What audio book would you want if you were stuck in a hospital bed?
November 11, 2012 8:18 AM Subscribe
Help me pick the perfect audio book to get my friend through hospital awfulness.
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee to media & arts (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Very close friend very far away in very serious condition in a hospital.
He's already been there for 3 weeks and condition is not improving.I am starting to worry mostly for his state of mind. He is showing signs of being emotionally exhausted to the point of losing hope.
Obviously this isn't something I can fix with fiction. But I have limited agency here and know he would welcome a few audio books.
-he can't read but can listen to iPod so has to be short-ish novels good for listening.
-he's already listened to a bazillion TED talks and thousands of other podcasts
-2 authors I know he regards highly are Peter Carey and Lorrie Moore.
-book I know he liked was "Let the Great World Spin" by Colum McCann
-my suggestion was Life of Pi, but he's already read that.
-I know he wouldn't want inspirational-type books..like Tuesdays with Morrie or that type of thing.
Looking for suggestions in particular that will really get his mind out of the hospital and possibly help bring hope back into the picture.