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Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences | Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
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Audiobooks are rapidly gaining popularity with widely accessible digital downloading and streaming services. This book engages with the digital form of audiobooks, framing audiobook listening as both a remediation of literature and an everyday activity that creates new reading experiences that can be compared to listening to music or the radio. Have and Stougaard Pedersen challenge the historical notion that audiobook listening is a compensatory activity or a second-rate reading experience, while seeking to establish a dialogue between sound studies and media studies, comparative literature, aesthetics, and sociology.
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kwmg40
Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences | Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
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I managed to do 60.4 hours of audiobook listening in October and I got a bingo too!
Thanks for hosting #LittenListen and #LittenListenBingo, @aperfectmjk.
This helped me earn lots of points for #Scarathlon2022.
#TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

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FantasyChick
Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences | Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
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I have a dilemma. I've been wanting to cancel my Audible subscription for a while now because obviously I'm not using it much but I don't want to lose my credits.

Anyone have some good #audiobook recommendations so I can get these used up?

bookishdawg “A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness (narrated by Jason Isaacs) ❤️ 8mo
Bookwormjillk What do you like? Stephen King‘s books are usually good on audio, and I usually like narrative non-fiction that way. Two I‘ve recently enjoyed were The Quiet Zone and Chasing The Thrill. 8mo
DHill Some of my favorite audio are Ashley Bell, The Fireman, The Girl With All the Gifts and The Boys In the Boat. 8mo
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Megabooks
Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences | Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
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The storygraph is rolling out audiobook tracking and holy sh!t I didn‘t realize it was that much!! 🤯🤯

Cinfhen OMG!!!! That‘s insane!!!!! I stopped using storygraph (again) but now I feel like I need to update my stats (again)!! I don‘t know why I can‘t stay committed 😬 (edited) 8mo
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Suet624 That‘s wild. 8mo
Simona No I‘m sad that I don‘t track formats/editions …. and that number is 😳😬😲 (edited) 8mo
sarahbarnes Damn! 8mo
Kimberlone I didn‘t even notice that! Although a lot of audiobooks in Storygraph don‘t even have the time associated with the edition… 8mo
janeycanuck Impressive! I‘ll have to check mine. I bet it‘s way lower than I‘d like it to be. 8mo
vlwelser Lol. You win. 8mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I know. Totally crazy. I think you‘ll find ts more interesting now that they are tracking audio! 8mo
Megabooks @BookGypsy @5feet.of.fury @Suet624 @sarahbarnes @vlwelser thanks y‘all! It‘s a bit insane that I‘ve spent almost a month of this year listening to audiobooks! (I adjusted the time for the speed I listen at, so fewer hours but still A LOT!!) 8mo
Megabooks @Simona I tracked everything in print last year, but I thought this might have been coming, so I tracked everything in the format I read this year. And yeah…maybe I read too many audiobooks! 8mo
Megabooks @Kimberlone I try to open a ticket for a correction if I can when one doesn‘t have a length but I don‘t always. I‘m a plus member so my tickets get priority, which I probably why I don‘t mind doing it. I also end up adding A LOT of audiobook editions myself because I read so many new releases. 8mo
Megabooks @janeycanuck thank you!! I‘m glad they‘re tracking this now. 👍🏻👍🏻 8mo
janeycanuck @Megabooks Yeah - aside from it not being owned by Amazon, the best thing about StoryGraph is their responsiveness to building features people want. It‘s already such a different site from when it launched! 8mo
Megabooks @janeycanuck agreed! I hope it stays mainly in tracking though and doesn‘t go too social media. 8mo
Kimberlone @Megabooks that is awesome! I do appreciate that Storygraph makes it pretty easy to choose the format. I never go through the effort on Goodreads 8mo
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kelli7990
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Pickpick

Here‘s my review for another book I listened to. I drew a White color card from The Secret Language Of Color cards and I chose a book with a White cover to match the card. I‘m also counting this book for 1 reading challenge. This book has a piece of fruit on it.

☑️Read A Book With Fruit Or Veggies On The Cover - #tbrknockout

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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My husband and I are going to Utah next week to meet our new niece! My sister in law gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Penelope earlier in the month.

We are driving there so I am asking if anyone has any good audiobooks to recommend for the car drive?

