Originally Posted by Pride Of Lions
but why not add features for those of us who wouldn't mind hearing the noises of the bar scene or the playground noises of the kids scene gently wafting in the background as we read the text.
It sounds like you might enjoy Podiobooks more then. I've been listening to a few of these lately (and Scott Sigler's Ancestor is supposed to be out today) and they offer very nice audio representations of books.
The problem with offering such audio cues in written books is that the reader can't tell where your eyes are and when to play the cue.