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Whenever we went on family road trips when I was growing up we always listened to audiobooks. Besides the fact that they were engaging and made the driving go by faster, they also managed to keep mine and my brother’s attention long enough that we wouldn’t strangle each other in the back of the car.

More often than not, the audiobooks were from James Lee Burke’s Dave Robicheaux series. The mystery/crime novels were fantastic because they were gripping and wonderfully narrated and made those long family road trips all the more bearable for teenage me.

That was a long time ago and the world of audiobooks has changed greatly. Back then you’d either go to the library or the bookstore and get what was literally a book on tape. Some of those audio books were like a dozen tapes long. And the selection wasn’t really that great.

That’s what was so exciting when Audible came along. Not only did you avoid jamming your glovebox full of CDs and tapes, you also suddenly had the selection of hundreds of thousands of audiobooks at the tip of your fingers.

What’s also cool about Audible is that it’s a subscription based model, meaning that you pay a monthly fee, and depending on which their you choose, you access to different amounts of audiobooks each month. Just to give you a glimpse of what this could mean for your book-listening life, right now they giving you a 30 day trial for free, plus a free download of a book. This means that could be listening to the Hamilton audiobook right now! I think I just heard you get a little giddy.

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Considering that Hamilton is considered the best theater production in a generation, this book sounds pretty impressive. Here’s the rundown:

Hamilton: The Revolution gives listeners an unprecedented insight into both revolutions, from the only two writers able to provide it. Miranda, along with Jeremy McCarter, a cultural critic and theater artist who was involved in the project from its earliest stages – “since before this was even a show,” according to Miranda – traces its development from an improbable performance at the White House to its landmark opening night on Broadway six years later. In addition, Emmy and Gold Globe-winning actor Mariska Hargitay lends her voice to the audiobook, and Miranda reads more than 200 funny, revealing footnotes for his award-winning libretto, the full text of which is included in the PDF with this audiobook.

So get that free Hamilton audiobook by signing up here. And maybe after that you can check in and see what kind of mysteries my old buddy Dave Robicheaux has been solving lately.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.

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