Learning About Audiobooks – Audiobook Week Discussion

audiobook week 2013

Day 1: 2012-2013: My audiobook year
Day 2: How Do You Choose Your Audiobooks?
Day 3: Audiobook Week Mid-Week Meme
Day 4: Audiobook Tasks

Today’s prompt is:

Where do you learn about great audiobook titles?

I learn about great audiobook titles:

  • mostly through all the bloggers I follow. That’s where I know if it’s better to read a book or listen to it – Ready Player One was the best example for that
  • through Audiobook Jukebox, which posts reviews of bloggers – mine are there. A great website where you can as well receive audiobooks for free to review
  • through Jen’s Friday meme Sound Bytes: she posts an audiobook review, and you can link any audiobook review you wrote that day or that week
  • through the yearly Audiobook Challenge, hosted by Teresa

Nothing really original, I bet you are all going to mention these in your answers

Buy your audiobooks? Share your secrets with the rest of us!

First, let me say I have never bought an audiobook, and actually I extremely rarely buy any book.

I have a fantastic library, which is part of a group of about 80 libraries, and still if the book I want is not there, I can get it for free with inter-library loan, from any other library, public or even academic, in my state!

No desire or need to use audible or the like.

  • So the first place for me to find audiobooks is my public library, either on site, with books on CDs or playaways; or through the online databases, we have 2: Overdrive and OneClick Digital, which allow me to listen directly on my ipod touch. I would think by now, almost all libraries, if not all, have probably something like this available on their website.
  • I also receive audiobooks from publishers for free, for review, Bring Up The Bodies was the latest – through Audiobook Jukebox!
  • Sometimes I want to listen to classics, and there are good free services. I would recommend Librivox. You can get these books through a free app on your i-devices, I use Book Player. It has a large library included

Nothing really original here

We’d particularly love to know what narrators or publishers are active in social media or do a great job communicating with listeners.

Thanks to Twitter, Goodreads, and Facebook, in the order of how much it happens for me, it has become so much easier to get in touch with authors, publishers, and narrators, and to get their prompt answer and feedback. Orlagh Cassidy (@OrlaghCassidyFN) has been great at interacting with me as a book blogger, even re-tweeting some of my tweets not directly connected with her.



1 thought on “Learning About Audiobooks – Audiobook Week Discussion

  1. Pingback: Audiobook Week 2013 recap | Words And Peace

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