I recently discovered that there’s a “faster” setting when you’re listening to Audiobooks on the iPod. What I haven’t been able to figure out is exactly how much faster it is. It is noticeably faster, but the time doesn’t seem to tick by any faster. I timed it on the way to work, and I think I got about 18 minutes of audio into the 14 minute drive, which doesn’t seem like a particularly significant speedup. Something like 1.2 or 1.3. Which means that the 64 hours of War and Peace will take somewhere between 50 and 54 hours. The guy that’s reading it read very slowly anyways, so it doesn’t make it at all hard to listen to. I don’t know how well this will work with other readers.