One of the down sides of working 110km from your home is the commute. It takes me about an hour and 10 minutes each way, which is one of the reasons why I only work 3 days a week (the other being I don't want to work full time).
Most of the time I don't really mind the drive. There is very little traffic; it is 100km/hour the whole way (except through the town which only takes 2 minutes) and the scenery is beautiful. I keep meaning to stop on the way home and take some photos, but usually I am just so focused on getting home that I forget until it is too late.
In the morning I listen to ABC 702 and catch up on the news and current affairs. We don't like to put the news on the television with the kids around, so I find that this is an opportunity to stay up to date. In the afternoons I usually listen to ABC 702 as well... EXCEPT... they keep putting the cricket on instead of the regular drive program(????)
I am not a cricket fan, at the best of times. Playing a game for 5 days and then nobody wins is possibly the stupidest way to end a game ever. I kind of get watching 1 day matches or 20/20, but even then I have no desire to watch them often, and absolutely zero desire to listen to it on the radio. All the talk of leg off and on completely passes over my head. The other day I listened to India vs Sri Lanka (or something similar). There really are not a lot of options out here!
Which brings me to the point of this post. I am on the hunt for some good books to listen to while I am driving. Nothing too intense or hard to understand, because I need to concentrate on the driving. I've never really listened to audio books before but I am going to give it a try... because if I have to listen to another cricket match on the way home, I will probably just drive the car straight off the road and into a tree!
Help me out please! What are some good books to listen to while driving?