Mkay, so in preparation for one of my many recent road trips, I got an Audible membership. I didn't get the regular monthly thing, I just bought one book, because I'm not sure that I'll like hearing books instead of reading them. (I tend to daydream more easily, implying that I'm more of a visual learner than an auditory one.) They were having a sale anyway: any book for $9.99. So I bought The Tale of Despereaux.
It was recommended to me by two lovely ladies with impeccable taste in books. However, it struck me as fantasy. It's a mouse who lives in a castle and falls in love with a princess. And lots of other things happen and things fit together like puzzle pieces, and it all wraps up very nicely.
I didn't get into it, and I'm not sure whether that was because it was an audiobook or because there were too many animals. with a penchant for revenge.
The part I really enjoyed was Miggery Sow. She's a great character, kind of an antihero, who isn't too bright nor too perfect. Best of all, she had been clouted on the ear so many times that her ear functioned as well as cauliflower on the side of her head. I wanted the book to be all about Miggery Sow.