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Friday, December 9, 2016

Audiobook Discussions: How Do You Listen?

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I have been doing a lot of audiobook listening lately and I attended a recent blogger webinar about audiobook reviewing which got me thinking more and more about audiobooks.  So I wanted to know more of what you think about them!  From there, Audiobook Discussions has been born!

I figured a good place to start was with how do you listen?  What app do you listen to books with?  Do you listen on CD or digital download?  Do you borrow you books from the library or buy them?

For me it is a little of all of the above.  For personal listening choices I both purchase and borrow.  I have a 1 credit a month audiobook subscription through Audible.  I use this mostly to find books that I can’t get for free through the library or for books that I don’t want to wait on the waiting list for.  I also download books through my library.  I love listening on my Audible app over my ipod because of the syncing capability across devices (more about why I love the app in another discussion).  I still listen to CD books too.  Some are older ones that I have obtained but haven’t yet listened to, others are review copies that I receive from publishers.  These I can only listen to in my car because I don’t have the capability of listening to a CD in my house and I don’t want to rip all the tracks to my ipod.  When my commute was an hour each way, this was totally fine, as I had a lot of car listening time.  Now with my commute of about 20 minutes, this take A LOT longer to get through them that way. 

So tell me about your audio listening choices!


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  1. I rarely listen to audiobooks. My mom has a few that I've listened to when I've traveled with her, but on the whole, audiobooks are not something I've ever gotten into.

    1. I go in waves where I inhale several one after another and then a period where it might take me forever to just get through one. I listen mostly at work, so it depends how many people I have coming by to ask questions of me. But I always have something going on audio.


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