Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Marathon Listening!

I am walking a marathon this coming weekend with Kristen from BookNAround, and she's jogging, and she's also doing the half whereas I'm doing the full. So this is my first marathon experience where I will not having someone to talk with while walking (although all of my training is solo so it's not that new.) I will be listening to an audio book on my iPod. I'm wondering which one I ought to go for an so I'm asking for your opinions. I expect it will take me roughly 7 hours to finish (maybe 7.5) and yes, they do allow for people as incredibly slow as me! (I am not slow for a walker, it's just that walking this distance is necessarily time-consuming.)

Here are my choices:

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson
Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Or, I could get another one from the library or from Audible. At the library I have my eye on
About Alice by Calvin Trillin
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood by Alexandra Fuller
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts

Any opinions? What will get me going and keep me going? More importantly, what will make me ignore the pain in my feet and ankles that will hit around mile 16? What audio books have you absolutely loved? I don't listen to abridged, and I tend to prefer nonfiction. Extra points if they come in right around 7-8 hours!

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