Friday, July 17, 2015

Book Blogger Hop - 7/17 - 7/23

 Question of the Week:

Do you listen to audio books?


My Answer:

I normally do not listen to audio books, but I used to listen to them on CD when I was driving to work.

I have listened to a book club book a month or so ago and listened to it on my phone as I was walking.  It was a book from Overdrive.

I prefer to read books, but audio books for me are good for keeping me company on my walk or if I am doing something in the house that won't allow me to be holding a book.

Audio books are becoming VERY popular so I need to consider trying out a few more.













17 comments:

  1. The last audio I listened to was ALL THE LIGHT YOU CANNOT SEE.

    EXCELLENT!!

    Thanks for stopping.

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  2. I used to listen to audio books while I walked and in the car. Now that Carl's retired, he's walking with me so my listening time has been greatly reduced.

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    1. Those husbands get in the way sometimes don't they? :)

      I don't listen that often either. Some folks LOVE audio books. I wish I could get into them.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathy.

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  3. I'm pretty new to audio books and it took me awhile to get sold on them. I have found that it makes scrubbing the bathroom a whole lot more interesting! I use the Overdrive app as well and get books from my library's digital site.

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    1. I am still not sold, but they do work well with housework. :)

      Overdrive is good.

      Thanks for stopping, Katherine.

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  4. Funny you should ask. I've tried listening to audio books and have found from experience that an IPod shuffle doesn't work well for the book world. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

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    1. I didn't know you could listen to books on an iPod. I don't have one, but that is something I didn't know.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  5. I listen to a lot of audio books. I find that by listening, I get in some books that I would have stopped reading. Moby Dick in 15 and 20 sessions went well,

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    1. That is so true, Heather.

      Thanks for stopping, Heather.

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  6. I love them, but it took me awhile.

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    1. I am still on the fence. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Debbie.

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  7. I'm an audio book fan since and they take up half of my reading so I need them :)

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    1. I hope I like them soon.

      Thanks for your comment and for stopping, stacybuckeye.

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  8. I've come around to audiobooks now that I need to do more multitasking. For anyone who wants to test them out for free, www.librivox.org has a great selection of books in the public domain, and they now have some that are marked "solo"- meaning that the whole book will be read by the same volunteer (I know that it can be distracting when the readers switch from chapter to chapter)

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    1. Thanks for the link to free audio downloads.

      I still need to get used to them.

      Thanks for stopping, blackmutts.

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  9. And I will say- my dad's a bit dyslexic, so audiobooks are pretty amazing for allowing him to immerse himself in the stories in a way he wouldn't have been if he had to read the letters off a page.

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    1. Now that is perfect for him.

      Thanks for sharing, and thanks for stopping by, blackmutts.

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