A long time ago, in the olden days, when we had cassettes and Sony Walkmen (remember them?) I used to enjoy listening to audio books. On those evenings when I was too tired to even open my eyelids to read a book I would plug myself in and let the dulcet tones of Derek Jacobi and others read to me whilst I lay in bed. There's something about being read to that is so relaxing. Ask any child under the age of 10!
Anyway, with the advent of CDs and the rather more cumbersome Sony CD Walkman, I thought that audio books were just too expensive and gave up my habit.
However, I have just been given an i-pod touch for my birthday, audio books are available to download at reasonable prices (or a monthly fee at audible.co.uk) and guess what? He's still there!
Derek is back in my life, reading me tales of Brother Cadfael.