Walking Talking Books
Published on 26th April 2012
'Let me tell you a story'...who can resist that invitation? With longer evenings and warmer weather I have no more excuses for postponing my 'fitness programme'. So out come my walking books and I am out the door with my favourite walking companion - an audiobook.
No more boredom, no more pedometer watching, no more short cuts. I can even go the extra mile and still look forward to the next walk. And the high moral ground is luxurious - exercise of body and soul!
Most narrators are superb and can take you right into the story, making you feel like a privileged insider. There is only you and another human voice telling you a story. Dialogue jumps into life with the skilled narrator taking on different accents and voices. Coming to the end is like saying goodbye to a person as well as a book.
Many books have an audio version - CDs or MP3. Most of the classics are available in audio format so this is also a good way of renewing an old acquaintance.
Here are some audiobooks that I have enjoyed in the last year:-
- 'The Help' by Kathryn Stockett
- 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak
- 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man' by James Joyce
- 'The God Delusion' by Richard Dawkins
- 'The Virgin Suicides' by Jeffrey Eugenides
I would love to hear from anyone else who enjoys the experience of an audiobook. Please let me know your favourites!