March 2nd, 2012

hearing from the trunk of a car

How well can someone in the trunk of a car hear what the people in the front seats are saying if those people are talking at normal speaking volume?

(Would any particular make/model be best for hearing?)

Time: present or near future
Place: starting in the city and driving out to the very rural country

The car is a sedan, probably with fold-down back seats (but they are not folded down at the time the character is in the trunk). Besides that it can be anything. The character is hiding, not kidnapped, and as such is not physically restricted in any way but needs to stay quiet.

I was unsurprised to find this difficult to Google. My searches were along the lines of question format, e.g. "how much hear from trunk of a car?" because in this case I couldn't think of anything better. A friend had a similar lack of success, although I don't know what her keywords were. Unfortunately I don't have a car and neither do my local friends. Facebook friends only had speculation to offer.

In responses makes/models would be helpful, but any non-speculative replies will be utterly fantastic!

Regional terms in Louisiana, Katrina, Misc.

Hi folks,

More from me. Last one for awhile, promise. :) I have a contest coming up and want to be sure I get the details right before I get started to save myself a little revision later.

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I'll be plugging away on a contest entry, but helpful answers are always appreciated. If in doubt, please err on the side of being more detailed. Thanks!

Edit: Think I have the basics to what I need. Thank you!