Friday, April 8, 2016

How I Audible

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As you know, I've been getting into more audiobooks lately. I've been enjoying them so much more than ever. What I keep hearing is that people hate to do audiobooks because you can't just sit there and listen. Oh I can't either... unless I want a good nap. I always pair an audiobook with an activity. I know most people who listen to a lot of audiobooks do the same thing. I usually listen when going on a trip. It really helps the miles go by quicker. I didn't find it using more attention than the radio does especially between cities. I also craft (as evidenced with my crafting with audiobooks posts) and since I'm often just following instructions, it also doesn't cause a attention shift. Others use it with cleaning... but I haven't gotten that hang yet. I think it is because I just want the cleaning to be over as quick as possible I don't want to linger during a good passage. LOL So try an activity if you want to try audiobooks but have been reluctant.
My favorite place for audiobooks is Audible. The reason it tends to be my goto place (besides the library) for audiobooks is because I love the whispersync option you get when you get the ebook at Amazon. What is great about this is getting the book on a sale and then getting the audiobook for around 2-4 dollars. Bargain! Plus, if you prefer to read and then have to do something but don't want to put the book down, you can just use the whispersync to continue the book where you left off and vice versa. You also can gift and get audiobooks as gifts quite easily. I admit most of my audios come to me this way. I use my ipod app and it makes it so easy to use and take with me when I need to go somewhere.
Lately, Audible Studios have been having a lot of famous voices narrate classic books. One of them is Turn of the Screw by Henry James. Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensiblity, Nanny McPhee, Mrs. Trelawaney: Harry Potter) narrates this gothic classic. Others have jumped into narrating classics as well. Rasamund Pike, Dan stevens, Jams Franko, Jesse Eisenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Winslet and Tim Robbins have also narrated classics. How many times have we all said... "Well, this is based on the classic *fill in the blank* and I never read it." Now there is a way to do so with voices you are familiar. I love that audible is doing this and I do plan on doing a few classics this way as well as catching up on all the series books I need to yet read.
If you already haven't tried audible through Amazon (one of the easiest ways), you could always get a free audiobook though their free one month trial. Just go to Audible to sign up. What I like about that (besides the free audiobook) is you also get special sales for members as well as a audio daily deal. What can I say? I love a bargain. :D

So do you audible and how do you do it?

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.