This is so much fun to have Audiobook Week back, thanks Devourer of Books, and thanks for asking the same questions as last year, that sure helps to write my post quicker, lol!
Today’s discussion is:
Are you new to audiobooks in the last year?
No, I am not, but I have fun every year, discovering new titles to add to my TBL [To Be Listened to!] list.
Have you been listening to them forever but discovered something new this year?
Not forever, but for a few years.
I am more and more amazed at the number of extremely good narrators. What’s new now for me is that when I have a book on my TBR, I look at reviews of the audiobook version, and choose to listen to it if my listening schedule is free and the audiobook supposed to be fantastic.
I also believe I have been listening to much longer audiobooks recently.
You probably all know about it if you read this post, but there’s a great Audiobook Challenge going on at Teresa’s Reading Corner, a great place to invite you to listen to more!
Since last Audiobook Week, I have listened to 16 titles (just like last year):
10 between the end of June and Dec 30, 2011 and 6 so far in 2012.
I am currently listening to a non-fiction audiobook: Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World
Please click on the covers to read my reviews
New times/places to listen?
Nothing has really changed here. My usual times and places to listen to audiobooks are when I do house chores, such as the dishes (this is one of the great advantage NOT to have a dishwasher!), ironing, weeding the garden, etc.
And when I paint my rocks.
Again this year, we listened to an audiobook on our way to a rockpainting meeting near Arkansas – 10 hours of driving. I think the tradition is on now; this time, we listened to Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Come back this week, as I will be posting the review of 3 great audiobooks I finished recently.
HAS THIS AUDIOBOOK YEAR
BEEN RADICALLY DIFFERENT FOR YOU?
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OF THIS AUDIOBOOK WEEK,
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Day 2: How do you choose your audiobooks?
Day 3: Audiobook Week Mid-Week Meme – Audiobook Week Discussion
I love listening to audiobooks if my daughter is sleeping and I have a list of chores that need to get done! Just turn up the baby monitor and turn on the audio! Ready Player One is one of my favorite audiobooks (thanks to blogger recommendations) and like you I always look to see if a book is one I might want to listen to rather than read.
yes, probably THE best audiobook of all time. just commented on your own post. thanks fr stopping by!
Listening to audiobooks while doing chores definitely makes them more enjoyable! I’ve heard good things about The Painted Girls and will be reading it soon. I’m doing a read-a-long for it so I can’t do audio, but I can’t wait to start it.
My Audiobook Year
yes, it’s a really good one. Thanks for stopping buy. just commented on your own post
This is the second mention of American Dervish I’ve seen today. It’s already on my wish list, but it sounds like I need to bump it up higher. Thanks for the recommendation!
too bad I didn’t have much time then and did only a mini-review, but yes it’s definitely a great book to listen to, one example where the author himself is excellent narrator. I know it does not work always that good. thanks for visiting, juts left a comment on your post
I love your ideas of checking out the audiobook reviews first1 I’m totally doing that from now on.
I have had good results doing that
Ooh Ready Player One would probably would be an awesome listen!
oh yes, THE best! Actually Jen at Devourer of Books was one of the first to rave about it a couple of years ago. I can’t even imagine reading this book. it sounds like it was MADE to be listened to
It was a great read too 🙂
good to know
Ready Player One is so fantastic!
yes!! enjoyed every minute of it
Thank you so much for the shout out! I love that the challenge is a place to get recommendations. I certainly get quite a few by visiting participating blogs!
your challenge is great, you deserve lots of people to hear about it if they still don’t know about you yet
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