Are you a book reader? I am a book listener. I have been an audible listener since 2004 when I became a member of Audible.com. Prior to that, I very rarely read a book. To date, I have listened to over 300 books and it has been a great experience. If you don’t have a lot of time to sit and read, listening to a book may be the way to go. And it doesn’t have to cost you a dime. Now, many of the local libraries offer audible books you can download for free. Through the years, I have found favorite authors and favorite narrators. A lot of times they don’t come together, but after a while, you learn which is which. A not so good book can be made better by a great narrator or a good book can be destroyed by a bad narrator. I often wonder when I come across a really bad narrator, what was the author/publishing company thinking? Did they not hear what I heard?
Whenever I get in my car, my current book gets turned on, even if I am only going down the street to the store. You would be surprised at how much you can listen to in a small amount of time. There are so many times when you are doing a project, craft, exercise, etc. that you could listen to a book. For me, I find the books come alive more when I am listening to someone tell me the story. My membership gets me 2 audible books a month. So to get my money’s worth, I try to really research reviews on the books I get thru Goodreads, Amazon, bookreporter, etc. I find it funny how different the reviews of the same book can be. Some will give a 5 star review and then a few will give 2 stars to the same book. I end up chopping off some from the top and some from the bottom and see if a good review still stands. You know you have a good book when you get home from work, pull in the garage and don’t get out of your car for another 10-15 minutes cause you are at a really good part of your book! If you haven’t tried it, give a listen!