I am a big listener of audiobooks. I listen while I cook while I am laying down with the kids, while I’m on airplanes, trains, and automobiles – you get the idea…
Last year I obsessively listened to podcasts but the pendulum has swung. It is the difference between reading a New Yorker article vs a book. My favorite audiobook reader is Anton lesser. He ready paradise lost. It’s fantastic ! He was also Thomas More in the BBC production of Wolf Hall. But audio books is really where he shines.
I am currently listening to Jung, Memory Dreams and Reflections narrated by James Cameron Stewart. He is also … fantastic.
I listen to mainly non-fiction on audiobook. Fiction I find difficult to listen to, especially when the author uses different voices for different characters.
Although when I was a little girl I made my family listen to forward the foundation on audible read by Issac Asimov in his Brooklyn accent on a trip to visit the grandparents in DC.
They did not enjoy the narration and I was banned from selecting audio for family trips.
I however loved this personal reading from one of my favorite series – The Foundation.