I've got some driving to do this Labor Day weekend so I say, thank goodness for audiobooks! I may be a late-comer to this divine creation, but I have jumped on the bandwagon, and with some strong encouragement (thanks, Readers Advisory!), I was pulled on board and I am not letting go. I love the whole experience. Does it trigger some long-ago memory of being read to as a child? (I don't know.) Do I have secret crushes on a few of the narrators? (Hmmm...maybe.) Do I like to feel like I've accomplished something other than (just) reaching my destination while driving? (Yes.) I think the biggest reason that I've become such a fan is because if I select two completely different kinds of books - one on audio, the other, hardcover or paperback, I can coherently and successfully read two books at the same time! For instance, I listened to David Sedaris while reading the latest from Lee Child. No confusion at all (No, I don't think it was Jack Reacher who covered his windows with album covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds. That sounds more Sedaris, don't you think???).
This weekend, during my drive-time, I'll be finishing A Walk in the Woods and starting The Devil in the White City. I'm not sure what I'll tackle after that, but when it comes to selection and advice, Darien Libary's the right place.Here are some of my other audio-favorites, in no particular order:
All of these titles are very different and all of them are nothing short of great. Don't miss these time-saving opportunities and have a happy and safe weekend!