I would greatly appreciate any recommendations. 😀

Nessavamusic Best roadtrip audiobook - the full cast version 1y
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ShyBookOwl This is probably the best audiobook couple experience I've had: 1y
Graywacke Since her name is Penelope - 1y
Kimberlone Anything Stephen King is great for a road trip! 1y
LaraS The narrator on this one is exceptional, she totally made the book better! 1y
dylanisreading I don't know how you feel about nonfiction, but I'm currently listening to a good audiobook about the fall of the Roman Republic. 1y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Bookwormjillk @Birdsong28 @Nessavamusic @ShyBookOwl @Graywacke @Kimberlone @LaraS @Bianca thank you for all the recs! I have requested them from the library and hopefully they com thru on time. 1y
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FantasyChick
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It's hard to see because I messed up my math but between books read, lots of games and an #audiobingo I pulled in a total of 752 points this week.

Looking forward to finishing the month strong 💪

#LittenListen @aperfectmjk

aperfectmjk Great job!!!!! 👏👏👏👏 2y
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FantasyChick
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I did some series reading last week and finished 7 books! Still no bingo but I knocked off some #JuneHolidayTheme prompts.

With the additional points for the emoji game, I logged a total of 466pts 😊

Hoping to keep the momentum up this week coming!

#LittenListen @aperfectmjk

aperfectmjk Wow, great job! Good luck this week. I'm working on a trivia game for next week that I hope everyone will enjoy. I'm also going to try and come up with some other fun ways to earn some last minute points. 2y
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Soubhiville
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New month, new bingo card!
A bit different this month as it‘s all audiobooks for #LittenListen #Audioathon hosted by @aperfectmjk .

I‘ve already filled one Free space, but I‘ll have to post about it later.

(My actual #bookspin and #doublespin will be from my kindle list that I posted first @TheAromaofBooks )

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! 2y
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Nessavamusic
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More TBR fun, here are my #AudioJune books.

Allylu Great! Glad you are joining us. I‘m listening to two Christina Lauren books in June: Josh & Hazel‘s Guide to Not Dating and Autoboyography. 🎧 2y
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wanderinglynn
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@aperfectmjk is hosting an audiothon in June! Check out her post for the details and sign-up link.

#littenlisten #audiothon

Cinfhen Are u joining @Megabooks looks like a fun challenge!!! Great idea @aperfectmjk ☺️ 2y
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Allylu
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As you are making your TBR list for June, don‘t forget to include audiobooks! Join us for #AUDIOJUNE and tag me so we can share what we are reading!

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Hestapleton
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My hubby gave me a very early birthday present of these precious little wireless earbuds and let me tell ya folks - my audiobook game is forever changed. 😍😍

TheSpineView I love those!💜🎧 2y
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IMASLOWREADER
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Hooked_on_books
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…I‘ve also made a second list for #bookspinbingo audio edition! As you can see, I‘ve already made some changes. 😂 My holds list showed some unexpected movement, so I had to respond to it!

Amandajoy Yay! I‘ve read so many audio books this year using them for my #doublespin! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I have a couple of people now making separate lists for audiobooks for BookSpin & I love it!!! 2y
Hooked_on_books @TheAromaofBooks Yes, I totally stole the idea from another brilliant Litten! 😂 I can‘t wait for the big number drawing day! 2y
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Hestapleton
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HUBS AND I BOUGHT A HOUSE! *cue frantic packing, phone calls, and trips to Goodwill*
If anyone has any good audiobook recommendations for said hours of packing and sorting, drop them below! It‘s going to be a crazy month 😂

TheSpineView Congrats! 2y
FantasyChick Congrats! It is a gorgeous place! 2y
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉🏡 2y
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HeathHof Yay! Congratulations!!! 2y
JacqMac Congratulations! 2y
Insightsintobooks Congratulations! 2y
Clwojick Oh you know I‘ve got recs! And congratulations!!! 2y
TheLibrarian Congratulations!!! 2y
Clwojick This whole series 2y
Jas16 Congratulations! 2y
SheReadsAndWrites Congratulations!!! 🎉 2y
Aims42 Congrats!!! Looks beautiful 🥰🥳 2y
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Congrats!! Great looking house! 2y
Texreader Yay!! That‘s so exciting! Congratulations!! 2y
BookwormM Congratulations gorgeous bungalow 2y
Hestapleton Thank you all!!! 🥰🥰 2y
NeedsMoreBooks Congratulations!! 🥳 2y
quietjenn Hooray! Congratulations! 2y
CarolynM Congratulations 🎉 2y
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AudiobookingWithLeah
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August Listening Recap...

