The Heat Is On...My iPod
Thursday, October 05, 2006 | posted by Mike
Are you like me? Do you ever think to yourself, “I would get through many more books if only someone would follow me around and read to me?”
Since my iPod follows me pretty much everywhere I go and I usually manage to forget to toss a book in my bag, I’ve decided that the only way to get through Bill Buford’s Heat would be if I got myself the unabridged audiobook. This is actually my first attempt to “listen” to a book, so we shall see how this goes. If anything, it should be an easier way to “read” for someone who has a daily commute that features a bus and a train in each direction, with plenty of waiting time on each trip.
I’ll be sure to let you know if there are any interesting tidbits in the book that haven’t already been covered, either here or elsewhere.
Actually, if you’ve thought about trying audiobooks on your iPod or computer, you should check out www.audible.com/bzz. They’re offering a free trial subscription (use that link) to Audible, which is the service I’m using. You can get Heat or any other (one) book you want for free. The link will be active until 12/31/06.
Full disclosure: The offer for Audible comes from BzzAgent, a word-of-mouth marketing program that I do. I received free downloads to try and tell my friends about Audible. I tried it and (although we’ve never met), you’re my friend, so I’m sharing with you. I don’t receive any compensation or rewards for you signing up for the free trial. Be sure to read the terms before signing up.
If you have any questions about the Audible offer or BzzAgent in general, or if you think you’d like to join BzzAgent, drop me a note at TVFoodFan@gmail.com. Also, if you try it out, let me know!