June is Audiobook Month. A time when we celebrate Audiobooks, Narrators, Great Audio, and more. If you read reviews here at Book Journey you know I listen to A LOT OF AUDIO. That was not always the case. In fact, there was a time I thought audiobooks were so geeky….
My Aunt and Uncle live in California. Every spring they bring a large RV back to Minnesota and stay with my other Aunt and Uncle here in Brainerd on their property until October. For their trek from California to Minnesota…. they listen to audio. One time I had to get something out of their RV I went in and seen this huge box of audio cassette tapes (bear with me… this was a while ago 😉 ). UGH I thought, how could you just listen to audio for hours on end? They must REALLY BE OLD. (yeah… I am not proud).
About 4 years ago I was offered audiobooks for review. I thought I would give one a try, and put it in my cars CD player. My world has never been the same. I fell in love with a story, and finished a book over the next couple of weeks while driving. Then I started listening to it while cooking, and cleaning, and mowing, and gardening, and playing scrabble on line…
Note: All audio is not AWESOME audio
You might be thinking “But Sheila, I tried audio once and I could not get into it. I can not handle someone reading to me!”
Good audio, as I recently discussed with Narrator Karen White, does not give you the feel that someone is reading to you. Good audio… makes you forget that… good audio, you never hear the narrator reading, instead you fall into the story, much like when you watch a tv show you do not focus that the actor is acting.
Please watch this site for June audio book related posts. For every post you comment on in June that has this audio book symbol:
I will put you into a drawing for a $25 book certificate for each comment (Barnes and Noble or Amazon – your choice). Winner will be drawn in July.
To give you a clue to what has already been posted this month that is audio related (including this one) – here are the links:
(Ok.. I have been busy… but lots more to come 😀 )
Do you listen to audio?
Why or why not?
When did you start if you do?
What do you like most about audio?