I'm listening to Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens (again) on Sundays, and James Herriot's books, courtesy of Audible, every other day of the week. This is getting old. :/
I read the Herriot books during my Peace Corps service (Colombia 73-76) and thoroughly enjoyed them. As I work in the Animal Sciences I probable picked up on more of the technical themes than the average reader and found the changes in veterinary therapeutics across time fascinating. I've recently downloaded them from Audible and they will be a summer listen.
Both audio books:
A couple of weeks ago I finished Mysteries of the Middle Ages by Thomas Cahill. Yesterday I finished Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis.
I'm still deciding what book I'll start after Holy Week.
How did you find Cahill? Generally I like his work, but his attitude towards Bernard of Clairvaux in that particular work upset me. Like so many other historians, he falls into the trap of lionizing Abelard and demonizing Bermard.
His only other work I've read (listened to actually, though I also have a hard copy), How the Irish Saved Civilization
I loved and will listen to it again. I enjoyed Mysteries of the Middle Ages
for giving an insight to a period of time I knew little or nothing about. Of course that also means I had no real background of knowledge to critique the work against. Off the top of my head I can't recall how he treated St. Bernard of Clairvaux (I did especially enjoy his sections on St. Francis of Assisi and Dante). That does point out a disadvantage of audio books (at least with a mind like mine, more of a sieve than a trap
). Depending on the nature of the book (I rarely read novels, prefering history or biography) I find it useful to also have a hard copy to review a certain section after listening to it, which is difficult to do in audio format.