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The Audiobook Book: An Audiobook Production Guide for Indie Authors & Narrators | Renea Mason, Noah Michael Levine, Erin deWard
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Ok @BarbaraTheBibliophage Here‘s my #Top10ofTheDecade #AudioBookEdition
I‘ve only started listening to audiobooks in the last 3 /4 years so my knowledge base isn‘t that extensive BUT all of these stories were definitely enhanced by their narration 🎤📚❤️ 🎧 I know Dracula wasn‘t published during 2010-2019 but the audio production was❣️🙌🏻😉

DGRachel I haven't listened all the way through Becoming, yet, or listened to any of the others on your list except Born a Crime and I completely agree with that one. I recommend that as an audiobook to EVERYONE who asks for audiobook recommendations regardless of their genre preferences because it's just that good. 😍 1mo
Cinfhen I think Born A Crime may have been my first audiobook and NOTHING has come as close to that reading/listening experience @DGRachel I‘ve recommended it at least a dozen times and EVERYONE LOVES IT!!!! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DGRachel That‘s exactly what I do. If you want an audiobook suggestion, I tell you Born a Crime. Theeeennnn I ask about what your genre preferences might be for other ideas. ;-> 1mo
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ljuliel I‘ve got 5 of these, but have yet to listen to them all. Born a Crime and the Sedaris book both had the same thing in common, which I really like for memoir type books. It doesn‘t sound like they‘re reading to you. It sounds like they‘re just sitting there in the room talking to you. They‘re both very good. I like all of the Sedaris books but this was my favorite. 1mo
Crazeedi Nice list 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I‘ve got the Sally Field in print, and might just listen to it now, based on your recommendation. Maybe! 1mo
Cinfhen It was an Audible daily deal a few weeks back @BarbaraTheBibliophage SO WORTH the $4.95 1mo
Cinfhen I think that was true for all the memoirs I mention in my picks @ljuliel It was a very intimate listening experience and I LOVED it!!! Although Springsteen just went on and on and on....and Stephen Fry is HILARIOUS!!! He does so many different voices!!!!!! Brilliant 1mo
Bookwormjillk I loved Born to Run, and am pretty sure I would have never been able to finish Lincoln in the Bardo in print 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Crazeedi I‘d say in the past 6 months I‘ve listened to more books then I actually “read” 1mo
Cinfhen I tried Lincoln in the Bardo in print 3 or 4 times before I switched to audio @Bookwormjillk HUGE DIFFERENCE 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @Bookwormjillk Funny, I feel exactly the opposite about Lincoln in the Bardo. I read it and can‘t imagine being able to follow in audio. It was hard enough in print, yet I still loved it. So funny how different we all are! 1mo
Cinfhen I think the different voices made it easier to follow @BarbaraTheBibliophage it sort of all flowed in context much easier for me!! I guess I‘m not a visual learner but more of an auditory processor (edited) 1mo
CherylRussell I‘m with @BarbaraTheBibliophage. 🙂 I couldn‘t listen to it on audio, but I enjoyed the actual book. 🙂 1mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! Lincoln In the Bardo ❤️ 1mo
TrishB I just can‘t listen, I‘ve tried twice and it‘s just too slow!! I could read 4 books in the time it takes one audio book to be read, and I‘ve tried speeding up. Guess it‘s not for me! 1mo
Hooked_on_books I could not agree more with Born a Crime, Becoming, and Not My Father‘s Son. All were amazing on audio! 1mo
Cinfhen It‘s definitely a preference you need to get used to @TrishB or it really could not be for you!! 1mo
Graywacke Great list. Loved the three here I listened to (Bruce, Obama and Saunders). Also like this idea of a decade audio list. 1mo
Chrissyreadit Are these read in the decade or published and read in the decade? I‘m a mess anyway- only have four years of goodreads challenges to remember some... 1mo
Cinfhen I choose books that I read and that were published in this past decade @Chrissyreadit but others choose their top books read in this decade even if they were published prior to 2010 (edited) 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I actually bailed early on in the Bardo book, but I think it was timing. I had a hard time keeping track of all the different narrators, but plan to go back and try again soon. 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Listening to Mythos right now and loving it! 1mo
Cinfhen Stephen Fry is hilarious @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I don‘t think I‘ll remember half of the myths but I‘ll never forget his narration 1mo
Lindy I really enjoyed hearing Springsteen narrate his memoir. 👍 1mo
Suet624 Okay, took a photo of your recommendations! They all look great. Thanks! 1mo
Cinfhen Most of my favorite audio listens were on my favorite NF list and I didn‘t want to repeat so I choose 10 books I didn‘t feature. These were all really good listens but I still think Evicted, Just Mercy and Trauma Cleaner we‘re better then some of these @Suet624 1mo
Suet624 Okey doke. 1mo
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And for the #bookfitnesschallenge photo challenge this week, here is my favorite workout “equipment”—audiobooks! I don‘t have a favorite workout, and I‘m certainly not in love with the elliptical. Instead, my favorite piece of fitness equipment is definitely the audiobook! 😂 Often the best motivator for me to actually get into the gym or go on a walk is that I have a good story waiting for me. #BFCR2 #BookNerdHerd

