Monday, December 1, 2008

Audio Books

I was telling a co-worker about my latest audio book (Stephen King reading Desperation) and she was baffled. She'd "heard of" books on tape but figured they'd died out with the advent of cds and mp3s.

To my parent's dismay I was a tremendous fan of La Tremenda Corte, a half hour radio program full of great spanish puns and stereotypical characters. I caught an episode this summer after not having heard the show in over a decade and it made me laugh so much I missed half the show!

So when Napster became the big thing in my college life I started downloading radio programs I'd always wanted to hear - like the original broadcast of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds. If you're an audio geek like me and are eschewing torrents try out The Monster Club. Its a free on-line archive of supernatural stories from what I consider to be the Golden Age of radio.