Title: L.A. Outlaws
Author: T. Jefferson Parker
Read by: David Colacci and Susan Ericksen
Publisher: Brilliance Audio (2008)
I've decided to report from the trenches. So...
Location: Disc 2, Track 44
I have to be honest, I almost gave up again. I am such a bad listener!
And not only that, I was so annoyed. All I could think was, I wouldn't hear this in that voice, I wouldn't use that tone, I wouldn't have applied that attitude, that gravelly voice just doesn't go there, and I already have a picture of this scene in my mind so could you please get on with it already and leave off the descriptions? But I was determined so I told myself to calm my shit down and just relax already!
And so it's not so bad anymore. I'm trying to think of it more as performance art than a book. I'm trying to let go of my desire to completely control the experience and enjoy how someone else presents it. I'm trying to listen better so I don't suddenly go, woops, where are we again?
But, a question: what does one do while listening to a book? Maybe the real reason I have never cultivated a talent for listening to stories is because I have no need. I don't have a long commute and I can't listen while working. Tonight was pretty good because it's chore night in sgwordy's house on Mondays but at other listening times I'm just sitting here, doing nothing, desperately trying to pay attention.
more thoughts on the experience
initial thoughts of the book