Monday, September 14, 2009

Evan Potter and the Goblet of Audio

I've been listening to the book, more than reading it and I find that I'm better for it. I skim ahea when I read and get caught up sometimes about being a fast reader that I'll skim ahead randomly and see important splices of dialogue before I'm ready for them. With the audio book, there is no skimming ahead and therefore I am completely at mercy to the narrator.

The best part is listening to it while working on mind-numbing tasks. Like mowing the lawn or driving home from work, or, thank God, washing dishes...the most heinous act of all.

My students saw the audio case the other day and they say, "you're cheating!"

"No, no, no!" I said in a great, profound British accent. "Merely making it so I can be with the book wherever I go."