I have never thought too much about audio books because, being an avid reader, I love to see the printed page, even though I am reading now on the Kindle or I Pad.
Recently I became more aware of them since my daughter ventured into her first audio books. She listens to them while, she sews quilt blocks, while she weaves encampment straps ,or when she tries to relax before she falls asleep at night ..
We have talked about books we have both read, like Dan Brown’s ORIGINS, and she tells me how addicting it has become, especially of the exploits of Robert Langdon in Spain. She referred to it as gripping. I know just what she means, In my world they are called page turners.
Audio books are great for taking you away from your humdrum existence, and we all have to admit to falling into that trap at some point of our lives. These story tellers take us away with them into places unknown, and transport us through the lips of the characters. In only a short while you are walking with them into strange and exotic places, tasting a new and different life. It is a great escape.
Thinking back over the years, my husband and I listened to audio cassette tapes I had borrowed from the library, when we were on our trips to the marquetry meeting in Saddle Brook , NJ. One time we were listening to THE RED PONY by Steinbeck. The pony died and we missed our exit. The next thing we knew we were almost in New York. I don’t know how he managed, but my husband did a quick turn at the last exit before the bridge and we made the meeting an hour late. I think that was the end of the fascinating audios for us..
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