wanderinglynn Excellent. 👍🏻 Thanks for sharing. 6mo
Daisey True! Audiobooks have often given me a bit of motivation when I‘m just not feeling like getting out for a walk 6mo
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I‘m a late adopter to #audiobooks - and Litsy was definitely the tipping point for my decision to give them a try. I can do quite a lot of chores/cooking/walking while still reading! It‘s changed my world, for sure. I borrow all audiobooks from my library, primarily through #hoopla 📚🎧💜 #24in48 #blameitonlitsy

cathipink Audiobooks have definitely changed my reading life 🙂 happy listening! 6mo
Sweettartlaura Neil Gaiman‘s books are fantastic. Neil Gaiman books read by Neil Gaiman ... heavenly 🥰 ☁️ 6mo
bewareofwords Middlemarch is incredible! Very long but very worth it.👏🏽 6mo
Redwritinghood Same! I love both Hoopla and Libby, but I find the Libby app much better to use. 6mo
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I love audios! I listen whenever my eyes are engaged but my ears aren‘t - walking, cooking, laundry... I used to have an Audible membership but now I have a Scribd subscription and get my fix between it and the library. I have 200+ titles saved on Scribd that there‘s no way I‘ll ever get through! I‘m almost done with Manhattan Beach but not enjoying it enough to make it my #24in48 audio but hopefully I‘ll finish it soon.

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Interesting. Might explain why some books don't work for me in audio.

Beckys_Books Realized I forgot the link! Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It? https://nyti.ms/2zQorZH 13mo
SW-T I read something similar about your reading style. Some people read and hear a narrator so audio works well. Some people read and “see a movie unwind”. Audio not as good for them. Also why movie adaptations go over well or don‘t. Not what you envisioned if you “saw” it instead of heard it. Made sense. 13mo
Amiable I'm not good with audiobooks, either. My mind starts to wander and I lose track easily. I'm definitely a visual learner as opposed to an auditory one, and that might have a lot to do with it. 13mo
sudi I have tried audiobooks since i joined Litsy, but i still stick to the shorter ones because i do get distracted a lot. But it helps if you're trying to complete a readathon or want to meet some kind of a reading goal but you're busy, then you can listen to them while completing chores 13mo
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blithebuoyant I love this! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You may of just sold me on audiobooks. 1y
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Cinfhen 🙌🏻😂 1y
sprainedbrain Yes! 🙌🏻 1y
Ms_T Couldn‘t agree more. How about you, @Birdsong28 ? 📚🎧 1y
Birdsong28 @Ms_T Yeah I totally agree ❤️😘📖📚 1y
howjessreads Love this sentiment!! 1y
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I just finished Unthinkable by Helen Thomson and I‘m wanting more science-y audiobooks! (And yes I did listen to Lab Girl which I really enjoyed).

