Truckers Know Audio

Here’s a brilliant idea; NPR’s “All Things Considered” is beginning a series of audio reviews by truckers, called “Roadside Reviews.”

Truckers, who spend more time on the road than almost anyone, are also major consumers of audiobooks. The summer series will present truckers’ “recommendations of the best and worst books for listening.”

For the first in the series, Montana trucker Steve Brosnan recommends murder mysteries. He likes Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs, with the exception of Break No Bones (he felt a description of the main character’s dinner was overlong; “I’m not interested in her key lime pie for dinner. That’s not why I got the book.”)

The online piece has a link to Overdrive. No, not THAT OverDrive. This one is a magazine and website for truckers. Brosnan was their “Trucker of the Month” in March.

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