So I’ve been workshopping this idea to add some interest to my runs and thought about giving audio books a crack, because as my coworkers keep telling me, they’re so hot right now. I don’t know if that has any validity to it as my company has only ever made one audio book in the whole time I’ve been there, but we don’t publish trade books so honestly who knows. I get blasted in the eyeballs anytime I ever try to do anything with Amazon or the internet in general trying to pitch me audible and I got to say, just like that nasty ass looking orange vanilla coke commercial playing every second during march madness, if you just keep shoving it in my face eventually I will get suckered in.
Which brings me to the point of this whole blog. My plan is to have my first audio book be Eye of the World, which for the uninitiated (a fancy way of saying I read something, is book one of about ten million in the ever so highly regarded Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I’m going to be honest, it is a long, long, long series and contrary to what I think is popular opinion, what I remember being the best books are like the middle three. It’s not terribly complicated in the sense that you kind of know who is good and evil right away, and it does rely on what I call the Goku system of fighting, meaning that in order to win you just get more powerful or break new levels of what everyone thought was the limit for an ability or skill. But honestly I really think that this is a good series to try and listen too.
So all in all, as I am currently starting up marathon training, more on this another time, I think that I want something familiar that I vaguely remember. Looking forward to keeping an updated version of my progress on this, maybe I will tie it in to my runs or something.