Our holiday season in Oklahoma is in full swing and I’m finding myself busy with gift buying, decorating, and planning several trips to see family from Christmas through New Year’s. Ours will be an old fashioned Christmas celebration, complete with country cooking and Southern style cornbread dressing. Traveling to and from our family get-togethers, I’ll be armed with my iPod and yet another entertaining audiobook. Sitting next to me in the car will be my husband with his iPod listening to an audiobook of his choice as well. Yes, I have made a true convert of my husband and he is now a certified audiobook listener. However, we don’t share the same tastes in books and, therefore, don’t have any joint listening sessions. What a sight we are. Thoroughly modern grandparents on the way to see their new grandbabies, both with iPods playing and wearing earphones!
AAR’s Top 100 Poll – Audio Style
Last week AAR published the results of their 2010 Top 100 Romances poll. The poll is conducted every three years and hundreds of readers submitted their Top 100 reads which were then painstakingly tallied by LinnieGayl, CindyS, and Lee B. As I looked over the list I started wondering, “Just how many of our readers’ top 100 romances are available in audio as well?” I was shocked to find 61!
Of course, as audiobook enthusiasts, we know well that just because a book is a favorite in print does not mean it translates well to audio. And the reverse is true as well. A book that may not make your Top 100 ballot may very well be one of your favorites in audio.