Morning Meanderings… An Audible time of year

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Another wintery morning here. 

Huh.

I was kind of hoping I would wake up and it would all be gone.  😛

I was going to write this morning that this time of year I love to listen to audio books, and while that is true.  I realize that I listen to just as much audio now as I do the rest of the year, the only difference is I probably listen to more audio this time of year in the house.  In the spring through fall I take it outside with me while I rake, mow the lawn, work in the flower beds, garden, bike, etc…. Now, I listen to it when I get home from work and I am in the kitchen planning dinner, or working on laundry, cleaning, or playing Candy Crush on Facebook. (Yes yes.. I said it… do not judge.  😛 )

I love having audio cds to take in my car as I tend to travel quite a bit year around, but when it comes to audio I can put on my IPOD or phone, I use Audible.com.  I love it a the audio books are reasonable, when you first sign up your first one is free then you can choose to get one or two a month, any audio you want! 

I think the first year I used Audible I was on the one credit a month plan but by year two I loved audio so much I bumped it up to two. They roll over so you dont lose them.  They also have great sales throughout the year like $4.95 sales where you can choose from hundreds of audio books for that price.  I stock up!

I decided to talk about audio this morning because I love to encourage people to try it.  I was not an audio book listener until about 4 years ago and now I probably double my book count each year because of it. I review a lot of audio here and below listed a few of my favorites if you are looking for good audio.  I know many other book loving audio listeners could add to this list:

The Help by Catherine Stockett

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe

Into The Wild by John Krakauer

11-22-63 by Stephen King

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green

Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson

One Second After by William Forstchen

A Grown Up Kind Of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson

The Last Original Wife by Dorothy Benton Frank

The Husbands Secret by Liane Moriarty

I could go on and on, but this should get you started…lol

In other crazy awesome news, just this morning I found out I won the KOBO giveaway at Alison’s Book Marks!  I am so excited as I know when she received hers she loved it!  I am very curious about this and will be sure to update once I have it and am using it.  😀

About Sheila (Book Journey)

Bookaholic * Audio Book Fan *Bike Rider *Rollerblader *Adventure Seeker *Runner*Coffee lover *Fitness Fan * Movie junkie

Posted on December 6, 2013, in audio review, Meanderings and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 29 Comments.

  1. Great list of audios! You know I’m a total addict. Congrats on the Kobo!!!! Hope you love it!

  2. Woo hoo! Congratulations on your great win!!

  3. I keep trying audio books but I tend to get distracted easily and then I lose track of the plot lol

    I tend to do better with biographies and the like instead of plot driven audios.

  4. I also listen to audiobooks, almost always in the house while cleaning or in the car on my way to work. I love Audible, I’m on the two a month plan, I just wish they had plans that offer 3 or 4 books a month. I go through an average of one a week.

  5. I love listening to audios – usually have at least two going – one in the car/house and one on my phone/iPod that I use while at the gym or out walking. I just signed up for an Audible account and am loving it. I’m on the 1 a month plan for now, but will probably up that to 2 a month soon, especially as my training for the 1/2 marathon (walking) kicks up in January.

    From your list, I’ve only listened to A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty which I really loved – it was my first JJ book. I recently listened to the whole Stephanie Plum series, except for the first book, by Janet Evanovich – great series to do on audio – so funny and Lorelei King does a phenomenal job as narrator.

    Congrats on your win…enjoy!!!

  6. I am thinking of upping my membership to two a month, too… I have to figure out how to do that! I am in no rush, though, because I just got an insane amount for Christmas and I am kind of worried there will be Boxing Day temptations, too…

  7. I listen to everyone rave about audio and it makes me crazy…but it just does not work for me! So sad…I think the problem for me is that I really only like reading one book at a time…and audio just doesn’t feel like reading a book does for me…I guess it’s just a personal preference!

  8. You’ve got some good audio choices listed up there. I’m a multi-book audio listener too. I’ll join you in encouraging those that don’t do audio to try again. It’s an acquired “skill” and sometimes takes a few books before it clicks. And while there are heaps of fantastic audiobooks out there, there are also some books that don’t work in the format and some narrators that … ummmm… should stick to writing. And congrats on the Kobo!

  9. Great audible year 😀 I only started listening to audio this fall and I enjoy it

  10. Congrats on winning the Kobo!

  11. Perhaps I will break down and try the audible plan. Thanks for a list with which to wet my feet!

  12. sheila, found this via a WordPress suggestion of posts for my own audio book article; i had no idea that the credits roll over each month and you don’t lose them, i think that’s a terrific idea and way to do things; best wishes on your listening 🙂

  13. I can’t wait to hear what you think of your new Kobo! (It will not be sent out until next week – probably Wednesday, but I’m not 100% sure). Congrats!

    You and I have very similar taste in Audiobooks – as we have discussed in the past. There are actually two on your list that I haven’t read yet! Yay! I just finished my first book by Joshilyn Jackson and I’m OBSESSED, so I will have to listen to Backseat Saints and I need to check out One Second After – completely new to me!

  14. I’ve gotten a couple of audios from the library. It’s great, only you can’t rely on the condition of the CDs : /

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