Morr_Books Also...just listened to this which is a mix of science and true crime. 1y
Schnoebs Some I‘ve listened to this summer that I‘ve enjoyed at silent spring and the naturalist 1y
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Reagan Mary Roach and Susan Casey are my favourite science authors. 1y
Samplergal I read as an arc. Not sure if it has been released. 1y
Librariana I will echo @Reagan-reads and say that I did enjoy listening to Mary Roach. 1y
Librariana I'm also curious to pick up 1y
BooksAtNight Anything by Mary Roach is good; I also really liked How Not To Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg (about math) and I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong (about microbiology). 1y
xicanti I second the rec for 1y
RealLifeReading @Morr_Books ooh thanks! I‘ve had Astrophysics on my goodreads tbr list but forgot about it! The Poisoner‘s Handbook sounds awesome! 1y
RealLifeReading @Schnoebs awesome! Thanks! 1y
RealLifeReading @Reagan-reads ive not heard of Casey before and had to go look her up. Her books sound really good! Thanks! 1y
RealLifeReading @Samplergal thank you! I read that one but I‘m sure that would be a great audiobook too! 1y
RealLifeReading @mrozzz I like the sound of that! 1y
RealLifeReading @Librariana somehow I never thought to look up her audiobooks! I loved Stiff and Packing for Mars. 1y
RealLifeReading @BooksAtNight hmm I don‘t think I‘ve read a book about math before but I‘m definitely interested! @xicanti thanks! I‘ve seen that mentioned before and definitely want to try that 1y
RealLifeReading @Oryx ooh that one about sleep looks good 1y
RealLifeReading @LibrarianRyan I‘ve not read his books before! I‘ll have to go read or listen to it! 1y
Reagan @RealLifeReading Casey‘s books are so fascinating! You got a ton of great recommendations on here! 1y
RealLifeReading @Owlizabeth oh that sounds good. Thank you! 1y
RealLifeReading @CouronneDhiver nice! Ive got that on my TBR list 1y
RealLifeReading @Beachesnbooks oh I like Bryson and I haven‘t read many of his books! 1y
RealLifeReading @Reagan-reads oh that neurosurgeons one sounds fascinating 1y
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Looking for a shorter audiobook for a summer road trip or to help with your reading goal? Check out this list of great options! Article: https://bookriot.com/2018/06/12/must-read-short-audiobooks/?utm_source=Sailthru&...

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1. Yes
2. Driving
3. Work
4. Difficult to rewind to specific place in audio
5. Regular speed

Ke633 Thanks for sharing! 2y
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Leniverse How can you listen at 2.5 or 3x?!? I mean, even if you can process the words, isn‘t it like listening to a smurf or a crazed chipmunk? 2y
JuliaTheBookNerd @Leniverse It sounds perfectly normal to me 😬 but my brother thinks I‘m crazy and can‘t understand 2y
Ke633 That is quick!! Thanks for sharing 2y
Crewgurl I draw the line at x2 😂 2y
Dolly Listening to music at 3x speed could be hilarious! I can see you don‘t want to be slowed down.💨😆 2y
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@Ke633 #tellmetuesday
1- Yes
2- Anything that doesn‘t take brain power. Most of my daily activities, in other words.
3- cannot have ANY distractions. Noise , cars driving by, dogs barking, neighbors waving, a bug landing on my arm, an itch, any food item , a Coke, the smell of CAKE BAKING. Its hard to focus and ABSORB as much info. They‘re good for me at bedtime. I listen EVERY NIGHT.
4-a bad narrator destroys a good book.
5- normal speed

Ke633 Haha!! Thanks for sharing! 2y
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🎧 Yes, I love to listen to audiobooks.
🎧 I usually bake or work on things for school while listening to books.
🎧 Not that I can think of, but sometimes I focus more on the book than my other task so it takes longer.
🎧 They can give me headaches and also sometimes the person reading annoys me!
🎧The fastest speed, when I have a choice. Sadly now that I listen to them on YouTube, I don't get a choice.
#tellmetuesday @Ke633

Ke633 I love baking and listening to audiobooks! Thanks for sharing! 2y
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QUESTION! I am looking for an audiobook-app. Do you have any suggestions? Which one(s) do you use?

Lauram I use Overdrive, but I don‘t listen to audiobooks very often. 2y
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I went a bit overboard today with my audiobook shopping today but I definitely got some good stuff. I just couldn‘t resist. I‘ve been wanting Red Queen forever and the library is just not getting it in any time this century. #audiobooks #audiojunkie #bookhaul #shopaholic

BethM What app do you use? Does it take up a lot of space? 2y
ReadingRover @bethm I use Audible. It probably takes up the most space on my phone. But if you don‘t download the books until you listen to them and then delete them off the device it takes up a lot less. Mine takes up a lot because I have a friends books and if I delete them I can‘t get them back so I have to keep them there. It‘s kind of a cheat. I only delete them if they‘re ones I hated. So I have like 50 I can‘t take away. ⬇️ (edited) 2y
ReadingRover @bethm I also use two library apps that don‘t take up a lot of space. Overdrive and Hoopla. Some libraries have Libby instead of hoopla you have to check yours. You can get 2 free books a week all summer at www.audiobooksync.com you just need to get Overdrive to download and play them. It‘s free though. 2y
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Audiobooks (and podcasts—do those count too?) make the routine stuff way more interesting. They are a commuter‘s lifesaver!!

