We probably don't mention it enough around here, but a number of 33 1/3s are available as audiobooks. 25 of them to be exact...
Big Star's Radio City
Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis
Led Zeppelin's IV (or 'Runes,' or 'Old Guy with the Sticks and What Have You')
Beach Boys' Pet Sounds
Pink Floyd's Pipers at the Gates of Dawn
Flying Burrito Bros.'s Guilded Palace of Sin
Abba's Abba Gold
Jeff Buckley's Grace
Radiohead's OK Computer
The Beatles' Let It Be
Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street
Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited
David Bowie's Low
The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
Love's Forever Changes
Neil Young's Harvest
Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nick Drake's Pink Moon
Nirvana's In Utero
The Smiths' Meat is Murder
Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life
The Velvet Underground's Velvet Underground & Nico
Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures
u2's Achtung Baby
You can either get these through Audible.com or go to your friendly neighborhood iTunes store and search for "33 1/3" and narrow that down to audiobooks. I've never been much of an audiobook person since I don't have a car and work requires me to be around talking people, but I can tear up some podcasts doing the laundry, so I'm giving it a shot and...so far so good. Like having someone read you bedtime stories, but for the laundry.
Free Stuff Alert:
The good folks at Audible are running a promotion in conjunction with Rolling Stone where you can download the 33 1/3 on Paul's Boutique for free. So try that out if you are so inclined. [note: some people complain in the comments about having to download software to get the free audiobook, but I didn't have this experience.] They are going to be doing another promo with the Beach Boys Pet Sounds book at some point. I'll keep you up to date on that.
Has anybody out there listened to any 33 1/3 audiobooks? Any suggestions on the best ones to start with?