Monday, October 27, 2008

Audio Books

I need to stock up on audio books. I have quite a few, but have listened to all of them.

My sister has an iPod her son gave her for Christmas last year. He keeps it loaded with books. As soon as she listens to a couple, he loads more for her. She listens to it as she drives to and from work.

I don’t have an iPod, but I do have a CD player and a cassette player in my car. Now that I’m working on a book that has a due date of January 1, I’m going to be doing some traveling in order to conduct interviews.

Last week, I drove to Waco, Texas, and back. The drive took a little over two hours each way. And I listened to … the radio. A lot of clicking on the dial in search of something worth sticking with. I needed a book.

I like mystery. I like adventure. Suspense is good. Humor is a distraction from I-35 traffic. Paranormal romance might be intriguing. I’m pretty open.

Any suggestions? What would you choose to take on a trip? Help me out with ideas.


  1. i badly want the Dresden Files audio boks, read by James Marsters, love the novels.

  2. Yea! I've never heard of them. I have a new one at the top of my "look for" list. Thank you.

  3. The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope on Recorded books.

    Last time I looked you could get a used set through amazon Marketplace for under $10 (including shipping).

    Billed for YA it's sort-of romance and sort-of paranormal, but it is all (especially as read) intriguing.

    It asks the question: What if the "faeries" of legend were based in reality, and what if they aren't all gone?

    A twist on the Tam Lin ballad complete with the threat of human sacrifice.

    (Just popping over from Bluestocking. Had to plug my favorite book for this question-- especially since I found it on tape first.)

  4. Thank you Amy. I will definitely look for The Perilous Gard. I've been reading YA lately and would like the romance/paranormal aspect.

  5. Just so long as you know the romance/PN aren't either one the *focus,* they sort of mix up in it in such an... organic way I couldn't put it in either category.

    (I'd hate to set it up for something that it wouldn't fulfill, as it does so much else.)

  6. Thanks Amy. I'll look for it online before I buy it, so I can maybe read a synopsis.

  7. Mmmm, can't really help ya on this one, Helen. Not much of an audio book guy. travelin music kinda guy here. LOL.

  8. You can get free audiobooks from Some of the books have been published, others haven't. It's an interesting mix so be sure to check the ratings and comments to find what you like.

  9. Thanks for the heads-up on Podiobooks!


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