My intro to audiobooks

For Thanksgiving this year we drove down to the LA area to visit family. It’s about a 6 hour drive for us which isn’t too bad. To make it go a bit quicker though we picked up a couple audiobooks from Audible.

The first one that we listened to was Stephen Colbert’s “I am America (and so can you)”. If you’re familiar with the Colbert Report you’ll probably like this. It’s not really a book but an extended (3 hour) audio version of his show. Comedy is definitely great for making a road trip go by faster

The second book we chose was the 3rd book in the Dexter series. I love the TV show and Jaimie had read the first two books so we thought it would be a good choice for the trip. We had time to get about 1 hour into the 6 hour book on the way down. However, I’m not sure that I can recommend it yet. It was a bit of a shock to listen to my first real audiobook. The narrator speaks rather slowly and likes to give dramatic pauses every few sentences. Personally I enjoy reading rather quickly and found the slow pace to be very hard to handle. I keep wanting to hit fast forward. I’ll have to wait and see if this is just an issue with this narrator or if its an issue that I’ll have with all audiobooks.