So, Im a bit late to hop on the Audiobook train, and I blame this on my change in jobs [November]. I have the freedom at this job to listen to music, or an audiobook, which I had not previously had the opportunity to do at my prior position. And so, I began with Grave Mercy, and was MEH about it, [LOVED the print version!] but then a few months later, I listened to and LOVED Cherry Money Baby! The audio was perfect and it got me hooked. [Review]
Most recently, I listened to A Discovery of Witches, and Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness. Both books are about 600 pages in physical form, and I’m easily scared off by big books. So, audio seemed like the perfect solution! AND ALAS, FOLKS, IT WAS! After finishing up Shadow of Night, I was on the hunt for a new audio, and finally just this evening settled on The Kitchen House. It came highly recommended by both blogging and in real life friends, and I am very much enjoying it to so far!
Now, lets get onto HOW I listen, which most of you would assume, and be right, is via Audible.
If you haven’t listened to an audiobook before, have no fear! They have a no commitment free month where you get to choose any audiobook and listen free of charge! Then if you don’t like it, you can cancel and no charge will occur.
What I Use To Listen
My Galaxy S4 Phone!
The phone apps for Android and iPhone both have Whispersync, which means they obviously keep your place, but BETTER YET they have the ability to sync with the Kindle version of the book as well! So for example.
I’m at work, I leave off in my audiobook at page 123 at 3:52PM.
I get home, open my Kindle Paperwhite and tap the book, and it syncs to page 123!
MAGIC! [or close enough!]
Other than the Whispersync for Voice I am IN LOVE with the Sleep Timer. We get options of 30/60/90 minutes, or even End of Chapter. I usually do end of chapter, because I will fall asleep and don’t want to miss anything!
Just for FUN Audible also has Listener Stats, and Badges you earn from things like, listening 7 days straight, listening on the weekend, or listening at noon-time! Just a fun thing to keep you wanting to listen more :). Of course you can listen without having a membership, but audiobooks ARE quite expensive, so! If you are going to be listening a bunch, I do recommend investing in a subscription plan. Now, lastly…
Why I Love It
As I said earlier, I can listen at work. And BOY does a great audiobook make a work day fly on by! That in and of itself is enough to make me thank audiobooks for existing. But also, since moving at the end of February, I extended my daily commute, and courtesy of my car having Bluetooth, I listen in my car as well. It makes me anticipate driving to and from work, and plus, I’m getting reading done while being productive! The app is perfect because of all the features mentioned above, and also because it has the ability to SPEED UP or SLOW DOWN the narration. Being me, I normally speed mine up, and I love it! SO, lets get on into what the subscription plans are:
ALERT: For EXISTING Audible Listeners!
After chatting with Audible, they’ve decided to give TWO lucky readers a free credit! Enter the giveaway to win!
Do You Listen to Audiobooks? What are some of your favorite audiobooks? How about features?!