This past year has seen an exponential increase in the number of audiobooks I listen to. Really, before last October, I may have heard 2 or 3 in my life. While working on a project that had me out of the house and too far from the community music source to hear very well, I opted to convert my current reads to audio format so I could get in the same amount of binge “reading” I was used to while still accomplishing life tasks. This astounding conclusion that I could get things done AND not slow down my insatiable need to devour words opened a whole new world for me.
A part of that world was the realization that some books are just great in audio format. Books I may not have enjoyed reading as much, or that might have gathered an entirely different experience, came to life when read. Craig Alanson‘s Expeditionary Force is one such series. Coming across book one in some random interweb space-time flux, I felt it was the narrator, as much as the story, that keeps me coming back.
I just used my last audible credit to start Book 5: Zero Hour. Already, there is much laughing-out-loud even as the Merry Band of Pirates functions under the direst of circumstances. While Book 2 had me wondering if it was worth continuing the series, Book 3, and every book since, has only gotten better.
What are you currently reading? Tell me in the comments 🙂