Idly wandering through the vast Waterstones on Piccadilly, I saw that the BBC are now doing MP3 CDs of some of their dramas, notably the complete Hitchhiker's Guide radio series and the His Dark Materials from earlier this year.
Oddly, however, these appear to be only available at Waterstones (in the case of His Dark Materials and some of the other new stuff) and online at the BBC Shop.
Personally, I've never really got the hang of audio books; I listen to things if they're on Radio 4 and I'm about, or I miss them. I wouldn't mind the complete HHGTTG, though, and this is a handy way for them to distribute it, so I hope it works well.
Every so often, the BBC does something that really impresses me. Via chaff, news that the BBC is offering MP3...