The Graveyard Book, narrated by the author, from the library. Everyone seems to rave about it and, even though I rarely listen to audiobooks (really just Harry Potter stories on road trips), I decided to give it a try. I loved the book when I read it last year so I thought it would be something nice to put on while I blogged and surfed the web. Well, things didn't go quite as planned.
I adore Neil Gaiman's voice and some of his voices in this reading are quite entertaining. His Miss Lupescu is the best and Scarlett's little Scottish accent is quite cute! However, I just couldn't keep my mind on the story. I caught bits and pieces but had to keep reminding myself to really listen. I was doing a bit better by the last disc or two but still wasn't quite following along. I'm normally a pretty good multi-tasker but I think that books are something that require my whole attention, whether they're written or spoken.
I still played the entire story and it has whet my appetite to revisit my copy of the book. Sadly, though, I think it will be a while before I try an audiobook again. I need a commute or something!
Finding that Neil Gaiman demands my full attention,