So, my first day with the book on tape was cool. I had to learn how to use the cassette player in my car...there's no pause button, which is strange...surprised that VW wasn't up on that. What if you get a call (which I did) or go through a drive-thru (which I did--for Starbucks, not junker food)? Understandably, not everybody's rockin' it out to cassette tapes anymore, but still...it was very inconvenient.
The novel d'audio is really interesting. Strange though, 'cause I'm sure I'd enjoy it more if I got to make up the voices of the characters in my head. You know what I mean? It's kinda spoiled it for me a little...like seeing the movie before reading the book. I feel like I still want to actually read the book for the full effect. Plus the lady who's telling the story in The Bondwoman's Narrative: Hannah Craft by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is quite obviously from Canada, or wherever else "about" is pronounced "aboot". It's distracting. I think people who do books on tape should have an English accent...or be James Earle Jones. Why not? The English accent is the most pleasant accent to listen to hours on end is it not? And James Earle Jones...I don't even have to explain that one. He would be the perfect voice of God in movies. Remember him in Lion King? Didn't he do the Bible on tape too?
Anyway, aside from the Canadian accent, the book on tape thing is really working out, or oot.. I bet a romance novel on tape would be pretty awkward to listen to.