#whatidowhilelisteningtoaudiobooks #whatidowhilelisteningtopodcasts

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I have to do things I don‘t have to focus on TOO much or I get distracted from the story! @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Me too. Prob why I tend to do nonfiction audiobooks 2y
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Only bookkeeping type of work—not while giving a massage! And also add to this list, playing solitaire or other mindless games on my tablet.

These were fun—thanks @RealLifeReading ! #whatIdowhilelisteningtoaudiobooks

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I really 💗 audiobooks! Now if only my dog wasn‘t such an aggressive walker....


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Love this! 😃

Some other things I do while listening to audiobooks:

🎧 watching baseball (go Cardinals!)

🎧 Litsy-ing

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I was thrilled when, shortly after joining Litsy and learning the joy of audiobooks, I realized I could still do some of my favorite things (and not-so-favorite chores) without losing out on reading time! Three cheers for audiobooks! 🎉🎉🎉


RealLifeReading Hip hip hooray! 2y
Kaye ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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Hardly ever do crafts anymore.
Don‘t have a dog to walk
No patience with coloring
Don‘t commute
Don‘t work
Sometimes have it on my iPad while I‘m in the shower but I can‘t hear it very good.
Don‘t garden.
Listen while exercising, laundry, cooking and cleaning because they‘re all boring , and take about .05 % of your brain.
Listen while eating if there‘s no one to yak to.

I‘m done. Thank you.

Trashcanman 👁️👁️ 2y
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Thanks @RealLifeReading for this fun post! 😁

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Love this one, i just got into the whole audiobook thing, so this was fun 😀

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I had to add in cross-stitch ❤️ Also migraine and fibromyalgia, for when chronic illness prevents me from looking at or holding a book. Thank goodness for #audiobooks! @RealLifeReading

Maike Yes to migraine! ❤️ Audiobooks have saved the day quite often. (edited) 2y
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And I also tend to listen to them if I‘m putting on makeup or doing my hair. 🎧

This was fun! ❤️ @RealLifeReading

tracey38 I listen when doing my makeup and hair in the mornings before work, too! 2y
GypsyKat @tracey38 Some days I‘ll turn on an audiobook the second I roll out of bed! 😂 2y
Slajaunie I listen while getting dressed as well! 2y
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This is fun! Thanks @RealLifeReading . Audiobooks have become my go-to book format! I love them so much! ❤️🎧

Clare-Dragonfly How do you listen in the shower? 2y
BookBabe @Clare-Dragonfly I place my iPhone X (which is waterproof) on the bathroom window sill, or I bring in my mini Jambox Bluetooth speaker and perch that on the window sill. Either way works. :) (edited) 2y
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Instead of a #thisorthat today, I‘m trying this out! Circle the things you do while listening to audiobooks. Or just type them out in your post. Also did I miss out on anything?

tracey38 I listen while taking a walk, and getting ready for work in the mornings (doing makeup and hair). 2y
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Ransacked my friend's audio library at the weekend and now I can't decide which audiobook to listen to while enjoying my Fango (hot mud pack).

Artemis or They Both Die At The End?

#firstworldproblems #booknerdproblems #audiobook

Leniverse Tough choice! I really want to read both of those. Guess you should pick after what you're in the mood for. 2y
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Day made!! Thanks Audible 💕

