The narration of both books by professional actors was entrancing (A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini and Lustrum by Robert Harris). I sat and listened as if I was fully engaged in reading; doing something else while I was listening was not an option. I was hooked! This experience opened a door for me to the power of hearing the human voice in telling a story. I now understood that I wanted to share my poems audially alongside the written words. This I have now started to do and have updated this blog with audio files for the poems already shared and an audio file for this posting.
In addition to CDs and Playaway, our library provides the option to use the Borrow Box app to download ebooks and audio books to a device of one's choice, i.e. computer, iPAD/iPhone, Android device or MP3 player.
Borrow Box is perfect for anyone who has restricted access to libraries or book shops as one can download and read or listen without having to travel. It is also easy to use. There is no additional cost for this service.
Thanks to Cork County Library and any other libraries out there who provide this wonderful service.
31 December 2015
You may listen to the above posting here.
The Listeners' on BBC Radio 4 ...listening is about more than hearing.
Self Portrait by Brian Friel on BBC Radio 4 Extra.