM »
Well, call me what you like but it has to be the Sackett series by Louis L'amour or The Mountain Man series by William Johnstone. I can pick either of them up and not want to put it down til I'm done.

Offline Michael Bush

  • Universal Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 14361
  • Gender: Male
    • bushfarms.com
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2010, 01:34:32 AM »
I loved Dune, but the first few were the best, IMO, And yes, I love all of Louis L'amour but the Sacketts are hard to beat...
Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm en espanol: bushfarms.com/es_bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen

Offline VolunteerK9

  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 1647
  • Gender: Male
  • Gamecock fan in UT land.
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2010, 09:53:55 AM »
I loved Dune, but the first few were the best, IMO, And yes, I love all of Louis L'amour but the Sacketts are hard to beat...

To the Far Blue Mountains and Jubal are my favorites

Offline wayne

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 345
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2011, 08:54:56 PM »
  On a different note, Matt Helm, The Destroyer, and the Executioner. Reluctant warriors drawn into unwanted wars.
  The name escapes me but there was a series of books about a kind of intergalactic hospital and the doctors that was interesting.
I was born about 100 years too early, or to late.

Offline hardwood

  • Galactic Bee
  • ******
  • Posts: 3482
  • Gender: Male
  • Alysian Apiaries youtube.com/MrBeedude
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2011, 09:45:51 PM »
Dune was awesome but the movie really sucked. I also liked "The dragon riders of Pern" "Clan of the cave bear" (I like fantasy) and "The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" ...again, that movie was terrible.

Scott
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Offline Michael Bush

  • Universal Bee
  • *******
  • Posts: 14361
  • Gender: Male
    • bushfarms.com
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2011, 08:57:00 AM »
>I also liked "The dragon riders of Pern" "Clan of the cave bear" (I like fantasy) and "The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" ...again, that movie was terrible.

I love all of those.  I think the problem with a book like "Hitchiker's guide" is that it's not the story that is so good, it's the way the author words things that makes it so enjoyable.  I've seen several books like that that did not translate well into movies, not  because they messed with the plot so much as it loses the flavor of the WAY things were said.  I think what saved "Lord of the Rings" was how much of the dialog came straight from the book. No one in Hollywood could write anything to compare with Tolkein's actual words.


Michael Bush
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm en espanol: bushfarms.com/es_bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
-------------------
"Everything works if you let it."--Rick Nielsen

Offline Keith13

  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 1830
  • Gender: Male
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2011, 09:13:33 AM »
clive Cussler and his novels that follow Dirk Pitt are always a good read

Also Anne Rice's vampire chronicles following Lestat the Vampire great books

Keith

Offline FRAMEshift

  • Super Bee
  • *****
  • Posts: 1681
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2011, 09:51:13 AM »
I like books with repeat characters on a realist timeline. It is cool to read a character written over 20 years, just to hear about changes in technology over the years - especially in detective stories like I read mostly.

If you like detective novels with stable characters over a period of time, I'd suggest the "Mary Russell" series by Laurie King.  The first book in the series is "The Beekeeper's Apprentice".    The series starts before WWI when Sherlock Holmes is a retired sleuth who spends his days studying bees near his home in Sussex.  He meets Mary Russell who impresses him by making observations on his bee study techniques.  She eventually becomes his detective partner and wife.  So far the series consists of 10 books covering a period from 1914 to 1924.  Holmes and Russell are constantly adding new technological  tricks to their detective toolbox.
"You never can tell with bees."  --  Winnie-the-Pooh

Offline ziffabeek

  • House Bee
  • **
  • Posts: 386
  • Gender: Female
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2011, 09:58:17 AM »
Chronicles of Narnia.  I read them all through at least once a year.  Sometimes in published order, sometimes in chronological order.  Love them!

Online deknow

  • Field Bee
  • ***
  • Posts: 770
  • Gender: Male
    • Golden Rule Honey, LLC
Re: What is YOUR Favorite fictional "series" of books?
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2011, 12:00:43 PM »
..I think I'm going to read through some of C.S. Lewis' sci fi books again (it's been a while)...out of the silent planet, perlandria, that hideous strenght.  my recolection is that they are nice, and a bit "naive" as far as modern sci fi goes.

deknow

 

anything