Monday, August 5, 2013
I'm Sorry I Didn't Hear What You Said Because Someone Is Making Love In My Ear
Now for the drawbacks of the audio book. One, if you walk away from an audio book for a few weeks best of luck finding your place. Before you know it your main character is getting back from a funeral and just about to make love to his nemesis. How did this happen? Who died? You'll never know.
And two, audio books can be extremely awkward. For example, it's one thing to read a steamy scene in a book and it's another to actually hear it loudly in your ear. Somehow listening to it makes me feel like I've stumbled into a kind of movie theater my mother told me to stay away from. And then as the scene gets worse, I find myself thinking the whole world knows I'm listening to absolute smut right now. I'll pass fellow walkers with a look of, "I'm sorry for what you might catch as you walk by me. It seemed like an innocent enough crime thriller...morning..."
So, here's my final analysis: Audio Books - great ways to pass the time, but causes terrible moments of awkwardness. Recommendation: Never listen to audio books with your parents or keep them on when you pull up to toll booths.