In addition to the mp3 player, zordac also got me a year's subscription to Audible.com. I have now banked five (5) credits and will start to lose my credits if I don't spend them after six months (i.e. I will lose the credit I earned in December if I have not used it by the middle of June).
So, I'm writing to find out if you, my literary coven of friends, have any recommendations on what titles I should spend these credits on.
Any fiction or non-fiction is fair game, although I would prefer to listen to something new to me (unless I MUST reread to progress to later installments, such as those endless masochistic works of of fantasy fiction). I would also prefer but by no means require that the performance of the narrator distiguishes the audiobook experience from the book itself.
I am afraid that the audio book will lack the function of quickly accessing information for reference. Historical non-fiction such as The Hero With a Thousand Faces and Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World, may lose some of its usefulness if I have to listen to the whole thing to find a tidbit of information that I may later want to reference or simply refresh in my mind.