Once upon a time, I didn’t have an iPod. I didn’t have an MP3 player. Thankfully I did have a CD player AND a tape deck in my car (it was a 4Runner and I loved that car and I really really miss it). Back then, my library had mostly Books on Tape and just a small collection of Books on CD and they really weren’t. that. great. BUT, I could listen to them in the car. Even then, I didn’t have a high regard for radio and I hadn’t discovered NPR yet.
NOW, my lovely, sweet, adoring husband and my gorgeous children gave me a 160 gig iPod for Mother’s Day. (They gave me an 8 gig last year. Needless to say, it was full to the brim.) I love it! I have tons of books on there, so it’s not hard to find something to fit my mood and I can listen anywhere! I listen in the car. I listen while I work out. It’s been great for that, it motivates me to actually go into the gym and DO something. I listen on my way to the grocery store, library, I listen while cooking, cleaning, folding laundry… anything to get another book in. I would listen in the bath if I could. I’ve been known to listen in bed and night, which actually isn’t that great because I fall asleep and have to find the point where I lost the story. But still, it can be done! And it is marvelous. I love audiobooks!