tammysue 👍🏻 2y
Birdsong28 Is that UK? How come you got that? 📚📖 2y
theresidentromantic @Birdsong28 I have absolutely no idea! I'm US. I'm not questioning it, but I have no answer for it lol 2y
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Birdsong28 Thanks. No don't question it just take it while they offer it you 😂📚📖 2y
irre I got this too!! 👏👏🎉🎉 2y
theresidentromantic @irre We're winners! Yay! 2y
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Kaye I‘ve listened to Trevor— great book. Eleanor, sorry folks, I‘ve had it and Ove forever and cannot get into either one. I read ( not listened) to Persimmon Wilson and liked it. 2y
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I‘m sick and have a horrible migraine. My head hurts too much to read so I‘m looking for audiobook recommendations. I like thrillers and historical nonfiction (like Erik Larson), the more gripping and page-turney (???) the better. I tried Louise Penny today and couldn‘t concentrate enough on the story to keep the characters straight.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sorry about the migraine. They stink! My all-time favorite audiobook. (edited) 2y
Aloisi_tribe @BarbaraTheBibliophage thanks for the recommendation! I have that on hold from my library but I think I‘m #17 on the list. I‘ve heard it‘s amazing! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh shoot. That‘s a long wait, but it‘s so worth it! 2y
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Eggs Migraines are the devil. Feel better soon 2y
Jess7 Try Clare Mackintosh - there are only a few main characters in her books and they‘re very suspenseful. Another one you could try is The Breakdown by BA Paris - that‘s a page turner and not a lot of characters 2y
Aloisi_tribe Thanks @Eggs! Migraines are the worst but add the flu to that and I‘m down for the count. 2y
Aloisi_tribe Thanks for the recommendations @Jess7. I put BA Paris‘s books on hold and downloaded one of Clare Mackintosh‘s. We‘ll see if that does the trick. 2y
Jess7 I let you go by Mackintosh is great! 2y
mabell I hope you feel better soon! ❤️Migraines are so awful. 2y
Tamra Feel better! 2y
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Moray_Reads Not so very recent but David Copperfield narrated by Richard Armitage is fantastic 2y
swishandflick I recently listened to Leah Remini's memoir and really enjoyed it! 2y
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Samary Awe! @DivineDiana and @swishandflick you took my top two lol! 2y
gossamerchild OOH! The Flavia de Luce books by Alan Bradley! It's a mystery series. SO GOOD! 2y
gossamerchild This is the first in the series. 2y
Jess7 I listened to it awhile ago but I agree with @swishandflick this one is good! 2y
Lisaw13 I have to agree with @DivineDiana but I'm listening to Waking Gods right now and while it's no Trevor Noah it's pretty good. 2y
Mdargusch I love the Flavia books @gossamerchild but I haven‘t read the last two. I think that might be what I choose. I‘m trying to find something to listen to during a 3hour dentist appointment next week and I think Flavia would be a great distraction! 2y
ReadingRover I listen to a ton of audiobooks. Here‘s a few that I‘ve loved lately. All the books and narrators were great. Denton Little‘s Death Date, Beartown, Scythe, Ice-Capades: A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey, Eye of Zoltar (this is the third book in the Chronicles of Kazam series) 2y
gossamerchild @Mdargusch ouch, my sympathies! 😷. I just finished the newest Flavia. I 💖 her! 2y
Redwritinghood I just finished this one and it was great. 2y
LibrarianRyan Ready. Player one and Armada. 13th Goldfish. Iron Thunder. 2y
Reviewsbylola Three hours?! Ughhhhhhh 2y
Mdargusch I‘m dreading it. @Reviewsbylola I‘ve put it off for 5 years. 😬 2y
Mdargusch Thanks @Redwritinghood @LibrarianRyan I will have a tough time choosing one. But I‘m making a list! 2y
emilyhaldi Good idea for dentist appt! Maybe you should listen to another in the Lonesome Dove series 😁 2y
ReadingRover @Mdargusch I liked Armada too. I recently listened to it. It started a little slow for me though & gets a bit too technical in parts. I didn‘t realize you were going to listen at the dentist. I feel for you. The dentist is my least fav of the doctors. I wouldn‘t pick anything too funny just so you don‘t laugh out loud! 😬 Definitely don‘t listen to Denton Little‘s Deathdate. Glad you asked for recent recs or I would‘ve given my usual funny book! 2y
Litsi Rules of Civility 2y
BarbaraBB I just read the tagged one on Librivox, read by Elisabeth Klett. Sooo beautiful - the book and the voice of he narrator. I can highly recommend it 2y
Hollie This wasn‘t recently, but I really enjoyed on audio: 2y
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HELP ME OUT!! I just finished listening to Wild by Cheryl Strayed on audiobook- my first experience in the audio reading world. I enjoyed the story, but found I would zone out from time to time. Any advice from audiobookers on how to stay tuned in?? Or recommendations of books with narrators that are engaging??

