Audiobooks and a Kick in the Crotch

I mentioned the other day that I added Neil Peart’s Ghost Rider to my audible collection.  I have read it once before, years ago, but I want to listen to the audiobook on my commutes because… well… because I miss the guy.  Don’t judge me, I’m a little messed up over here.  A big part of my youth just up and died on me and I’m trying to deal with it.  Give me a break.  Sheesh.

Anyway, I needed to get through the book I was already listening to before I could start Ghost Rider.  If I stop one book before it’s finished I’ll probably never go back to it, as evidenced by the Shelby Foote book that’s been sitting in my audible collection at 20% read for something like a year now.

The book I was listening to was Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and his son Owen King.  It was pretty good.  Not a world beater by any stretch but definitely a fun story.  All the women in the world go to sleep and won’t wake up and all the men left over lose their shit trying to deal with it.  Give it a read, it’s pretty good.

I was getting close to the end of the book.  The audio file was down to the last hour or so, maybe a touch longer.  One of the characters quotes something else and says something along the lines of everyone is just looking for a Peaceable Kingdom.

Fuck.

Rush, the album Vapor Trails, track four is called Peaceable Kingdom.

The two Misters King, without knowing and without any malice, just kicked me in the crotch.

Damn it.

Oh and Vapor Trails track three is called Ghost Rider… just like the book I have queued up next.  They even hit me with a song from the same damn album.

Sonofabitch.

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