Are you an audiobook fan? I know that I am. Listening to a book is a different experience that reading it and I truly enjoy a good story well told. A good narrator fleshes out the story in a way I never get reading the book silently to myself. For example, if you haven’t listened to the audiobook version of The Help by Kathryn Stockett, I highly recommend it. This book is narrated by a cast of women that capture the Southern accent, cadence of the language and all the emotion perfectly. It is theater in your ears.
Another recommendation? Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series narrated by George Guidall. Walt Longmire is the sheriff of the fictional Absaroka County, Wyoming. This is a police procedural mystery series with great characters and humor. Johnson is a very good writer and Guidall narrates the subtle humor and action of the story exactly right. If Walt should ever come to life, he should sound just like George.
If you would like to read more about the appeal of audiobooks, here’s an article that appeared in the New York Times.
That’s it for today. I’ll see you tomorrow with the list of new DVDs.