The Lost Symbol is Dan Brown's much anticipated follow-up to the wildly successful DaVinci Code. The audio book version came in the mail today. It is unabridged and is 17 hours and 30 minutes long. It was read by Paul Michael, the same narrator of the DaVinci Code. We are VERY excited!!!
We know it is great to curl up with a hardcopy of a book in one's favorite chair and immerse oneself in a story, but who has the time? Most of our "reading" is done during our commute to/from the office. A seven mile commute in Boston takes about 40 minutes during rush hour. Most of that time can be productively used, when not yelling at other drivers, listening to the lastest offerings from our favorite authors.
We will start on the Lost Symbol tomorrow. It should not take us long to get through it. There are only 14 CDs :-) We'll have a review as soon as we are done with the book. Those who could not wait can get their own copy here. [Permalink] - Dan Brown: The Lost Symbol
NOTE: One of the drawbacks of listening to audio books in the car is the tendency for some in the office to use any excuse to go for long drives. Some editors (who shall remain nameless...cough, Carolyn, cough) have been known to wander pretty far afield while driving and listening. This is why some are now only allowed to check out a CD at a time from the RainyDayBooks library. We are giving readers fair warning now. If you are new to audio books, you might go slow at first and take just a few discs at a time. Otherwise, you just might find yourselves in another state, running low on gas, and wanting to pop in just one more audio CD... don't say we didn't warn you!!!