Audiobooks: What’s your take on them?

I’ll be the first to admit that up until about 6 months ago I had no patience for audiobooks. I even tried every now and again to listen to an audiobook, but within 5 minutes I would get distracted and miss a whole chunk of the story…

It felt like I was trying to read a book with a bunch of missing pages. How rubbish is that?!

Buuut….. After seeing so many great reviews about audiobooks in the book bloggosphere I decided to try again. This time I would start with a really short book and I would really, really try to focus on the story and nothing else around me.

My first successful audiobook (if I remember correctly) was The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1). Short enough and easy to follow, especially because I had already watched the film so I kind of knew what to expect. Since then I’ve listened to quite a few audiobooks and I have to say, I absolutely LOVE them now!

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My latest one was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling (Sorry, I’m not doing a review on any HP books here because everyone already knows how spectacular they are!). What a brilliant book! I had forgotten a few parts of the story, since I haven’t read the series in years, which made this audiobook extra special.

But enough about me, I’d like to know what YOU think about audiobooks.

Would you rather listen to a story instead of reading it? Do you only listen to a specific type of audiobook? (I don’t think I could listen to a shakespeare “book”. They demand so much focus I have to actually stop what I’m doing and read the words carefully).

Oh, last question! Where do you usually get your audiobooks from? I’m lucky enough to have a local library with a brilliant selection of audiobooks, but sadly not everyone has access to free audiobooks from their local library. So yeah, where do you get your audiobooks from? πŸ˜€

Come join me on the couch (AKA the comment section) and let’s talk audiobooks. Yay or nay?

 

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18 thoughts on “Audiobooks: What’s your take on them?

  1. Sue - doddyaboutbooks says:

    I love audiobooks. I have an eye issue, so reading text isn’t always an option for me. But I find they also open up many occasions into reading opportunities that weren’t before like housework and driving. Audible is my usual go to. They have some excellent deals. πŸ™‚

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  2. Devouring Books and Lattes says:

    I’ve always felt a bit undecided on the audiobook issue. I’m currently ‘reading’ my second one ever, Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, and it’s super difficult for me to pay attention so that I don’t lose track of the story. I usually have to stop doing anything else and it’s annoying as heck! Maybe I’m just not an audiobook kinda girl…

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  3. RamblingLisa says:

    I have an Audible sub but have been known to fall asleep while listening to an audiobook so now I only really listen while doing something. The NI Libraries online ebook section also has audiobooks and I’ve borrowed some from there. I’ve been known to read a book and listen to an audiobook at the same time, not sure how smart that is though ☺

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  4. Kourtni @ Kourtni Reads says:

    I’ve tried listening to a couple of different audiobooks but never seem to be able to stick with them. I’d get through the first couple of chapters and then get bored and stop listening to it. I think I want to try again though because I know a lot of people really love them and it’d give me something to do while I’m walking to class/work or just doing chores. πŸ™‚

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