I have been commuting for some time now. It's two hours daily...if I'm lucky, and I don't hit traffic. I have discovered a way to make the trip more than bearable. I actually look forward to my time in the car alone with my newest book. This week, I downloaded a book from the young adult genre, The Hunger Games. I have a monthly subscription with Audible for one download credit a month, and I also frequent the library for books on DVD. The Hunger Games started out with a riveting premise that reminds me somewhat of a Stephen King story, The Running Man. I am only on chapter three and am excited about my drive tomorrow. You might think, "Why not listen to more of it tonight if you are that excited about it?" I try to limit myself to access to my audiobook. I then will be in for a treat when I make the 50-mile trek to work.
The narrator of The Hunger Games is not one that I accepted with enthusiasm at the beginning of the book. I am accustomed to her voice now, but I did have some reservations through the first chapter. I have been an Audible customer for a couple of years now. During this time, I have deserted one book due to the narrator. The book was Beyond the Highland Mist, and if I ever pick it up again, it will be in print. The best narrator of a book in my audio library is Neverwhere and is narrated by the author, Neil Gaiman. I've listened to it three times. I tried to read another Gaiman book and didn't get hooked. I missed his voice.
Although I'm only on chapter three, I'm already attached to the main characters of The Hunger Games. I'd love to give you a summary. The only problem is that I can't spell the main character's name (since I don't have it in print). Katness, Catness, or Catnis?