Audiobooks I Have Enjoyed in the Past Month
Can't stop won't stop.
- •The Labors of Hercules - Agatha ChristieMy favorite Agatha yet. Her short stories are so charming. Made me want a knit blanket and a hot tea.
- •The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael PollanI completely get why this is an important and highly regarded book, but the information inside it got so embedded in the zeitgeist that reading it I kept going, "Yeah, and...?" rather than getting engaged. Not its fault. It changed how we look at food. It was like when I saw Rashomon for the first time.
- •The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries - Neil deGrasse TysonOk, not technically an audiobook. Audible has a huge lecture library they've titled The Great Courses. Some are a little over three hours, narrated by one specialist (as with this one), others are nearly thirty, with multiple lecturers and hitting several facets of a given subject. This was my first, but I intend to deep dive. This was a short overview that should basically be titled: "Physics can be awesome. Come on, don't you wanna learn about neutrinos?"
- •Lexicon - Max BarryFun sci-fi thriller in which words can be dangerous and exceptionally persuasive kids are taught how to use them. Felt like it was written when NLP was trendy. Enjoyable, but a hair too long and a slightly cheesy ending.