I could hardly wait to get in my car this morning. Yesterday on the way home from work, I was listening to Michael Palmer’s newest audio book, The Fifth Vial , and pulled into the garage ready to exit my car … but felt strangely compelled to continue listening. Hooked, I know. Fortunately, the library offers audio books as CDs , cassette tapes , downloadable mp3s , and recently in Playaway format for free. The Playaway , a palm sized audio book device, gives me a new way to feed my audio addiction. The simple all -in-one Playaway delivers high quality digital sound without the juggling of multiple CDs , rewinding multiple cassettes , or downloading mp3s . All you have to do to listen is plug in your headphones, put in one AAA battery, and press play. Playaway self-playing audio books are currently available at Avondale , Eastlake , Eastwood , Five Points West , North Avondale , North Birmingham , Southside , Titusville , West End , and the Central library .