I love audiobooks. They’re great for the daily commute, the daily walk or even doing certain choirs. I’ve listened to books I’d never bother to read. Thanks to The Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County, I can access audiobooks through netlibrary.
Lately I’ve enjoyed listening to lectures by Michael D.C. Drout, recorded for Modern Scholars: A History of the English Language, A Way with Words: Rhetoric, Writing and the Arts of Persuasion, and From Here to Infinity: An Exploration of Science Fiction Literature. They are informative and entertaining and leaves me wanting to learn more. Drout also has a blog — Wormtalk and Slugspeak.