My latest tweet: I really do love a good #audiobook — in the car, on a walk, at work, while I clean, bake, crochet, etc. http://bit.ly/fNwcC3
The Audio Publishers Association has a new contest called Get Caught Listening! You can wish cash prizes and it ends May 15. Make a video of why/where/how/when/yougetthepicture you listen to audiobooks and enter the contest! I’m seriously considering this. I’ve been in LOVE with audiobooks for years and I can’t even count how many times I’ve had a conversation with someone who says, “I just can’t listen to them. That’s not REAL reading…”
Here’s what I think – listening to audiobooks is more difficult than reading a book – It’s as though you have to learn how to “read” books with your ears! It takes a certain book and a certain voice to make a good audiobook; however, once you find a book you like and an activity you can do while you listen, you’ll yearn for an audiobook at every silent moment.
Here are my top 3 FAVORITE audiobooks (story, voice, characters, etc.)
1. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
2. In a Sunburned Country – Bill Bryson — (really ANYTHING by him and that he reads is amazing on audiobook)
3. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
And while this one doesn’t make my all-time top favorite-ist books, it was a great way to introduce me to the genre of modern romance novels. I appreciated the tone of humor (by the author and reader) and the pacing of the reader’s voice. I don’t think I would have finished this book had I been reading it with my eyes.
Welcome to Temptation – Jennifer Crusie
And with that, I think it is time to go for a walk and listen to my book. I’m listening to Blue Heaven by C.J. Box.