I took a week off last month, in the middle of nowhere, and surprised myself not reading 1 line, just enjoying bird songs and nature in all its beauty. Hence the poor monthly statistics:
My June total is only 4 books, with a total of only 1148 pages, that is, a pathetic 38.2 pages/day. And I listened to 1 audiobookof 15:46 hours, which gives a 30 mn/day. I have been listening to another very long audiobook, but I am not done yet!
I’m still trying to go on reading Proust, In Search of Lost Time. I am in Le côté de Guermantes; I am very far behind the weekly schedule, so not sure I will be able to cover all of Proust in 2013.
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 publishersfor 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.
ANY ORIGINAL WAY OF FINDING AUDIOBOOKS?
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