See My Full Recap Here: https://audiobookingwithleah.blogspot.com/2020/09/august-recap.html

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AudiobookingWithLeah
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My listening recap for the month of July --not bad 18 total audiobooks

My full recap can be seen here: https://audiobookingwithleah.blogspot.com/2020/08/july-recap.html

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Birdsong28
Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences | Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
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On #netgalley from next week! 📚 📖

rockpools So exciting! 3y
rubyslippersreads Oh good, more books I can get hopelessly behind on reading and reviewing. 😂😂😂 3y
Crazeedi This is awesome!! Yay!!! 3y
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Ms_T Got my email today too. I‘m so, so happy about this! 3y
Megabooks @Cinfhen 🎉🎉🎉 3y
Cinfhen I know!!!!!! 🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️ @Megabooks The audio gods better be good to us 3y
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Eyelit
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While I‘m waiting for some audiobook holds from the library (and for my hoopla credits to refresh) I finally got around to using some of my outstanding audible credits... and during a 2 for 1 sale! I‘ve got some great books to look forward to 🥰 #audiobooks

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Patchshank
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/08/19/end-audiobook-snobbery-scientists...

I've never thought one was better than the other, but I have always assumed they affected the brain differently. Very interesting.

BookingitwithSandra Wow. I know for me i don‘t focus on the words as well when i listen to books. I can figure it out. 😉 3y
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stuck.in.the.stacks
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Audiobooks are a great go to when stuck in social situations. 😉

Today on the blog we're welcoming everyone back to another #thursdayteatime where we're discussing whether audiobooks count as reading.

https://stuckinthestacks.com/2020/02/06/thursday-tea-time-yes-audiobooks-do-coun...

Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

#audiobooks #readinglife #bookwormlife #bookblogger #bookblogsofinstagram #blog #bookstagram

BehindthePages People used to give me the oddest of looks when I cracked open a book at a party.🤣 3y
better_babs I dont like audiobooks. I prefer reading the words myself but idk why audiobooks dont count as reading. I never leave the house without my ipad. You should see my husband's face when we are out somewhere and i am tired of talking to someone and whip my ioad out and begin reading. I dont care when i am done i am done 3y
stuck.in.the.stacks @better_babs audiobooks aren't for everyone but I'm the same way and will take out a book if I'm done socializing. 3y
JulietReads ALWAYS!!! 3y
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BethM
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This is the only way I could make it fit😂 True story though. When the HP movies came out I learned I‘d be pronouncing Dursley wrong for years!

vivastory 😂😂 3y
DaveGreen7777 OMG, this happened to me when I listened to the Audiobook for parts of “Oathbringer”! I had a lot of “oh, THAT‘S how you pronounce that name” moments! 😂🤣 3y
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sprainedbrain I will forever be thankful to the audiobook for teaching me how to say Kvothe. It‘s still a stupid name, though. 😂 3y
BethM @sprainedbrain agreed 😂 And FFS FINISH THE GD THIRD BOOK! 3y
sprainedbrain @BethM YES. Please don‘t aspire to be like freaking George RR Martin. One of him is plenty! 😂 3y
Avanders 😂 so true.... But every once in a while? They pronounce something wrong that I *know* I had right.... 🤔🤓🤷🏽‍♀️ 3y
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Kimberlone
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Some interesting stats! My days off are normally Sunday/Monday, and Monday is the day that I usually do all my errands and running around, so this totally makes sense since I often listen to audiobooks while I am out and about. #audiblestats

TheHeartlandBookFairy oh my goodness, I could have written those exact words! Sunday and Monday are my days off as well and Monday is my errand day so it's definitely the day I get the most listening done 😁 I can have Alexa read me my hoopla books when I'm at home as well but I'm usually so busy running around and making noise that I don't have time to listen. Christmas Eve day I spent baking and cooking so I got a lot of listening done that day 😊 3y
Kimberlone @TheHeartlandBookFairy that is awesome! I‘ve actually really enjoyed having my Monday‘s free because it‘s so much easier to get things done when everyone else is at work, but I‘m going to be going back to a normal M-F schedule in the new year to match my bf‘s schedule. 3y
TheHeartlandBookFairy @Kimberlone , I know! It's nice to have a weekday to get things done and typically Mondays are quiet at the stores. Having said that, there's times I wish I had Saturdays off and I plan on taking more of them off moving forward. Probably at least one a month 😊 Enjoy your new schedule and spending time with your BF 😁 3y
Kimberlone @TheHeartlandBookFairy thank you! And yes, I‘ll miss my Mondays off! 3y
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Kimberlone
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This was the year I finally fully embraced audiobooks, and I‘ve really enjoyed supplementing my physical and digital reading with audio. Audiobooks have made long road trips, airplane flights, and just running around doing errands so much more pleasant! #audiblestats

BobbiB That's amazing! I love that you can see the total hours. I used to listen to a lot of audiobooks when I had a long commute and a mindless job. Now I'm lucky to keep up with my favorite podcasts each week. Maybe I should get back to commuting with audiobooks, even though the drive is a lot shorter now 3y
Kimberlone @BobbiB I also listen to a lot of podcasts but thankfully I am able to keep up with listening to them while I‘m at work. I mostly listen to audiobooks in the car or on my weekends when I‘m working around the house. 3y
MyNamesParadise I love audiobooks on cd for my car rides! For some reason I haven‘t embraced e-audiobooks. 3y
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AmberWB
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One of my Christmas gifts was an awesome pair of wireless headphones, so I am ready to up my audiobook game. 😊 I would love some recommendations of books that I should definitely consume via audiobook. And GO!

