I tried listening to an audio book a few days ago. It was on Youtube- and it was not that awful robotic voice- it was a genuine audio book narrated by a real, live human. How the hell do people listen to these? I wasn't paying attention. The thing had been prattling away in the background and my thoughts had wandered far, far away. I tried another- a short story I know and like- and with the same result. Sod that, back to books.