A confession: I had to give up on the audiobook for Alan Weisman's The World Without Us , which received much acclaim. Time named it a top book of the year, and every book critic in the land raved about it.
I listened to the first CD but just never warmed up to it. I can't quite say why. The premise is intriguing enough: What would the world be like if humans were to disappear immediately off the planet? OK. I'll bite. But hearing someone drone on about how our houses would fall apart struck me as somewhat dull, duller even than Al Gore's famous Academy Award winning Power Point presentation (which I enjoyed thoroughly, for the record).
To me, it felt repetitive (and yes, this is based on a fairly small sampling, 1 CD out of 10). But I do stick to my rule: If you are not enjoying a book, and you don't have to read it for class or no one is paying you to read it, BAIL.