Photo taken by Retiring Guy at the Sequoya Branch Library
I tend to browse when I select audiobook titles, not having any author or genre in mind. But when I saw the 4 words on the back side of this audiobook case, I immediately returned it to its little wire bookstand.
1 of the titles I ultimately checked out.
That Night, not to be confused with the 1987 debut novel by Alice McDermott -- which not every library has weeded from its collection -- has so far held my interest, although I'm only on disc 3 of 9. It has a average rating of 3.83 on Good Reads, based on 998 reviews. (Compared to 3.56-- 101 reviews -- for the same title by McDermott.)
Outside of an occasional road trip with my wife, I listen to audiobooks exclusively while driving alone. After a series of 3 clunkers last fall, the titles mercifully forgotten, I decided to take a sabbatical from audiobooks and listened to public radio as an alternative. But after awhile, I discovered that I can only take so many call-in conversations in a day.
Finally, I offer this one exception to my buzzkill rule.