Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Lemony Snicket Interview

Speaking of The Series of Unfortunate Events, I just listened to a great interview with Daniel Handler, the, er, official representative of Lemony Snicket. The interview is free to download from Audible.com. It's a little old — apparently it took place last year before the release of the movie — but it's still interesting, and Handler displays his characteristic wit. (When the interviewer told him her nephew was devouring the books, he replied that the boy should be reading them, not eating them.)

Download the Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler interview here

I love Audible.com. Once a week, I make a 2-hour round trip drive, and the audio books I download from Audible.com keep me sane. Also, my son and I love to listen to audio books together when we are driving. I have a subscription which allows me to download two audio books per month and gives me a discount on any additional ones. Since I only listen to unabridged audio books, (I can't stand abridged books in any form!) which tend to be expensive if purchased separately, downloading one free book each month usually pays for the subscription. The second book is a bonus.

3 comments:

Kelly said...

I love Audible too! 2 books a month. One kid book, one for me (sometimes this one is a kid book too--Amulet of Samarkand right now).

Audible has seriously enhanced my life. I listen on my free MuVo while I clean, while I walk to work, etc. "The Year of Magical Thinking" was great!

Jen Robinson said...

I also love Audible! I listen when I'm out walking, and I find that it makes me walk more, because I want to find out what happens next. When I really get going I have to buy extra books in addition to my 2 books a month (although I also only listen to unabridged titles). I'm listening to Rick Riordan's "The Lightning Thief" right now, and have also enjoyed going back and listening to many classics for children and adults.

Sheila said...

I'm going to have to read "The Lightning Thief" - I keep hearing how great it is. I'm glad to hear that Audible has it.