Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Listening to...



...the audio version of Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger of The Time Traveler's Wife fame. 

I have moaned about my commute to work almost everyday since I started back in September and mentioned to anyone who would listen that I miss being able to walk to work each day.  My current commute is anywhere from 35-90 minutes one way, which is made worse by the drivel that emanates from the radio morning shows.

In an effort to curb my complaining and read more books, I decided to give audio books a try.  Well, after a few false starts with missing cds, getting the wrong book, etc, I was finally able to get my hands on Her Fearful Symmetry, a book I've had on my *to read* list since it was released.  This morning I began listening to it and I'm officially hooked!  I've only listened to 1.5 discs out of 12, but the story is great, the woman reading is captivating, and I'm not stuck listening to the same songs over and over between what feels like hours of unending radio talk about nothing.

I think audio books are going to be in regular rotation in the car, especially since I can request them from the local library.  A free indulgence is always a good one! 

And now I'm actually looking forward to driving to work in the morning!

3 comments:

Megan January 13, 2010 at 11:58 PM  

This is a really good idea. Cant believe you have to drive up to 90minutes to get to work!

Faiza January 14, 2010 at 8:19 AM  

after the roadtrip to buffalo where we basically listened to the same 10 songs over and over again on various radio stations i can see why the audiobook has reigned supreme in your vehicle! happy that you've found a way to make your commute a happy one.

bklyn76 January 14, 2010 at 9:21 PM  

@Megan-90 min on a bad day, but they occur more often than they should! oh, and that's usually the drive home, when i'm already tired and annoyed and just want to see my baby!

@Faiza-the radio is a surefire way to get sick of a song!

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