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The audio books really do wonders for making the commute to and from… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
February 23rd, 2009
08:23 am


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The audio books really do wonders for making the commute to and from work much less stressful. But, today, someone managed to break through that calm. While there was a car on my left, an... inDUHvidual coming in on the ramp decided to ignore that I was there. I was very nearly the filling in a car sandwich, thanks to her. That could have been VERY, VERY ugly. Because of that, I think, I noticed the jerk-offs around me more than I usually do. Not a happy drive to work today.

But, I have now been introduced to: The Queen Betsy series (Undead and Unwed, MaryJanice Davidson), the Master and Commander series (Patrick O Brian), The Tales of the Otori (Across the Nightingale Floor, Lian Hearn), the Amelia Peabody mysteries (Crocodile on the Sandbank, Elizabeth Peters) and currently in the middle of the first Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser book (Swords and Deviltry, Fritz Leiber). Not a bad one in the bunch, I must say. And the readers have been superb. Man, I wish I could do that....

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Date:February 23rd, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
What do you use to listen to them? And how do you keep your spot if you get somewhere in the middle of a chapter? I'd like to listen to audiobooks en route to work too, but I can't figure out a good way to "bookmark" my spot.
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Date:February 23rd, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
The books I download from Audible.com bookmark themselves, so they start up again where I leave off (well, sometimes things go wrong, but... that's electronics for you.) I listen to them on my Creative Zen, but any MP3 player is likely good. Apple Ipod, Sony Walkman, Sansa Clip. Creative, though, gives you a one-month subscription to Audible.com with the purchase of the MP3 player (pity that didn't work for me, as I was already a member.)
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Date:February 23rd, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Very cool. I'll have to look into that!
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