Well I’m back from my trip, during which I managed to read all 850 pages of Wizard’s First Rule despite its’ heft. On the plus side, I can now do one-handed pushups. I loved the book. I don’t mean I liked it. I LOVED it. Immediately bought the sequel, “Stone of Tears”, and I’m loving it just as much, although it’s also 800-odd pages and is a direct continuation of the first book. I’ve realized that it’s really just one 1600 page book. He must have split it up into two books to make it accessible to the 95% of the population that can’t do one-handed pushups.
So why am I going on about this, albeit great, NON-audiobook? Because when I opened my mailbox on my return, I had my next audiobook rental waiting for me. Yes, you’ve guessed right. It was “Wizard’s First Rule”. I was a) astonished at the coincidence, given I have 40 titles on my rental queue, b) annoyed that I’d just lost out on at least a month of great listening, and c) pleased that I could at least do one-handed pushups.
I’m going to write a book now on the harm audiobooks are doing to the general fitness of the population. I suspect that the how-to fitness book industry is benefiting though. I’m undecided as to whether my book should be published in audiobook format. On the one hand (ha ha), it seems wrong to take advantage of a flaccid public. But on the other hand, do I really care?