Not Here to Hear and Here's Why

There are authors who will not allow their works to be “dramatized”, “performed by” or read as audiobooks. The most notable is the notably reclusive J.D. Salinger. After a disastrous film adaptation of Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut (My Foolish Heart, 1949), Salinger refused to allow any of his works to be adapted to film and apparently he feels equally adverse to audio. Franny and Zooey, Nine Stories and Catcher in the Rye are classics not to be missed. So put down the earphones, pick up the print and you’ll still hear them for years to come.