LaurenReads I listened to a lot of celebrity memoirs at first because they kept me interested easily, then I branched out as I got used to listening and paying attention 😀 2y
mommamatch @LaurenReads I have The Princess Diarist cues up next, narrated by Carrie Fisher herself, so hopefully I‘ll be listening!! 2y
Birdsong28 Kevin Hart's biography was fun to listen to as he narrated it and at times lost track of what he was reading as he adlibbed alot so it just felt like it was he was just chatting to you rather than just reading his book word for word. It's good as sometimes I zone out and realise I've missed bits of the story and always wonder if I have missed important parts so with this book it doesn't matter if you do zone out. 📚📖 2y
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BookishMe I still face same problem of zoning out or dozing off (if I just sit back to 'pay attention' without any distraction :)) that said, I find Alan Cumming a compelling narrator and I am drawn to the story more than usual. I know some Littens enjoy #audiowalk... Hopefully they can be helpful 2y
AmyG Ha...I always tend to zone in and out. For that reason, I never read anything super literary. I usually do more light reading by audio. Otherwise...I rewind a lot. 2y
mommamatch Thank you @Birdsong28 @BookishMe and @AmyG for your input. I‘ll try a few more audiobooks and hopefully get into the medium. 2y
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I need more audiobook recommendations! I‘m driving across Texas again the next two days and need an action adventure story to keep me engrossed and awake. Please share some faves! I prefer in the 10-14 hour range but will consider more or less. Thanks in advance!!

Emily92Bibliophile The Children of Huron, or Born Standing Up! 2y
DivineDiana If you haven‘t read it yet, I strongly recommend Trevor Noah reading his memoir 2y
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RachLovesTV If you haven't read this one yet, the audiobook is excellent! 2y
Zelma If you don‘t mind nonfiction, this was fantastic: 2y
Texreader I‘m loving these recommendations! Keep them coming!!! 2y
BookishTrish I second Ready Player One, Born and Crime and The Nix. 2y
melbeautyandbooks I also think Born a Crime is fabulous although it‘s obviously not in your requested action/adventure genre. 2y
Texreader @RachLovesTV @BookishTrish Even though I‘m reading it too, I picked and am listening to 2y
Texreader @Zelma Thank you! I‘ve picked this one as well: 2y
Texreader @HeatherBookNerd Thanks for the ideas! I also picked 2y
Zelma 👏👍 I hope you like it. I love adventure stories on audio and never thought I would find mountain climbing so fascinating. I cannot people continue to climb Everest! 😱 2y
RachLovesTV Awesome!! I think you'll enjoy it! The Girl with all the Gifts is also great, though I read that one instead of listening. 2y
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Ok Littens, many of you use audiobooks but I was wondering how you get them. Libraries? Subscription to audible or ????

Coleen I‘ve lately been using Hoopla a lot. I also have a ton of audiobooks that I swap on PaperBackSwap and BookCrossing. And sometimes the library or Libby/Overdrive. 2y
JoScho I am trying to get more into audiobooks. I do use my library so OverDrive but I also signed up for a two month trial with Scribd. They have a pretty great selection. 2y
Morr_Books My library has free access to Hoopla, Cloud Library and Overdrive, so I have a lot of free audiobook options. 2y
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ofbooksandme I do the non-legal option 2y
GripLitGrl From library using Libby and hoopla 2y
theresidentromantic The NY public library has a ton in their online system. If you're non NY resident, I think you pay a fee but then you can get a card to borrow online. Every so often I pay for audible, get a bunch of things I really want and can't find and then quit it again for a while. 2y
LoverofLit I use the overdrive app which uses the public library system. You just pick your library, enter your library card and away you go. 2y
Eggbeater I use Audible but I only listen to a couple books a month 2y
PandaPanda I get them from all over the place. Audible (especially when they have big sales), Libby, and more recently Google play books 2y
Phlamboyant @theresidentromantic Really? I must look into this NY public library thing. Our selection is fairly limited in my library's system, which is a grouping of mostly small Idaho towns. 2y
Phlamboyant I had been using Overdrive with my local library card, but recently switched over to Libby. As far as I understand, Libby is Overdrive with a nicer interface/look/whatchamacallit? 2y
britt_brooke I use Overdrive and Audible. 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 I use audible and audiobook.com love them both ❤️ 2y
QuietlyLaura Hoopla and Overdrive through my library. Audible for those books I know I'll listen to over and over. 2y
theresidentromantic @Phlamboyant I'm from Brooklyn and this is the website. It's also through overdrive, you can just add it to your library list. Just look for "apply for ecard" Not sure how much it costs, but even if it's 50 for a year, audible is 40 in two months for four audiobooks https://www.bklynlibrary.org/use-the-library/borrow 2y
cathysaid Library using overdrive and hoopla. 2y
sprainedbrain All of the above! I use the library (Libby app) whenever I can, but also Audible and Playster. I‘m planning to cancel Playster for a month and try Scribd. 2y
theresidentromantic @Phlamboyant Happy to help! I should actually PSA that info, now that I mention it. 2y
Redwritinghood Library via Libby and Hoopla. 2y
ReviewsbytheMrs @theresidentromantic thank you so much! I am going to look into getting an NYC card 💜 2y
ReviewsbytheMrs @Coleen @JoScho @Morr_Books @GripLitGrl @LoverofLit @Eggbeater @PandaPanda @Phlamboyant @britt_brooke @ForeverNerdy @QuietlyLaura @cathysaid @sprainedbrain @Redwritinghood I knew I could count on the Litsy community! I am going to look into these, especially the ones linked to my library. Thank you SO MUCH 💜 2y
Kaye I‘ve been in and out of Audible.. the main reasons for joining are their selection and lots of times if it‘s a book I‘m very impatient for and the wait list is like 6 months at the library, then I use Audible. I need to try going back to only using Libby ( a much nicer and user-friendly app than Overdrive ). And Hoopla, which has quite a wide selection of unusual books not found on my Libby page. Audible can get quite expensive ! 2y
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#audiobookinquiry @Chelleo

