I’m over at the awesome Out in Print today, with what you need to read about all you need to read. Or, I guess, since it’s an audiobook: with what you need to hear about all you need to hear.
I’ve been a fan of audiobooks since I was first transferred to a bookstore that was over an hour’s commute by bus from where I was living. At first, I tried reading anyway, but in no time I was reminded of a childhood problem: reading while a bus is in motion makes me feel ill, fast. With a commute that was about to become sometimes as much as three hours out of my day, I bought myself a small Walkman, and started ordering bestselling books on cassette.
Let’s pause a moment to pay respects to any illusions you may have had of my youth.
As the years have passed, the audiobook has shifted in both availability and price. Digital distribution has made shorter novels accessible for the market despite costs, and with apps like Audible, my phone is all I need to carry dozens of audiobooks at…
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