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I [heart] Audiobooks, Side 1

   November 29th, 2007

Audiobook imageFor Thanksgiving, I drove from Massachusetts to my hometown in Ohio. It's about a 12-hour drive, each way, and I found that 12 hours in the car means different things to different people.

Most people reacted with, "ugh, that sounds miserable" or "I could never sit in the car that long."

I suppose I am lucky that I am an excellent sitter, but I also don't mind driving distances like that at all. I enjoy traveling and seeing the country (though it is unfortunate that not much can be seen at 80 65 mph). But this trip also meant 24 hours of audiobooks.

For this trip, I listened to The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman, and also Washington Schlepped Here, by Christopher Buckley. The last one was kind of walking tour of Washington, D.C., with history, humor and current politics all blended together, and the first two are the two books that come after Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass. I was thoroughly entertained for the entire trip, and although I didn't know much about The Golden Compass before, now I'm really looking forward to the movie.

But do you know what I like best about audiobooks?


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One Response to “I [heart] Audiobooks, Side 1”

  1. Stephane Meer of FreeAudioBooks Says:

    I am a fan of audio books as well. They provide an alternative for busy people who have little time to spend on reading. Kudos to audio books!