28th October 2018. Do you like audiobooks?

Goodaye all. My apologies for deserting you last week. Just not enough hours in the day.
This is my post from this weeks “Audiobooks for the road” Facebook page. I did get one done there last week and was feeling a little bit philosophical and don’t want to get too far behind with what I have read and then as it were, lose the plot.

I am in two minds to the future and will have a more succinct plan soon, or it will be too late for the next and last TIV, hence my uncertainty on a few things. This audiobook page is another one of my hobbies now and the job of interstate truckie can be a long and lonely one and yes I do enjoy radio and music. But I have loved reading since being a kid and yet with this job and trying to keep up with industry news and events, there is little time for reading for enjoyment, hence my passion for audiobooks.

So I will ask any of you who are fans of audiobooks both for your favourites and if interested, in your comments.

If I aim to continue with the TIV concept, survive and retire with more than $5 to live on, I must find a major sponsor and I have looked and asked and it seems, I need to do it some more, so I shall start now and keep you informed. In the meantime, let me know what you enjoy and think of audiobooks.

28/10/2018 Goodaye all. I am certainly a fan of David Baldacci, his characters John Puller, Will Robbie, King and Maxwell and Amos Decker have all enticed me into stories and kept me entertained for hours. And having checked another list, I find there are many more including stand alone books. So many books to read, so little time.

I think I have read nearly all of them and did go and get the list to see what I had missed, but in the library last week saw “The Fix” and checking, found I had not read it yet. So I am familiar with the character and yet this book held my attention from start to finish.
Even in conversation with young Greg about books only yesterday in the yard, your mood can have a big impact on whether a particular story will take your interest. How you are feeling, what is going on, whether you need to escape life for a day or so. How many of you have thought about this, or do you disagree?

I have said from the start of this page, you must drive safely first. Yes books can keep your mind engaged instead of getting bored and losing concentration or getting drowsy, but you must know where you are and what you are doing. Letting your mind drift too far and getting enthralled into a story, that means you lose concentration about your surroundings, is when you should consider turning it off. Even changing CDs can be unsafe, so please enjoy the story, but don’t it let it make you a danger to yourself and or others.

Reading others reviews, some loved it, some did not. To me it kept changing, yes I may have done some eye rolling at pieces, but it went through things as we all do that impact on our lives. Maybe I just needed some escapism to take my mind off other things, but I loved it. Rating 4.6 Till next week, Safe Travelling, Rod Hannifey.

By truckright

An Australian truckie aiming to improve both how the road transport industry is seen and understood by the public and to improve road safety for all.

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