Last Saturday I drove seven hours to watch my son play two basketball games. I left at 7am and got back at 1am. That's one really long day, but I didn't really mind, because I downloaded a book off audible.com onto my iPod.
I can't even tell you how listening to a book made the trip so much more enjoyable. On the way home, I didn't even get tired.
The book was twelve hours and I finished it on my commute to work, my walks around my neighbourhood and in the bathtub (maybe that was too much information).
If you subscribe to Entertainment Weekly you can go to audible.com/ew and get one book for free. I downloaded "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" and I'm so glad I listened to this book instead of reading it. I might have tried to rush through all of the great detail and emotional scenes to get to the meat and that would have been a shame. Plus the lady who narrated the book did such a good job. I would like to find other books she's narrated.
So this week, my favourite thing is audible books. Now I just need to figure out how to burrow them from my library.
How about you? Do you listen to audible books?