More Books In The Car

Thursday, November 18, 2010


We arrived at school this morning seven whole minutes before the teachers opened the doors.

It was a good thing, too, because we weren't going anywhere.

Wolves were attacking Susan and Lucy.

Having exhausted our local library's supply of in-drive entertainment, I recently became worried that a second mortgage would be needed to feed our daily audio book habit.

(Most books on cd- in Australia - run between $20-30; make that $120, if you seek a Harry Potter installment.)

And then I discovered audible.com, a branch of Amazon.

For the princely sum of $7, I was able to download The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe (the BBC dramatized version) to my iPod, plug it into the car's auxiliary audio jack, and away we went.

A thrilling tale, d├ętente in the back seat, and no messy mid-drive disk changing, all for the price of a piece of cake.

And just in time for the holidays, should you be mounting an expedition.

Too sweet.

2 comments:

  1. OMG I am so onto this! How fantastic!! You've got us addicted to audio books in the car and a journey to school is not complete without one - even though the journey is a grand 15 minutes on a slow day.

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  2. On your recommendation we recently listened to the Spiderwick Chronicles on a trip through the Catskills - fantastic!!!
    Have already listend to all 7 Chronicles - wonderful!
    Heading to Barnes and Noble now to see what else is in stock :-)

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