2 things I want to point out about his essay.
- Schwartz mentions how awesome Ready Player One is to listen to. I also commented on this in my review. Seriously, if you only ever try 1 audiobook, this is the one to go for. I can't imagine a better way to experience this book. Schwartz talked to Cline about it for his essay and Cline agrees that Wheaton's narration made his novel better.
- Schwartz mentions how he listens to audiobooks while exercising and how that equates to about 7 hours a week--way more than he spends reading print. I second this. I listen while exercising and cleaning the house--especially when I am doing dishes, laundry and vacuuming-- all things I cannot do while reading. In fact, my house is probably only as clean as it is because I get to "read" while cleaning and straightening. But it also means I listen to a book at least 20 hours a week. That's a lot of reading.
Also, if you ever want to listen to a sample of any audiobook, click on over to Audible.com. They have the easiest interface to search for and listen to excerpts. Yes, it is own by Amazon, but I didn't say you had to buy anything. Just use them for their free excerpts and customer reviews.