Morning Meanderings… LISTEN TO ME!
Good morning! Today is the final day of Audio Book Week. SO why am I yelling in my post title this morning? Because I have not had coffee in 4 days now. :razz:
Seriously, I am not yelling, I am just speaking loudly and clearly this morning as this topic is an important one. If you have been around here at all this week you have seen audio posts, audio reviews, and audio giveaways. If you missed any of the giveaways, check out the sticky post – I have them all listed there and they all end tonight so get in on that deal!
AND you may have seen many audio postings around the blogesphere this week – people chatting and gushing audio books. So now that you have seen all this wonderful information about favorite audio books, what to look for in an audio review, best narrators…. really what else is there to know?
Todays topic covers the how to find great audio choices. We first and foremost, I pick up a lot of audio recommendations from other audio book bloggers. If a book blogger I trust is gushing up an audio book that sounds good to me… there is a good chance I want to listen to it.
“But, Sheila (*raising hand and waving it*) I don’t have a clue how to find book bloggers who are reviewing audio books!”
No worries! I am one of them, Jen at Devourer of Books is another, but rather than me list out off the top of my head who I know reviews great audio books, here is a great source:
Audio Jukebox is a place where any book blogger who writes audio book reviews may add their review to the list. This is a one stop shop where you can check out what reviewers are saying about an audio you may be interested in.
Then, my favorite place for great priced audio books:
What can I say about my love for Audible? First off, if you are a new user, your first audio book is free! You can choose from 10,000 audio books titles to try! The audio you choose downloads to wherever you want it to, I have mine go to I tunes where I then plug in my IPOD and it automatically loads on to there. I love this! I use my IPOD filled with audible books for when I am mowing the lawn, getting ready in the morning, working out… it is fantastic.
Uh huh… and after that first one what does it cost?
$7.49 a month for one audio of choice per month, $14.99 if you want two audio books a month. And you are under no contract. Stop any time. I highly recommend, it click the link above and nose around – each audio book has a little sample so you can hear it before you decide you want it.
If you are looking for CD audio’s not a download that are priced well, try bookcloseouts.com, I recently picked up about 14 audio books there averaging 3.99 a piece and they were newer titles! Also, you local library is a wonderful source to get you started.
That’s what I have this morning – I am running late to meet a friend for garage sales today. I will be back later to see what everyone else is chatting about and yes – one more audio book giveaway later today and it is a GOOD one!