New Column Series on Abbreviated Audio

So here is the beginning of a new series on Abbreviated Audio on the topic of audiobooks--which we all know I have a very big interest in.

I’ve been an avid fan of audiobooks since I was about fifteen and stumbled upon Star Wars abridgements in my local library.  I had already read the books, but that I could listen to them, brought this nerd one step further into the world of Star Wars (of which I could never get enough).  I soon discovered The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy BBC production.  That was the true game changer for me.  That’s when audiobooks got real.  In middle school, I had tried several times to read Hitchhiker’s Guide.  People told me that I would enjoy them.  I didn’t.  I couldn’t get it.  But then again, no one told me that the tone was what mattered.  Reading Douglas Adams’ work straight feels absurd, but not funny.  When one realizes that intent is absurdity and the tone is wry British humor; it becomes something else.  And that’s what the audio production gave me.  It brought the world of Douglas Adams into light and I fell in love with both the author and the form.

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