Friday, March 18, 2016

At the Edge of the Orchard

It's a busy month of writing and reading as the Two Writing Teachers host the March Slice of Life Challenge.  I invite you to visit their site to read other Slice of Life stories.

We first began listening to audio books on long trips when the kids were little.  We actually fell upon the realization accidentally.  I had checked out some books on tape for Molly, who was then about 11 years old when we were traveling to Florida.  I didn't think Zach and Annie would pay attention.  Much to my surprise, the books on tape kept everyone in the car mesmerized.  We never traveled without audio books again.

We haven't gotten out of the habit now that we travel without kids.  Our book for today's 10 hour trip was wonderful!  At the Edge of the Orchard is historical fiction that takes place in northwest Ohio in the early to mid 1800s.  Since I grew up in northwest Ohio, I thought it would be fun to listen to.  We weren't disappointed.

As we listened to the harrowing experiences of the Goodenough family, we watched the landscape blossom, quite literally.  It was the perfect way to make a long trip go just a little faster.

5 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh I LOVE audio books! My kids and I listen to them when we drive--Roald Dahl and Lois Lowry's Gooney Bird Greene series are our favorites. But they did make me listen to Geronimo Stilton earlier this week, and I thought I might die. :) Cute slice!

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  2. Audio books are the only way I survive my daily commute!

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  3. I love listening to audiobooks as well! I love how you captured their beauty! I even listen to them as I fall asleep...it's like someone is reading me a story before bed. I just wish (sometimes) that more professional books were available in audiobook form. Until then, I will get lost in my novels on my way to and from work and as I nod off at night...

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  4. I love listening to audiobooks as well! I love how you captured their beauty! I even listen to them as I fall asleep...it's like someone is reading me a story before bed. I just wish (sometimes) that more professional books were available in audiobook form. Until then, I will get lost in my novels on my way to and from work and as I nod off at night...

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  5. Damn, too bad we didn't have books on tape when we made the 10 hour car ride each way from Ellenville to Toronto, Canada. What torture for all of us! Oh well, too late.
    Bonnie K.

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