Do your remember the times when your parents would read you bedtime stories, like the Three Little Pigs and Sleeping Beauty, to help you fall asleep early so that they can do the horizontal mambo in their bedroom, in the kitchen, or in the bathroom?
It was great because you didnâ€™t have to worry about turning pages, remembering where you left off, or paper cuts, and sometimes nine months later you ended up with a brother or sister.
Today we still have some of those luxuries thanks to audiobooks.
Besides, who has time to sit down and read a book? Not when thereâ€™s a Punkâ€™d and Pimp My Ride marathon on MTV and I have to play a season of Madden 2005. However, one of the great things about audiobooks is the ability to multitask. Itâ€™s hard to multitask when reading an actual book. Thereâ€™s no possible way I can read a book, download porn, and play Madden 2005 all at the same time, but with audiobooks I can.
Besides Iâ€™m too lazy to flip pages. Have you seen the size of books today? It may look like Iâ€™m reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, but what Iâ€™m really doing is working out my arms with those 255,000 words.
We at the Impulsive Buy are avid fans of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, because itâ€™s where we get our world news. So on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, when the Daily Show isnâ€™t on, we have no idea whatâ€™s going on. But then again, we are too stoned to care whatâ€™s going on.
America (The Audiobook) takes a humorous look at the history of American government in a textbook format, with classroom activities and discussion questions at the end of each chapter, which we didnâ€™t do becauseâ€¦Umâ€¦Our dog ate our answers and then our computer crashed.
The audiobook may lean a little to the left, but whether youâ€™re left-wing, right-wing, or one of those crazy Nader supporters, we think you will find this audiobook humorous. If you donâ€™t, you have no soul or youâ€™re legally deaf.
We were disappointed to find out that the audiobook was an abridged version of the best-selling hardcover book. We were also frustrated we couldnâ€™t see the picture of the Supreme Court naked, which is in the actual book.
On second thought, not seeing that picture may have been a good thing.
Item: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents America (The Audiobook): A Citizenâ€™s Guide to Democracy Inaction
Purchase Price: $15.95 (iTunes Music Store)
Rating: 5 out of 5
Pros: Itâ€™s downright funny. Read by Jon Stewart and the other Daily Show correspondents. Right-wing or left-wing, or Nader-loving, thereâ€™s something for everyone.
Cons: Abridged version. Didnâ€™t get to see Sandra Day Oâ€™Connerâ€™s boobies.