|Time to share what I love with you!|
I ended up being busy at the weekend after scheduling a few blog tour posts for this week, so this post isn't a review. It's about my view on audiobooks.
I love audiobooks! A year and a bit ago I didn't imagine saying this. After all, reading books was just that, reading a book, be it a physical book or a digital book. I did listen to audiobooks when I was little - I fondly remember Bramley Hedge on tape and wish I still had them.
Somehow I did try an audiobook, more because a friend was listening to them on her way to work. And I loved it! I started off with a small collection, which slowly has been growing thanks to Audible UK which I subscribe to. For only £7 a month (or is it £8?) I get 1 credit, which is the cost of an audiobook. Given that some of the ones I've got cost well over £20, it's a total bargain! You can buy more credits, there's a bundle which is often on offer and there are various other promotions throughout the year.
|Even when my energy is non-existant I can enjoy a story thanks to audiobooks|
The reason I love audiobooks is because I can do craft while listening to the stories. Not only that, they are perfect for when I'm too tired to but want to read a story - I can zone out with the audiobook as it takes less concentration than following words on a page. That's how I'm able to keep reading when I'm not well. They are good for the times when I'm not feeling up to reading, or watching anime, but want to do something fun & quiet.
I guess the small negatives of audiobooks are the expense if you aren't in a scheme like Audible, as they are more costly than ebooks & paper books. Also depending on your speed of reading it can take much longer to complete a book, but that doesn't diminish the enjoyment at all. For me those aren't negatives aren't an issue. I love relistening to my favourite stories without having to take up time that needs to be spent reading review books!
|Enter a whole other world with audiobooks!|
What do you think about audiobooks? Have you tried them? Do you like them? Do you think that there's no way you'd ever listen to one?
As an incentive to get talking about audiobooks, I'm holding a competition!
If you'd like an audiobook from Audible UK worth no more than £20, or Audible US worth no more than $31, simply tell me what you think about audiobooks in the comments for this post, & fill in this form.
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You have until 2nd April 2015 to enter.
Important notes: This competition is only for US/UK residents. If you live in the US, if you pick a book from Audible.com that is $31 I'll send you the money via Paypal so you can purchase it. If the winner is from the UK I can easily send the book as an e-gift. It's easy to sign up to Audible, there's always a free trial going on and you can quit the subscription at any time & keep the books you've got so far. For more information about how to listen to a book from Audible check out the Audible US help page and the Audible UK help page.
So get talking!
|You can listen anytime and anywhere to an audiobook!|