I've spent the last couple of days listening to Peter Robinson's reading of his own book "How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life" and it reminded me that I've always wanted to start a discussion on Ricochet about listening as opposed to reading.
I can't deny that I often listen to audiobooks because I'm lazy. But in some cases, such as with Peter's book, it's entertaining to hear the author read it. Mark Steyn narrated "After America". It's 10+ hours of listening to Mark Steyn! How cool is that?
Beyond that, each night I listen to NRO's podcast. "NRO has a podcast?" Well, it has a few, but the one I'm talking about is a daily reading of around three articles. Here's the iTunes store description:
Podcasts of your favorite National Review Authors - Victor Davis Hanson, Clifford May, Katherine Jean-Lopez, Daniel Foster & Stephen Spruiell, Jim Geraghty, Ramesh Ponnuru, John Derbyshire, Conrad Black and many more.
It's narrated by a rotating group of people whose identities are hidden for security reasons. Here's the link to the iTunes page.
In this case, I probably have no excuse. I just prefer listening to reading. How can I play Doodle Jump on my iPod if I'm reading something? In all seriousness, does anyone here have a taste for audiobooks?