Thank the Lord for audiobooks. I read the entire Harry Potter series that way and most of Twilight. I’ve also read at least a dozen autobiographies and non-fiction titles. Audible.com is the Amazon of the genre–if you have the money nowadays to blow it on a good book. Otherwise, the library is your goldmine. Through most libraries’ websites now you can download 1000s of books. Granted they’re probably not the ones on today’s New York Times Bestseller List, but you can always find a good read.
And audiobook is like Theatre of the Mind, especially when you get a great narrator. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sobbed through stories I’m listening to because the narrator just captured my complete attention.
So do something more with your MP3 player or your Ipod than just listen to music–read a good book! You may actually learn something.
If you’ve actually listened to any good audiobooks, I’d love to hear about them.