My Audio Book Boyfriends
My library has such a paltry selection of audio books that in desperation, I’ve checked out books I wouldn’t normally read. Jonathan Kellerman and Clive Cussler pen some of these books, and after listening to John Rubinstein and Scott Brick narrate them, I’m smitten.
I’m telling you that these two narrators elevate these books–most of which are just run-of-the-mill thrillers–to new levels and leave me salivating for more. As far back as I can remember, I loved being read to and suppose that this is just an extension of that.
But Scott Brick! His commanding voice brings on the vapors. I find myself making excuses to run errands just to spend a few more minutes listening to him. I take the long way home from work, and weekly rides back and forth to my sister’s house (180 miles round trip) are made impossibly short when listening to him.
Right now, I have a Clive Cussler novel on my nightstand that I can’t get into because Scott’s not reading it to me. The man has ruined me for Cussler novels. Scott, I love your voice! Sing me to sleep! Record the message on my answering machine!
I never spent much time considering audio books until a few years ago; today I can’t drive without one. I lay in a surplus because the thought of being trapped in the car without something to listen to is intolerable. I’ve blogged about audio books in the past and there was a recent spate of audio book posts around the blogs, but this is more of a tribute to the heroes of audio books–the narrators.
Lucky for me Scott Brick has narrated over 400 audio books so I won’t be running out of his material any time soon!