1. Driving or doing chores. My house has never been so clean! 😄

2. Audible

3. Original pace

4. R.C. Bray or Matt Godfrey..... tough choice...

5. “The Elementals” by Michael McDowell (narrated by R.C. Bray). A very close second is “Summit” by Harry Farthing (narrated by the author).

Chelleo Audiobooks make chores so much more bearable! 2y
No_One @Chelleo I wish I had discovered audiobooks years ago! 2y
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1. Chores, driving, showering, as I go to sleep, shopping, exercising
2. Usually library (primarily Libby). I only do physical media if it‘s the only way I can get the book on audio.
3. Original pace, but I have sped up some books when I feel the narrator speaks slowly.
4. R. C Bray, Scott Brick, Loralei King, James Marsden, Bahni Turpin, and others
5. That‘s hard to choose. Born A Crime is probably one of my top picks.

Linear Oo a question thinggy i actully havr answers for! 2y
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This is what my inbox looks like now, damn audible sale 😂😂

Moray_Reads I just did exactly the same thing! I might go back for another round later 😉 2y
BeckyK @Moray_Reads It‘s too easy! 😂 2y
Christine11 It‘s just too hard to resist! 🤣😊 2y
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1. driving, laundry, or coloring
2. All, but usually the library first, then I try Overdrive, then Hoopla, or Librovox, and if I still can‘t find it I might buy it through Audible or a physical CD.
3. Almost always the original speed, only a rare few have I speeded it up.
4. I love memoirs read by the author, and I really like Lorelei King, Whil Wheaton, and Luke Daniels!

#audiobookinquiry @Chelleo

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1. Driving or getting ready in am- or putting on PJ‘s at night!!
2. All media! Audible, RBDIGITAL, Libby, Axis360, CloudLibrary, LearningAlly; Kobo,Kindle, Nook, physical book!
3. Usu 1.25, occasionally 1.5. If accent hard I may start at 1.0, then move up. But 1.0 is slooow
4. Jim Dale( HP); George Guidall & Frank Muller( deceased) - Dark Tower Series #audiobookinquiry
5. Hmm - Harry Potter & Dark Tower Series

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1.) Cleaning, driving or just simply relaxing.
2.) Library- #Libby app
3.) Original pace, I‘m not crazy about faster paces this country girl likes it slow 😏
4.) None particular but I have enjoyed Oralgh Cassidy (reads Maddie Dobbs books) and I enjoyed Allan Corduner (The Book Thief).
5.) The Book Thief

#SassyBookworm 😏 #audiobookinquiry

Chelleo ☺️ 2y
AriThomas I use Libby too, love it! 2y
Suet624 I‘m with you on the speed. And Libby is great! 2y
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1. Running. I love audiobooks on my long run days.
2. Library via Overdrive.
3. You can speed them up??
4. Bahni Turpin is amazing.
5. The Girl With All The Gifts was so good on audio. Also The Help was awesome. Neil Gaiman narrating Ocean at the End of the Lane. Peony in Love or any Lisa See book on audio..I have lots of favorites!

