I am a voracious reader, although not at all a speed reader. My sister taught me to read and write, well before I went to school - she is 7 years older than me. I never went to kindergarten. We got our first Readers in day one of Grade 1 in Primary school, and I read them all that night. They bumped me to Grade 2 immediately, so I was forever the smallest, runtiest kid in my class, until I was 15 or so!
Anyway, I can't cope with audio books. I simply can't concentrate. And (sorry, Roland) the great Stephen King is IMHO an appalling audio reader, with his "muddy" voice.
I've been mostly an e-book reader for many years - it is one technology I readily embraced, right from the very start. I've been doing quite a bit of well-worn re-reading lately.
Tom Clancy - re-read "Sum of all Fears", "Red Storm Rising" and currently "Executive Orders." Will then re-read "Rainbow Six" and eventually his older books as well. The "spin-offs" (Tom Clancy's Op Center, etc) aren't nearly as good; nor are the Jack Jr. books.
Canadian sci-fi author Eric Thomson (a pseudonym) has a new book out, which always excites me! He's written several series. They are easy-reading, with characters you get to care for, but it isn't "heavy". Nor is it too "light." Just... great reading, again IMHO. If you like "space opera" easily served, you've come to the right author!
The brother of a good friend of my son has released his first book, which I've read (book two of the trilogy due next month). His name is L J Duncan (Luke) and the series is called "The Soteria Trilogy." Book One is called "End of Pride" and the upcoming Book Two is "Dawn of Envy."
These books are very much obviously from a new author; there's some clunky bits in it, truly. It is set in a dystopic future Australia, ruled by a despotic group of thugs. Maybe it sounds yawnish, but I enjoyed it, warts and all. I've discussed the books with my son's friend, but have not yet contacted Luke himself. I'm on his email list, though.
He asks for readers' recommended dystopic/post-apocalyptic books, and provides a list of his own, which I haven't even looked at yet. However, I will soon be writing to him with a list of my own... so, anyone, please recommend YOUR suggestions, for me and for him! I will pass anything on to him, after removing any sender details, of course... and will post any resultant, additional recommendations back here.