SassyBookworm This book is hilarious! Definitely a great book to listen too! 3y
AmberWB @SassyBookworm ooh perfect! Jim Gaffigan cracks me up. 😊 Thanks! 3y
ads0123 This one is an excellent audiobook listen! I highly recommend it! 3y
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Chrissyreadit What types of books do you like? Fiction or nonfiction? I can give you some recommendations! 3y
Chrissyreadit Also- checking in about status of your read in the new year swap? 3y
AmberWB @Chrissyreadit I received my package and mine went out today. 😊 And I like fiction AND nonfiction. 3y
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Reviewsbylola
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My library recently began offering audiobooks thru rb digital. I‘m thrilled to have even more audiobook options—I‘m just confused as to why they now utilize three platforms. Libby/overdrive, hoopla, and now rb digital. Anyone able to answer that question? Librarians?

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Our library recently did away with Overdrive/Libby, Hoopla and Axis360 to go to only using Cloud Library. It is better than Axis360 but not sure about no more of the other platforms. There are more choices definitely though. (This doesn't answer your question though. Sorry!) 🙂 3y
TiredLibrarian @Reviewsbylola My system has all 3 of the ones you mentioned, and it's because the collections and borrowing terms are different. Ex: Hoopla has the biggest collection & no wait list but you can only get 3 items/mo.; Overdrive's collection has unlimited borrowing but wait lists & smaller collections. Libs subscribe to these services & it's a bit of a nightmare; it's expensive, complicated, and publishers & vendors often change their terms. 3y
jillrhudy Audiobooks exploded in popularity so we bought RBD with a shorter waitlist for bestsellers than on Overdrive. The catalog that Recorded Books offered was cheaper to subscribe to en masse than to buy audiobooks individually. 3y
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Reviewsbylola That makes a lot of sense! @jillrhudy 3y
Reviewsbylola We‘re actually able to borrow 12 titles per month on hoopla via my library, and I‘ve noticed the titles offered on it are usually different than Libby. And yes Libby/OD has the worst wait times. 😭 @TiredLibrarian 3y
Reviewsbylola Oh good, so there are even more platforms that could be added. 😅 @Penny_LiteraryHoarders 3y
sebrittainclark My library has RB digital, but I haven't had a ton finding audiobooks I'm interested in. I was told my library did it because it allows magazine rentals. 3y
Reviewsbylola That‘s interesting! My library uses a different (4th!) app for magazines. I haven‘t had much of a chance to browse rb digital yet but the true crime selection looks decent. @sebrittainclark 3y
Mdargusch So many options. I guess that‘s great for us! 3y
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throwmeabook
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NetGalley is now offering Audio Excerpts for review with full length audiobook ARCs coming in 2020. 🤯

coffees I was like YESSSSS just saw the email xD 3y
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Hestapleton
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HALP! I‘m looking for an audiobook to distract me from the misery of working out. Good narrator is a must (I love Cassandra Campbell, for example). Recent books I loved (though not on audio): The Great Alone, Little Darlings, A Place for Us, The Indifferent Stars Above, and The Girl Who Played With Fire (though I hated this narrator). Any suggestions?

Kappadeemom I just finished Demi Moore‘s book on Audible. She reads it and I like her voice. It‘s also gossipy enough to keep you distracted from exercise 😂😂 3y
ljuliel You may have read it but if you have yet to listen to the audio of The Help, you‘re missing a great treat. Another one that is one of the best I‘ve ever heard was Delores Claiborne. The King one , 11-22-63 was also very good. All David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell audios are good. I know what you mean about the gym. I hate it too. 😱 3y
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Hooked_on_books
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If you love audiobooks and are looking for a way to expand your listening, AND would love to see your money go to a local bookstore, look no further! I‘ve been using Libro.fm for over a year and I love it. Now is a great time to join, as you get 3 audiobooks for the price of one AND a free copy of Madeline Miller‘s Circe. Just use this link:

http://libro.fm/referral?rf_code=lfm67122

And I‘ll get a free book, too! ☺️

Hooked_on_books And yes, you‘ll be a “member,” but you can cancel anytime. 3y
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bookandcat
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SUPER fascinating article about #audiobook recording and narration. It's not all doom and gloom as the title suggests. They also talk about why Judi Dench has a hard time trying to narrate #audiobooks compared to her daughter 🤣

The Guardian: 'Your throat hurts. Your brain hurts': the secret life of the audiobook star.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/nov/16/throat-hurts-brain-hurts-secret-li...