#audiobookinquiry @Chelleo

Kaye Good answers. Thanks for the Recs. Will try some out. 🙂 2y
Ingerella Thanks @Kaye ! 2y
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1. Usually driving or walking
2. Library, I prefer Libby but also use Hoopla
3. Sped up, generally 1.25
4. No specific narrators
5. The Black Count is the audiobook that got me seriously interested in listening, and I still prefer nonfiction. Fiction favorite is probably Ready Player One.


Kaye I‘ve heard so much about Ready Player One. Would you have to know much about video games to like it or would you say it targets the younger folks, like 30s and under ? 2y
Daisey @Kaye I am not a video game person, but the little I knew did help. It‘s full of pop culture references from the 80s, so a knowledge or appreciation of that time period is probably the most helpful. 2y
Kaye Thank you. That helps a lot 🙂 2y
KellyHunsakerReads Kaye ... I am 55. I felt a bit too old for the book. 2y
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I have enjoyed reading through all the #audiobookinquiry feed. I e thing I noticed is not a lot of Playster users out there. Y'all I used Audible for years. But I go through about 2 audiobooks a week, so it was expensive. Playster is awesome. You pay one flat fee and have unlimited access to a HUGE selection of books and audiobooks. I absolutely love it. It's like Netflix for books!

BkClubCare Will have to investigate- thanks! 2y
benchley1 I would probably use plaster if I didn't have overdrive. I use audible to buy the books Listen to over and over, but and it's a lot of Agatha to buy...otherwise free for me! 2y
toofondofbooks @benchley1 yeah I use hoopla through my library as well, but they don't always have what I'm looking for and I can only check out 8 a month. 2y
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benchley1 @toofondofbooks yeah, I've only used hoopla for comics, overdrive/Libby is amazing for audio and ebooks 2y
KellyHunsakerReads I also use Playster. There are some things they need to fix on the app though. 2y
Chelleo Good to know! Thanks! 2y
toofondofbooks @Hunsakermountain Agreed. It's a bit clunky but I can deal with itbfor the price. 2y
KellyHunsakerReads Me too. I do wish they would give notice when they make changes to the price or content. 2y
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This is so fun, @Chelleo 👏👏

1) Commuting. I drive two hours every day (60 min AM & PM)
2) Audible, Libby, and Hoopla
3) Original pace
4) JIM DALE. Forever and ever amen! Also George Guidall. There are a few woman narrators I love too but their names escape me at the moment.
5) The Harry Potter series is the most fantastic set of audiobooks ever. I love the audio versions of Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier and The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison too!

Chelleo I started listening to audiobooks because of a 60 minute commute (both ways)! 2y
aschermetz @Chelleo SUCH a lifesaver on a long commute. I also listen while working on cookies! 😉 2y
BethM Where do you work that you commute that much? I commute from fond du lac to Milwaukee so I hear ya. Do you think audible is worth it? Given the rate at which I go through audiobooks on my drive, it didn't s me cost effective. 2y
aschermetz @BethM I live down past the airport in Franklin but commute up to Germantown. I 100% think Audible is worth it. I love it so much and I especially love the whisper sync feature, so I can switch between audio and Kindle. That‘s how I‘ve built my library. Often if you buy the kindle version, you can get the audio companion for super cheap. 🙌 2y
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Loveee this!!
1. Driving, getting ready, dishes, laundry, pumping🤱🏼
2. LIBRARY ALWAYS Libby & hoopla
4. I think it‘s interesting when books are narrated by the author. The Secret History (Donna Tartt) sticks out in my mind.
5. It‘s hard for me to pick a fave! but the one that I credit for my audiobook love affair is Girl in Translation because it got me started on audios many years ago!

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1. Almost exclusively driving, unless I'm REALLY into it, then I'll also listen at work or at home.

2. Overdrive from the library. Why pay when you can borrow?

3. Original pace most of the time, sped up only if I'm getting bored.

4. Any actor I know and love, especially reading their own book: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Nick Offerman, etc.

5. Ready Player One, read by Wil Wheaton

@Chelleo #audiobookinquiry