Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Audiobooks make driving a lot more fun

Going on a road trip? Instead of playing A is for Alabama, why not take along an audiobook to liven up the drive?

Many of our patrons regularly stop in for audiobooks because they commute to work. In the summer,however, we can spot those roadtrippers because they come up to the desk with a stack of audiobooks.

Any of the Harry Potter books on CD are popular. Read by actor Jim Dale, they can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Thrillers make for an exciting drive, as long as you don't listen to "Silence of the Lambs" by Thomas Harris at night by yourself. If you need something a little less scary, you can try David Baldacci or John Grisham.

A romance audiobook can help set the mood for a getaway for two. Try Nora Roberts or Fern Michaels. Just remember you might want to turn the volume down when you stop at the toll booth.

Make it a trip to another world by listening to a sci-fi or fantasy audiobook. Orson Scott Card or J.R.R. Tolkien fits the bill.

Or you can see who solves the mystery first by listening to an Agatha Christie or Anne Perry.

In the middle of nowhere when the radio is pure static, an audiobook can keep the white lines from getting blurry. They can liven up any road trip.

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