CoverToCoverGirl Great article! Thanks for sharing! 3y
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bookandcat
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SUPER fascinating article about #audiobook recording and narration. It's not all doom and gloom as the title suggests. They also talk about why Judi Dench has a hard time trying to narrate #audiobooks compared to her daughter 🤣

The Guardian: 'Your throat hurts. Your brain hurts': the secret life of the audiobook star.
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/nov/16/throat-hurts-brain-hurts-secret-li...

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Patchshank
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InBooksILive I would love to do this! I think it'd be fun to do voices for different characters and things. It can't be an easy job though! 3y
Patchshank @InBooksILive I would love to do it too, but I get so tongue tied I would be awful at it. It would be a lot of fun though. Getting paid to read books is the dream. 3y
InBooksILive Trying to pronounce some of the words these authors come up with would also be tough! The guy who read The Hobbit did an incredible job with that audiobook and the languages that book has haha 3y
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Birdsong28
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Texreader Thanks for posting. Very interesting 3y
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Birdsong28
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IndoorDame A very good point, but one that cuts both ways. I often find audiobooks more difficult because I‘m a mostly a visual learner, and the temptation to multitask is genuinely distracting. I still listen to them, but I find some books/narrators impossible to understand in that format (and a few way easier). 3y
SleepyDragon I'm someone who can't multitask while listening to an audiobook or podcast. I've tried, but my mind wanders and then I realize I wasn't paying attention for the last half hour. Still, I don't begrudge other people the audio experience. If anything, I'm jealous they can enjoy a book in a way I can't. 3y
Crazeedi If I'm doing something I dont have to concentrate on, that is a routine task such as cleaning or gardening or cooking, I can listen to a book. But any thing that requires a bit of attention, I've lost the train of the book 3y
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BethM
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In an audiobook slump- send help and recs!

Avanders Hmm did you try the Forward collection? Or... that‘s audible only, so that may not work. For non-audible... I can‘t remember which ones I‘ve recommended that you‘ve listened to 😉 But I loooved the audio of the trilogy: 3y
Avanders His voice is so rich. 3y
ljuliel I just looked at your profile to see what type books you like. That‘ll be a tough call for me since we read different things. For YA , there‘s a really good series of 3, the newest one just out a couple weeks ago. By Deborah Wiles. Countdown , Revolution and Anthem. All take place in the 50s-60s. 3y
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sherryvdh A few I've enjoyed are 3y
Bookwormjillk I‘m listening to Elton John‘s autobiography now and loving it. I also like Louise Penny‘s books on audio. 3y
Chrissyreadit For a litsy readalong I just downloaded 3y
Chrissyreadit My daughter and I thought this was fun 3y
Chrissyreadit I loved this on audio 3y
Chrissyreadit I also enjoyed 3y
Chrissyreadit I have many I haven‘t listened to yet Dune, Lies of Lock Lamora and Six of Crows - that have good reviews. Also I bet this one would be good on audio (I loved the book) (edited) 3y
rachelm This was a fab cast recording 3y
xicanti Pierce Brown and Sally Green are both fabulous on audio. I also highly recommend CHIME by Franny Billingsley, STARDUST by Neil Gaiman, N.K. Jemisin‘s Broken Earth Trilogy, BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE by Andrea Warner, and any of the Star Wars books (they‘ve got scores and sound effects, and they hire narrators who excel at different voices so the whole thing sounds like a radio play). 3y
sprainedbrain I‘m going to tag a couple I have loved on audio this year. 3y
BethM Thanks everyone! @sprainedbrain The Highland Witch sounds super interesting 3y
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Michollio
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I'm now spending a lot of time commuting, so I'm going to give audiobooks another try. I'm not great at taking in info by listening, but I found out the Mercy Thompson series by Briggs is mostly available to me on Overdrive, and I've been wanting to reread those. I'm hoping I'll have more success listening to books this time.

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hes7
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75% of the books I‘ve read this year have been via #audiobook, so it comes as no surprise to me that most of my “Books” apps are audio-oriented. 🤷🏼‍♀️ (Plus, I have multiple library cards and Kindle Unlimited to make sure I have plenty of options.) #24in48

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britt_brooke
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Good morning, Littens!

