By Leesa Ostrander
I commuted to Seattle for almost three years. The traffic up here is horrendous and the drivers are unyielding. I became a road-rage nightmare every Monday.
I needed to find a way to ease my way back into work and try to enjoy the ride. I checked out my first audiobook from a small library in Madrona. I do not remember the book or the author. However, I was hooked!
I looked forward to the hour drive both ways and would even plan to drive slower to get more time in the car.
Over the year I checked out every audiobook this small branch of the Seattle Library had. I listened to books I do not think I would have ever read, for instance, Anna Karenina and a book about pirate’s the 1700’s.
Of all the books I listened to I found a true love, a book that I cried over the entire ride home, “Child of My Heart”. I called my dad and blubber to him how wonderful the book was. (He then asked if I was a little too emotional and had something else to tell him - J)
The book “Child of My Heart” inspired me to want to write a book people would want to listen to. I love the author’s style and she writes one book every five or so years.
Now, I search for the muse and dedication to be an audio inspiration to someone else.
What do you think of audiobooks?