Monday, August 8, 2016

Awe-inspiring Audiobooks in August - What will you be listening to?

A conversation with Janet Joy Wilson and her blog post about Awe-inspiring Audiobooks in August inspired me to finally give an audio book a try. I signed up for an account on to take advantage of their trial offer - 2 free books for the first 30 days.

It took me a while to finally choose my first book, kind of like when you want to watch something on Netflix and you spend 10+ minutes flipping through the catalogue. Eventually, I decided on Janet Joy's recommendation: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I really don't know why I thought I would choose anything different...

I have listened to a few hours of Me Before You and here are my first impressions of the audiobook experience:
  • Paying attention to the book and its storylines isn't as difficult as I thought it would be when multitasking. I found myself perking up when an interesting passage was being read, but I was able to go right back into what I was doing.
  • Taking notes and highlighting my favourite sections/passages is going to be a tad difficult. I plan on figuring out a way to do this via the app on my phone. 
  • Writing an audiobook review will be interesting. Not only will I be reviewing the content of the story, but I'll likely have a few words about the narrator(s).
I am curious about how many audiobook listeners there are out there. Have you tried them? Feel free to leave me some recommendations on which books to listen to next and stay tuned for my review on Me Before You and my first audiobook experience.

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