I need your help. I have no idea what I‘m in the mood to listen to, but I need a new audiobook. I‘d love your suggestions. 🙏🏻

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xicanti Have you read THE HIDDEN KEYS by Andre Alexis? It‘s excellent on audio. Ditto ECHO by Pam Muñoz Ryan, MEMOIRS OF A POLAR BEAR by Yoko Tawada, THE EDUCATION OF A BRITISH-PROTECTED CHILD by Chinua Achebe, WHITE TEARS by Hari Kunzru, and A DISTANT HEART by Sonali Dev. 4y
britt_brooke @xicanti I haven‘t read any of those - thanks a bunch! 4y
AvidReader25 Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk was one of my favorite audiobooks last year! 4y
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JamieArc I recently finished The Last - apocalyptic, but raises some interesting questions. 4y
britt_brooke @JamieArc Thank you! 4y
britt_brooke @Birdsong28 I loved this one on audio! 💚 4y
britt_brooke @Megabooks You are a rockstar - thank you! 🤗 4y
britt_brooke @AlaMich Thank you! 4y
britt_brooke @BookishTrish I‘ve listened to Daisy Jones, but it is a good suggestion. The cast was excellent! 4y
britt_brooke @i-am-papercrane Thanks! I‘ve read both of those, but might be time for a reread. 😊 4y
britt_brooke @sblbooks Ooh! This is in my TBR. Thanks! 4y
jenniferw88 Loved the narrations on 4y
jenniferw88 And if peter capaldi is your thing i can recommend 4y
Cinfhen If you love books about books this was hilarious 4y
Cinfhen And I heard the new Chelsea Handler is funny 4y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thanks! 💚 The new Chelsea Handler is fantastic. It‘s not like her other books. It‘s funny, but also very personal, honest, and sad at times. I loved it! 4y
youneverarrived I probably wouldn‘t recommend this to everyone but I think you like Bukowski? And this kind of reminded me of him. 4y
britt_brooke @youneverarrived You‘re right! Stacked it - thank you! 4y
mom2bugnbee Do you like memoirs? Trevor Noah's Born a Crime was excellent, as is anything that Carrie Fisher wrote. 4y
britt_brooke @mom2bugnbee I love them! I‘m glad you brought up Born a Crime. I read, and loved, it in print back before I started listening to audiobooks and I‘d like go back and listen. I haven‘t read any of Fisher‘s books - thanks! (edited) 4y
Reviewsbylola You‘ve already read this one right? 4y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I loved Rabbit! Stacked the other one - thanks! 4y
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Hestapleton
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So one of my coworkers is on medical leave for 6 weeks and I‘m taking a lot of projects which means overtime! Hit me with your all time favorite audiobooks!

wanderinglynn I just finished How to Walk Away. I enjoyed the book & the narrator was quite good. 4y
Lizpixie Bad blood by john carreyrou is excellent 4y
Hestapleton @Lizpixie I just finished that one this week!! So messed up. 4y
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Lizpixie If you‘re after horror you can‘t go past The Exorcist narrated by the author. Terrified me! 4y
Lizpixie All of the Phryne Fisher books are wonderful on audio 4y
Lizpixie And I‘ve just finished The Wheel Of Time series on audio. Classic high fantasy done right 4y
ozma.of.oz I can not recommend the audiobooks of the Rivers of London series highly enough. There are seven of them, as well as three additional novellas. 4y
ozma.of.oz I also just finished Liegh Bardugo‘s Six of Crows on audiobook, and it was fantastic with multiple amazing narrators for each point of view. 4y
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cathipink
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Has anyone else been having issues with #Libby? I know this could be related to my specific library, but a couple of my holds have been deleted with no notice. I thought maybe a new ISBN for the title had been added, but it is strange that it's happened twice now.

Eyelit I have had a few issues, but I‘m assuming it‘s because I access my materials both on Libby on my phone and through overdrive on my kindle. This confusing things 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
Bookwormjillk I had a hold come through and then disappear. 4y
cathipink @Bookwormjillk @Eyelit it's so strange... I guess there are glitches in any system. 🤷‍♀️ 4y
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Bookwormjillk
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Insomnia again this week. Tonight I used my time to sign up for Libro.fm. I already have a long wishlist, so it seems like a good choice at 3 am. We‘ll see what I think in the morning.

sprainedbrain I love Libro.fm! It‘s nice to support my local indie store and also my audiobook habit. 😃 4y
Bookwormjillk @sprainedbrain I agree! Great concept! 4y
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Jilly6183
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Has anyone tried Chirp?

