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Friday, September 21, 2012

Audiobooks are Great!

Today is the last day of the ESN scavenger hunters theme on books.  There is nothing more rewarding than reading a good book.  And although today we have kindles, nooks, ipads and other e-readers out there, for me there is nothing like the feel of a book with actual paper pages that you can turn, there's just something about the feel of a "real" book that is comforting.  But audiobooks have their place too.  Especially for a road trip.  I remember some years ago a few friends and myself took a road trip up to Grand Forks, North Dakota to visit some friends.  We decided a good audiobook would help pass the time so we decided to listen to "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris, and actually he read it himself.  It is so hilarious, especially since he is reading it himself.  Reading the book yourself pales in comparison to him reading it on audiotape.  I can't remember how many CD's are in it now, but it sure helped to pass the time laughing hysterically all the way north! But if comedy is not for you, you might enjoy a mystery thriller audiobook from Sirocco's Curios.

Great to listen to while making dinner, doing laundry, or just relaxing.   For other fine books from cooking to crafting and everything in between come visit all the booksellers at Ecrater Stores Network to see what book might grab your imagination.


  1. I have many audio books. They are invaluable when driving back and forth to the beach. It was a two -three hour trip and the audio books helped me relax.

  2. I agree with you. There is just something about sitting down with a book in hand and turning the pages. My mother was an avid book reader for all of her life. When her eyesight began to fail, she stayed so depressed because she was unable to read. My father started buying the Audio books, so she could sit and listen to them. I seemed to help. So audio books have more than one value, they are also great for people that have trouble with their eyesight. Great post!!!