I’ve got an audiobook coming soon from audible.com. I decided that “How My Brain Ended Up Inside This Box” was worth getting out there in a different way, and I was fortunate enough to find an excellent professional narrator to produce the book. I’ll be getting a few coupons for free versions of the audiobook which I can offer in exchange for bonafide reviews on the audible.com site. Anyone interested please shoot me an email (email@example.com) and I’ll see what I can do.
I’ve been listening to a lot of books through audible lately. Actual reading has been putting me to sleep (not the fault of the books, but due to cancer-related fatigue), but I still have a long commute every day, and audiobooks are filling that in quite nicely. I can recommend a few:
In Search of Lost Time (Dramatized) – by Marcel Proust – this 6 part, 6 hour BBC radio series was excellent. Loved it.
Harry Clarke – by David Cale – with Billy Crudup. Lots of fun.
Life – by Keith Richards – once you get past the Johnny Depp narration, the narrator who takes over is hilarious. Enough was enough, though, and I stopped about halfway through, around 1972 (after he talks about the show I actually went to, in Philadelphia, as a 15 year old superfan)
Barracoon – by Zora Neale Hurston – first-hand biography of the last living slave in the 1920’s, an extraordinary tale.
Natural Causes – by Barbara Ehrenreich – this book is having a huge effect on me, as an older person with cancer undergoing so many treatments it’s really getting to me. Am I old enough to die yet? When will I be old enough to die? And why not. Death is what happens to everything on this planet. It’s our way.