Audibles

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!

  One thought on “Audibles

  1. September 12, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    The problem with audio books for me is I just can’t concentrate on them I always end up doing something else and before I’ve realised I’ve missed a chapter!

    • September 12, 2012 at 8:12 pm

      That happens to me sometimes. Usually for a few seconds while in traffic. That’s why I love the Audible App. You can go back 30 or 60 seconds with one touch. Also on the app, you can set a timer (15 min/30 min, etc.) so if you want to listen when you go to bed, you won’t miss too much if you fall asleep, which I do every time. At least with the timer, I only have to go back about 15 minutes instead of hours!

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