Sunday, December 19, 2010

In Praise of Audiobooks

In all their formats.

From here
 to here

Link to December 19 Boston Globe article, " Audio books open up a world of possibilities".

Excerpt:   Today, this successful business owner, mother of two, and grandmother of four remains a determined woman who, in addition to working full time, travels as much as she can and is actively involved in raising money to buy soccer uniforms for Ugandan children.

But she admits that reading still takes a lot of effort and work, and over the years, she has turned more often to listening to audio books. She frequently encourages people, not only those with dyslexia, to experience the joy of listening to books. And one of the best resources for these CDs, she says, is the public library.

Years ago, when books on tape first hit the market, the choices were limited. Most were self-help books or autobiographies by celebrities such as Shirley MacLaine and Jane Fonda.

But the range of audio books has exploded since then, and Louise recently took advantage of today’s array of choices to listen to a book in one of her favorite genres, historical fiction

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