I really enjoy reading but don't have the time so audible is a perfect solution, listen while doing boring tasks.
If you like Steinbecks stuff get this, you'll love it. The way he writes is lovely to hear and you forget it was written so long ago, it's so relevant to now, which I find quite hopeful
I would usually watch works about countries rather than read about them, I think the visual is important but if you are not too worried about that I would recommend this. MP is great onscreen and this reads well and really takes you there, I've been checking out his stuff online since.