Caterina I'm curious too if anyone has tried it! 4y
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Well-ReadNeck
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#TBRTuesday

Hit the Mother Lode on my Library‘s OverDrive audiobooks today. But that‘s a LOT of hours of listening in the next 21 days!!! 😜

sammisho I feel like all my audiobook holds always become available at the exact same time! 4y
emz711 Yup same, seriously the worst 4y
Chelsea.Poole Did you know you can suspend your holds? @sammisho @emz711 4y
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emz711 @Chelsea.Poole omg! On Libby? 4y
Chelsea.Poole @emz711 yep...go to your holds shelf and tap "Manage Hold" and then "Suspend Hold". That's what mine says anyway. ? I use that feature constantly! 4y
RebL The Untelling was my first Tayari Jones book. 4y
marleed Same here. I suspended several but my number ones weren‘t dropping. So I released my holds. And just my luck they all came down. Good thing I‘m in a reading/fitness challenge right now! 4y
k.reads.5 All the books in the top row are on my TBR! 4y
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Ash.on.the.line
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My favorite email notification! I didn‘t see it this morning but now I‘m excited for my walk later today for #BookFitnessChallenge #BFC 😁

Emilymdxn Amazing! Hope it‘s fun to listen to during your fitness challenge activities 4y
bewareofwords Yay! That‘s a great feeling. 🤗 4y
marleed Those emails are the best emails! Even better than my free drink from Starbucks - and that is saying a lot! 4y
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Caterina Yay!! Enjoy starting it on your walk! ❤ 4y
BookwormAHN Enjoy your book and your walk 🌺 4y
alisiakae Enjoy! 4y
Clwojick 🤣🤣🤣 Until you have your loans maxed out, and you get 3 holds come in. This happened to me the other day, and I had to rush through a few before I my holds ran out 😅 4y
Ash.on.the.line @Clwojick 🤣🤣 I‘ve learned my lesson there! Once I had 4 come in and was listening in a rush too! 🤣🤣 4y
Ash.on.the.line @marleed that is saying something! 😁😂 4y
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Bookjunkie57
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I saw this advertised on IG today but am finding it difficult to get info on the service without signing up (potential red flag) Do any of you use this service? Could you tell me about it? Cost? Variety? Ease of use?

QueenJen Yeah, if you have to sign up first, definite red flag. 4y
Bookjunkie57 @QueenJen yeah it gives you a 3 day trial but I need more information first. I did find the FAQs so I‘ll scour those. 4y
QueenJen @Bookjunkie57 Sounds wise to me. I usually wait for more "hype" too, you never know how long it'll last and then what happens to your purchases? 4y
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TheSpineView
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I bought myself a new puzzle to work while listening to my audio books. I find I can't just listen, I have to be doing something. I hope to start it this evening.

