I’ve suddenly found myself hooked on audiobooks. Ever since I started listening to XM Radio and discovered their “Sonic Theater” station. For awhile, I would just listen to Sherlock Holmes on the way home, then my commute got longer so I got to hear Orson Scott Card’s Universe (the Ender books are SOOOO good, and even better in audio format).
Then I discovered that my local public library offers audio downloads! So I went shopping for a new XM receiver that could play MP3s (I bought the Delphi SKYFi3), which has gotten many more miles on it than my last “mp3” player (it was a Sony and was more trouble than it was worth).
So far I’ve listened to a couple of the Orson Scott Card books (even though I’ve already read them all in print form), Philip Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series (excellent dramatization, one of the best I’ve heard), the latest Janet Evanovich (I like pulp, okay?), and am currently listening to the sequel to “Eragon.”
I’ve debated getting an Audible.com membership, but I plan on exhausting what the public library’s site has to offer first (it being FREE and all).
Anyway, I’d like to know if there are any particular audiobooks out there that I shouldn’t miss. Or any that I should avoid because they’re liable to put me to sleep (which would be bad since I’m normally driving while I listen to them). I was hoping to be able to listen to the whole Harry Potter series again, but was disappointed to discover that they’re being offered exlusively on iTunes. Bah.