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Audiobooks : Your Passport to Travel

by Random House Audio   

 
 


Everyone's idea of a vacation is different. Whether you plan on enjoying the backyard hammock or hiking the Himalayas, audiobooks make perfect traveling companions -- they pack light and never ask, "are we there yet?"

"You may find that your itinerary is loaded with long layovers, a car trip with the entire family -- including the impossible to please teenagers -- or hours under the beach umbrella. Wherever your plane, train or automobile is taking you this summer, audiobooks can take you further, to places you've never imagined," states Mary Beth Roche, Vice President, Director of Publicity for Random House Audio Publishing. Audiobooks are available at your local bookstores and libraries.

Hit the beach with Bridget Jones -- listen to the book before you head to the movie. Or if a European tour is on your agenda, let your in-flight entertainment be Mario Puzo, Peter Mayle or Frances Mayes. Audiobooks can set your trip in motion simply by pressing the play button.

For those of you that aren't traveling Mary Beth Roche has a suggestion, "Even if all you have planned this summer are short road trips, the commute to work, or running errands you can still listen. Hop in the car, close the door and turn on the stereo. Pull out of the driveway and head to work. Of course, these days you've been taking slight detours on your way to the office. Last week it was France; today it is a shark hunt at the Jersey Shore circa 1916; tomorrow it might be World War II trenches. The morning commute hasn't been the same since you started listening to audiobooks." The voices of Joe Mantenga, Tim Curry and Lynn Redgrave drown out the screeching tires and honking horns. It almost makes getting to work a vacation. If only the sun was a little brighter in your office and they checked passports instead of IDs in the lobby.

No matter how far your vacation budget will allow you to go this summer, audiobooks can take you anywhere without a ticket or passport -- and without a traffic jam in sight! Build your own library, sit back, relax and let your mind travel.