Me: So that interview this morning on the radio, was with Kate Atkinson. She wrote that book we tried to listen to on audio last time we drove to the mountains.
(Pause, as we both recall the delighted anticipation with which we approached the book, and how we ended up ditching it for something else.)
He: Really? It sounded so interesting. Was she talking about that book?
Me: That, and the following one that has one of the same characters.
He: Let's not get it for the next road trip.
Me: I still can't figure out why we didn't like it. Thought it would be great.
He: Maybe some books are just meant to be read, not listened to.
Me: Yeah, either that or the voice actor just sucked the life out of the story.
He: Maybe some people should find a new career.