Day 1: 2012-2013: My audiobook year
Today’s prompt is:
How do you decide what you’ll listen to?
As I mentioned yesterday, now when I plan to read a book, I first check if the audiobook is supposed to be really good.
I also have now a TBL [To Be Listened to] list. It grows through recommendations, taken mostly from Jen’s weekly feature Sound Bytes and from reviews written by other bloggers for Teresa’s yearly Audiobook challenge.
I have also some favorite authors for audiobooks. For instance, I am trying to listen to the whole series of Mrs. Pollifax, by Dorothy Gilman. They are all read by the great narrator Barbara Rosenblat. She has the perfect tone of voice for these stories, and I cannot imagine Emily Pollifax with any other voice. I have read one, but the are so much better on audiobooks.
And if I see that a book has an audio version narrated by Simon Vance, well, why would I hesitate one second?
Do you mostly listen, or split time between listening and reading? Particularly if you split time, how do you decide what you’ll consume in audio and what in print?
Looks like my audiobook time is max 20% of my book time. I always have an audiobook going on. I listen while doing other things, as said yesterday.
I tend to listen more from October to Christmas, as I have many more painting commissions, and I always listen to audiobooks when I paint.
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC WAY
OF CHOOSING AN AUDIOBOOK?
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OF THIS AUDIOBOOK WEEK,
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