I’ve been listening to a LOT of audio books lately–drive time to Mesquite is 45 minutes with NO traffic–and seriously, when has there not been any traffic in the DFW metroplex? Some of the curious things I’ve noticed have been the use of references and, cough, clichés. Our wonderful WS Marilyn has often told me that clichés are that way for a reason. But don’t beat the reader, or in my case, the listener, to death with them. 😉 References are good to a point, and like boxer-shorts seldom seen. I don’t want the character to tell me to ‘think Terminator’ when there is no reason to. Why?
One benefit of the audio books is when the writing is good, I’m in heaven while dealing with hellish traffic. And I’ve been known to miss an exit to keep the story going.