Monday, February 09, 2004

Cold Mountain on Audible

Just thought I'd mention that Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain is now available at . Charles Frazier reads it himself and has the perfect voice to match this novel. Wish I had listened to it originally vs reading it. A good narrator brings a whole new element to reading. You can do a search on the site for it and listen to a 15 min selection.

Naked in Baghdad is also a book that gets very good reviews, read by NPR's Sr. Foreign Correspondent, Anne Garrels. An Audible listener has this to say: - "This is not just the best book I have read all year (and last year for that matter) it's a book you really should hear rather than read, if you can. The narrators are the people who lived this adventure: Anne Garrels, NPR correspondent tells the story of what it was like to be one of only a dozen journalists who remained in Bagdad during the war while her husband Vint Lawrence reads his own wonderfully written email updates about Anne that he sent to friends and family. Part of the book is about Anne Garrels' individual journey through tangles of corrupt bureaucracy and bombs and the people of Baghdad who often risked their safety to help her. It's a window onto the city and the people of Baghdad, very intimate and personal, well apart from network news coverage" You can also listen to a 15 min selection at Audible I haven't read this myself yet, but it is next up on my list after finishing Edmund Morris's Theodore Roosevelt. I've now got 63 books on my Wish List at Audible - looks like I'm gonna be busy. :)

Quote of the Day:
"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity."
Christopher Morley  

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