My Love Affair with Audible
|Narrator Carol Boyd made revisiting this|
classic Josephine Tey mystery a
wonderful new experience.
Now, as summer approaches along with the prospect of hours on airplanes and even more hours driving, I have decided to come clean. Here are just a few of the reasons Audible has become a part of my book life:
- As a writer who spends a great deal of working time reading (and writing) on-paper manuscripts, it is great to have an alternative way to enjoy novels for pleasure.
- As the mother two dyslexics, Audible has given my kids a a simple way to enjoy many titles that might have been tough to muscle through in fine print.
- As a person who spends an unpleasant amount of time in cars--driving to play rehearsals, sports practices and games, author appearances, and endless carpools--my behind-the-wheel hours are infinitely improved by the company of a well-read audio book.
|Author Donna Tartt reads this audiobook|
epic herself. It's like attending an author
appearance IN YOUR CAR for 22 hours!
I recognize and respect that listening-to and reading a story is not the same. But both have great merits. Both are ways to connect people with story. And both can be positive elements of a book-loving life.
|This excellent audio version|
of Herbach's young adult novel
is unstoppable in the hands of artful
reader Fred Berman.