This week is Audiobook Week, hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books. Bloggers are encouraged to participate using the discussion topics on Jen’s blog. I hope to encourage more readers to listen to audiobooks — not as a replacement for books, but as a way to enhance your reading, or as a way to show readers how they can read more.
Today’s discussion: Where do you learn about great audiobook titles? Find reviews? Buy your audiobooks? Share your secrets with the rest of us!
I’ve already admitted that I’m so new to the experience of audiobooks. Really, I do a lot of searching online in my local library’s database. They have a huge selection of audiobook titles to choose from! So many, that I ended up going out and buying a discman, just so I could listen to audiobooks at home, instead of just in the car (since they come on discs at the library).
My local library also has audiobooks available online through Overdrive, but I’m quite sad that they’re mostly compatible with PCs and not my beloved Mac.
I like to look on Goodreads for titles. Sometimes there are great lists featuring favourite audiobook narrators or favourite audiobooks in general. I like to mark them down, see if my library has them, or put them on my wishlist in Audible. I do admit that when I buy audiobooks, it’s usually through Audible because their prices are so reasonable compared to buying from the bookstore. I’d much rather pay around $10 for something I can keep on my iPod, instead of $40+ for one on discs (that are easily scratched!).
I’ve just started seeking out blogs that review audiobooks and am happy to see some of my favourite blogs posting reviews once in a while. I’m glad that word is getting out on how versatile audiobooks actually are. They’re a great way to read MORE books during the week and to get a different reading experience.
Some of my favourite blogs that also feature audiobook reviews once in a while:
Do you have anywhere you can recommend for finding great audiobooks? Favourite website? Blog?
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