Another update on books.
I just finished Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins on audiobook from Audible. That was forty hours or so of unabridged listening.
Laurence got me into Jasper Fforde – so far three down on that side.
There has been a lot more – but I’m trying hard to remember everything.
I dug out a few old books that I want to re-read in the coming weeks:
253 – Geoff Ryman – here online.
Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow – Peter Høeg
The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
I can’t find my copy of Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaardner – I’m trying to think who I lent it to..
Most of these books are from about ten years ago 🙂 I must be getting nostalgic.
The other thing I noticed – Amazon US has a very strange idea about books originally published in the UK. The dates and covers are all wrong!
I rejoined Audible a few months ago.
I first tried it out about three years ago when I got my first iPod (wow! three years!) and found it – somewhat clunky. Audible support was patchy on my old iPod, the software didn’t work too well – and the content was somewhat sparse.
Things have changed dramatically in the last couple of years. I am now listening to several books a month; mainly on plane journeys, also on my commute into the office.
I am currently listening to Michael Palins “Around the World in Eighty Days” – I first read this at University many years ago (1992!). Turns out the whole book is now available online.