Be Kind to Books Club / Library of Congress

Be Kind to Books Club / Library of Congress

Because I had to spend so much time in the gym at first, I began to listen to recorded books there to pass the time. Soon I had rules about this art form:

1) Technical books that benefit from charts and graphs, or that you might secretly skim here or there, like Guns, Germs and Steel, are not good recorded books.
2) Most authors are not good as narrators, and should hand over their books to actors to read.
3) An exception is John le Carré, who narrates in a deep sexy cadence.

5 Responses to “Books”

  1. Pat writes:

    This is very useful advice. Thank you!

  2. Rai writes:

    I’ll also offer that listening to especially funny books (for me Terry Pratchett’s books) can end badly on treadmills if you get distracted!

  3. al writes:

    It would have been cool to have had Barry White sing an audio of Guns, Germs, and Steel. 🙂

  4. Janice writes:

    Do you like the Harry Potter books? The recordings read by Jim Dale are wonderfully well done. Definitely makes the time pass quickly for me.

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