This article, You Say Tom Robbins, I Say Tom Clancy - New York Times, on audiobooks and the disputes they cause between couples on roadtrips is pretty worthless, except for these juicy quotes from audiobook listeners:
"I did try getting a couple of the Patterson books but I think the writing is unbelievably bad. "
“The guys won’t listen to chick lit, but the women will listen to what guys are interested in, like biography and action,” Ms. Zeiher said. Not that women are pushovers.
“I think women’s interest in literature is broader than men’s,” she said. “We can handle their stuff better than they can handle ours. That sounds terrible, doesn’t it?”