I finally caved in to the inevitable and got myself a basic Audible account. Turns out the UK version of the site doesn't have nearly as many titles (including Spook Country! why not!!??) but I still got a free book. My choice: Joseph Heller's 1961 novel Catch 22. Makes me laugh out loud at times.
If my finances agree, I predict I'll do a LOT of reading this way this summer. Was getting mighty sick of tech and news podcasts. Any recommendations, any book at all, will be much appreciated.