Deifio I like to do my colouring books while listening ☺️ 4y
TheSpineView @Deifio I like coloring too!😊 4y
DivineDiana I like cooking! 4y
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TheSpineView @DivineDiana You can come cook at my house anytime! Just saying.... 4y
DivineDiana 😂It‘s the audiobook that gets me through it! Not a passion, sorry! 😉 4y
DarcysMom I #audiowalk, #audioclean, and #audiocommute - without my books, I wouldn't get a blessed thing done. 4y
TheSpineView @DarcysMom I do all those too! And you are right... the audio book makes everything nicer! 4y
TheSpineView @DivineDiana oh well... I tried!🤣 4y
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SailorMoon
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My answer is... yes AND no.
Yes because I'm putting in the effort of listening and understanding. No because I'm doing something else while listening, which I couldn't do if I were actually reading!
What do you think about it?
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag I think audio books count - you‘ve had the experience of the book - it shouldn‘t matter if that experience is via the eyes or ears. 4y
Emilymdxn I think taking in all the words to a book counts whether you listen to it or visually read it. I have accessibility issues with holding physical books, which are mercifully getting a little better after years of not being able to read physically, and some people are never able to read physical books cause of disability, so I know it‘s important to a lot of people for listening to count 4y
SW-T I think the effort counts. You can‘t “read” a physical book while driving but you can listen. And physical limitations may make listening easier. Whatever format works and is most enjoyable for the reader/listener counts. (edited) 4y
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TheBookgeekFrau I've never tried audio books because even as a child I had trouble following a story read out loud...unless it was a read-along book and record (dating myself lol). The only thing that bothers me somewhat is when they are included with visually read books in monthly/yearly wrap-up/challenges. Because when I see someone has read 200 books in a year, I'm always like, well damn how did anything else get done? 😂 4y
SailorMoon @thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Emilymdxn @SW-T @C.Perone you are all so right. I've always considered audiobooks in my personal case as "cheating" (not for people who actually have sight-troubles), but yes... you can experience the book either way! I also had sight-troubles, and I remember listening to them in the hospital when I could not read. So thank God for both ways ? 4y
SailorMoon @thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Emilymdxn @SW-T @C.Perone thanks for opening my eyes on the subject 😉💕 4y
Princess-Kingofkings This is an important question to ponder. I've committed to trying more audiobooks this year but I'm easily distracted when I multitask. I've been trying to listen to Lilac Girls at work today but finally turned it off because I was missing too much. We are searching for a new car and I'm selfishly looking for one with Bluetooth so that I can listen to audiobooks to/from work. 4y
TheBookgeekFrau @SailorMoon Thanks for the interesting question 😊 4y
xicanti Yes. Always. Honestly, it bothers me when people DON'T consider audiobooks reading. As others have pointed out, it can be an ableist issue; most blind people can only read audiobooks, and they make life a lot easier for many people with dyslexia. And even if you don't NEED audiobooks in order to read, they still allow you to experience the story. Not everyone zones out while they multitask. 4y
Elizabeth2 Yes. I listened to a book I just reviewed on here and in my review I used the words “when I read this one.” I am attempting to consume more audiobooks so that maybe I can hit more of my TBR. I normally can‘t focus on them while I complete other tasks, but I‘m working on it. 4y
SailorMoon @xicanti there's no need to get so heated up 😰 as I said, and everyone else said, thank God there are audiobooks to let people enjoy a book even when they have troubles reading! And even if they don't have any troubles, it's a matter of taste and habits I guess... there was no judge, we were just pondering the subject! 😉 4y
SailorMoon @Elizabeth2 I'm trying to do the same!!! I have to drive 2h a day to get to work, so this way I can work better on "reading" my TBR ?? 4y
madamereadsalot1 I've only recently gotten into audiobooks. It's something that I struggled with at first for the exact same reasons. But then I read an article about how the part of your brain that's in use when reading is the same that's in use when listening to an audiobook. I don't know the validity, but I choose to believe it's true. Working full time and being a single mom has changed my ability to read as much as I used to, so I LOVE the discovery of them 4y
xicanti It seems my comment came off nastier than I intended it to. I apologize. 4y
OrangeMooseReads I usually say I read the audio edition 4y
SailorMoon @xicanti no problem here, I might have misread you 😉 4y
SailorMoon @OrangeMooseReads seems like a good compromise!!! 4y
SailorMoon @madamereadsalot1 this is so interesting!!! I'm gonna go with it too, I wanna believe in what you said! 4y
BlameJennyJane It‘s all about the experience!! My favorite way to experience a book is to flip back and forth between listening and eyeballs experiences. I drive a lot for work and I sit in the tub/bed/chair a lot for relaxation so I absolutely MUST have both! 😁😁😁 4y
Daisey I completely agree that they count, but I do distinguish between them in my reading stats, as well as usually when I talk about a book/audiobook. Reading and listening are different ways for me to experience a book, and I prefer certain types of books in audio vs. print. Some books do not work for me as audio, yet I read very little nonfiction in print. 4y
SleepyDragon I think we need a verb other than "read" that can encompass both actual reading and listening. I'm too literal in my definitions to say listening to an audiobook is reading, but you did still experience the book, just as seeing Shakespeare performed is experiencing the play. 4y
SailorMoon @NeesyBeth my point exactly! When you see Shakespeare performing, you experience the play but you don't say "I read it", more like "I watched the play". So yes, the experience is the same (in many cases even better in audio or live performance!) but the word we use for it must yet be created maybe! The effort count just the same in most cases! 4y
SailorMoon @BlameJennyJane totally agree! I also flip from one to the other, especially because I drive like 120km a day just to go back and forth from work! It really helps working on my TBR list!!! 4y
SailorMoon @Daisey same here!!! E.g. the most amazing book I've ever read is Ten Little Indians by Aghata Christie... but the Italian audiobook is way better than the paperbook because it's read by many actors and with such a great interpretation that it makes it even more real!!! In some cases it's like living in the book!!! 4y
MallenNC For me audiobooks are the same as print. I'm still experiencing and absorbing the story 4y
SailorMoon @MallenNC I don't assimilate as much with audiobooks as I would do with a paperbook... paperbooks keep me more focused. But I think they are a valid alternative when I feel lazy or just too tired to read! 4y
MallenNC @SailorMoon It can be a different experience, but I've found I do better with audiobooks of classics that are hard for me to stay focused on if I read the print version. It also helps when my eyes are tired. Good question! 4y
SailorMoon @MallenNC as for classics, you are totally right! I'm doing the same here! I wanna read them all, but some of them are way too heavy to read and focus... not counting the neverending amount of time one must have to read even just one of them! So audiobooks in between drives work for me!!! Thanks for pondering the answers to the question with me! 4y
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