He brought me the first one last week -- "The Glass Castle." I was intrigued to see if I would enjoy hearing a book as much as I enjoy reading one, not to mention finding out if driving and listening would work for me. I drive a minimum of one hour each way to and from work, so that's at least two hours per day, assuming there isn't terrible traffic. I popped the first CD into the player and tuned in.
What can I say? I'm hooked! I haven't listened to live radio (and their often annoying DJ's and commercials) in over a week, and I haven't missed it a bit. The drive breezed right by as I focused on the story, which in itself is incredibly emotional and heart wrenching, and I found myself wishing I wasn't almost home because I'd have to turn it off. What I love most is truly focusing on the story, and allowing myself to escape my own racing thoughts and worries for that hour. When I do get distracted, I skip back through the CD to where I was last listening, and re-focus. I don't want to miss a thing, and I'm sorry to say there are only two discs left.
It's okay, though -- my
M and I and my hubby listen to books on CD on long trips, old radio shows too. It's pretty cool, and makes for a nice quiet trip!
First of all... I loved The Glass Castle! My favorite book that I read last year!
As for audiobooks. love them! I don't commute to work anymore, but I listen to them all day when I work at home.
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I listen to books in the car all the time! Our local library has tons of them, so I never even have to pay money for them. I am totally hooked on the author Mary Higgins Clark -- she writes mystery novels. Her daughter, Mary Jane Clark, is also pretty good. I've almost "read" everything our library has, though, so I'm always looking for a good suggestion. I'll definitely look for The Glass Castle the next time I go to the library!
The Glass Castle is one of my favorite books ever. I think my copy is still being passed around!
I have never done books on tape - then again I don't commute. I have a friend that has spends a lot of time on the road and gets in a lot of books this way. Sounds like a good plan to me.
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