I know it's not manly, but I enjoy all the Sue Grafton Alphabet Mysteries read by Judy Kaye. Grafton started the series with "A is for Alibi" back in the early 80's.
The publishing company released abridged audio versions for the first 10 books or so, as audio books were new at the time. If you want the unabridged versions, you need to find the books for the blind versions for those first 10. There''s just something about Kaye''s interpretation of the character. Grafton had planned on getting through the entire alphabet but died after "Y is for Yesterday".
Some of the latter books clocked in at 20 hours or more.