Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Sometimes a book is just a book, but
other times it's an experience that captivates and consumes you—and for
me, that experience is made richer as a listener. Over and over again
this year I've been astounded by the marriage of a stellar narration and
an incredible story. Traffic jams, my commute to the office, grocery
shopping, dog walking, and gym workouts all fly by when I'm listening to
a compelling book. This June, celebrate Audiobook Month with ten of the
recordings I've enjoyed the most.