I think I have made my obsession with the iPod abundantly clear and I have also extolled the virtues of books on mp3. Give me anything which allows me to multi-task and chances are I would be hooked within the hour. For years I have been a member of Audible.com, but lately my pocketbook has been wearing a little thin so I have been cutting back on non-essentials. One may say my addiction to online shopping should be at the top of the list, but I haven't really found a cure for that problem so far.
Back in the day before purchased my iPod, I used to check-out books on tape from the library. More often than not, I would get sucked into the book only to find out that Tape 8 was completely ruined and then curse the library for its oversight. To this day, I have yet to complete Tess of the D'Urbervilles. But the library was free, so I couldn't really complain. Now imagine my excitement to learn that the Pasadena Library System offers audio eBooks for download. No tapes and I don't even have to go to the library, just download and play. The selection's variety is not the same as Audible, but I don't have to pay a dime. What will they think of next?