Did you know that June is Audio book month?
If you didn’t now you do!!!
And I just love audiobooks so much.
I will say that I was on the fence for a long time about audiobooks. I can remember back in high school (way back when) we had books on tape. Yes, for all you youngins cassette tapes.
Then books moved to CD’s (which you can still order) and then on to the amazing download apps.
Here are my top 5 reasons…..
#1-Audiobooks: Takes a novel to a whole different level for me. There is nothing better then a well written story and you have an amazing narrator. Here is a great example. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstren, narrated by Jim Dale took me back to when I was a kid and my dad would read me stories. I was totally engrossed and did what to stop listening.
#3 More details: I don’t know about you. But when I read I tend to skip over a word, a sentence and sometimes a whole paragraph. With Audiobooks you are forced to listen to every word of the book.
#4 Impairment: I love that audiobooks can give someone who may not be able to see or read for long periods of time a way to experience the world of books. Audiobooks are also great for people who may have problems with actual reading. I know a lot of people who don’t read because they are dyslexia. Once the find audiobooks a whole new world is open to them. And I have found that they are more willing to pick up a book and try to read. Audiobooks are very powerful tools.
#5 Excessablity: As with portable, it is so easy for people to get audio books now. You can buy them through Amazon, Audible, Tantor Media, Brilliance Audio, Recorded Books and so many other amazing places. And for those who say “Audiobooks are to expenses” did you know that many of your local libraries have audiobooks? And a lot have ways to download them to your smart device. OH and if they don’t have the book you are looking for request it, because you can’t be the only one who wants to listen to that story.
So those are just a few of the reasons why I love audio books. If you want to know more reason make sure to stop by each day the rest of this month, because every post features an author/narrator duo that I am totally and utterly in love with.
But a word of caution: Listen to audio clips before you buy your books. Make sure you enjoy the narrator’s voice. Because while I totally love my audio books and will never give them up. There have been a few narrators that didn’t do it for me. I ended up reading the book the old fashion way.
So I want to wet your appetite a little more. I shared above Mr. Jim Dale reading part of Ms. Morgenstern’s The Night Circus , which I would HIGHLY recommend you listen too!!! Below is another one of my favorite series on audio (and yes I think I am sharing all my favorites with you this month).
Diana Rowland’s White Trash Zombie series is so amazingly, funny and I can’t wait for the next installment in this series. So please enjoy Ms. Rowland’s White Trash Zombie clips narrated by Allison McLemore
Book one My Life as a White Trash Zombie
Book Two: Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues
Books Three: White Trash Zombie Apocalypse
Book Four: How the White Trash Zombie Got Her Groove Back