Saturday, January 9, 2016
The Joy of Audio Tapes
In December we drove to San Francisco to visit our youngest daughter....two weeks on the road. As usual, we checked out a half-dozen audio tapes from the local library and as usual we listened to half of those. Either the topic was too dull or boring, or too much repetition in telling the story. We found two stories compelling: "Ford County" by John Grisham and "The Apple Orchard" by Susan Wiggs. Their tales helped pass the time as we enjoyed driving through the vastness of the American Southwest. Wiggs story was particularly interesting as it addressed the often under-reported occupation of Denmark by the Nazis during WWII, and the underground resistance war efforts. Grisham is a master storyteller. His recollections of Mississippi are entertaining and educational. Both were fine, fine presentations.