I like the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher. I just finished listening to the Skin Game. The series just gets better and better. Sometimes they don't. Mostly I listen to the same stories over and over so it is a real treat to get a new book that I haven't read or listened to before.
The characters are interestingly portrayed, the plot is always good, and the settings are good. It's fantasy, so I don't get all depressed with reality. But sometimes fiction is as true as reality.