During their daily commute to work, five people listen to fiction audio books. Each one prefers a different genre. Due to the constraints of their cars, they listen to the books in a variety of ways – on cassette tape, CD, even iPod®! They all find that listening to audio books immensely improves their daily commute by reducing stress and giving them true enjoyment during the trip while still feeling like they’re doing something productive, instead of just wasting time while they sit in traffic. Determine the full name of each commuter, the title and genre of each book, and in what format each listens to their audio book.
1. George Bentley didn’t listen to a tape. Ms. Vernal, whose first name wasn’t Julia, didn’t like fantasy novels. “To Tie the Knot” wasn’t a horror novel.
2. The book, “An Elemental Matter”, was listened to by the person whose last name was Ward, but not on a tape. Sally, whose last name wasn’t Silver, didn’t listen to “Resuming the Dawn”.
3. The romance novel was titled “Something Wicked” but it wasn’t listened to by Julia. Ms. Larsen listened to an iPod but she didn’t like mainstream novels.
4. The two people who listened to CDs were Rick and the person reading “On a Dark Night”. The mystery novel was on tape but its title wasn’t “Resuming the Dawn”.
5. Julia didn’t listen to an iPod. Andrea, whose last name wasn’t Vernal, didn’t listen to a CD.
6. Sally listened to a horror novel but “An Elemental Matter” wasn’t the title. Rick, who didn’t listen to “Something Wicked”, didn’t like mainstream fiction.
August 18, 2009