Nina Bocci is a novelist, publicist, eternal optimist, unabashed lipgloss enthusiast, constant apologist, and a hopeless romanticist. She has too many college degrees that she’s not using, and a Lego addiction that she blames on her son.
I now will turn over the blot to Nina.
I’ve found that when talking about audio books, people either love them or hate them. There aren’t many ‘meh’ answers but they’re the people that you can sway with a great narrator.
I’m in the LOVE category. I’ve listened to audio for so long, I remember when you could buy a big pack of CD’s from Waldenbooks. In fact, my first set of Harry Potter was on discs!
Speaking of Harry, Jim Dale is my favorite narrator. If you haven’t listened to him, please take a moment to get a sample from iTunes or Audible and enjoy the hell out of it. Most of the books I listen to on audio are MG, YA or non-fiction.
For me, the narrator makes all the difference. It can make or break the book in my opinion. I love that most publishers and self-pubbed authors get to choose their own narrator. It helps to have someone that is, in your mind, perfect for your book.
A suggestion that many people share is to get samples before buying any of them, it helps tremendously when deciding to buy. I’ve found some of my favorite books that way.
My nearly ten-year-old son is also an audio book fanatic. We listen to them everywhere lately. To and from school, piano, the mall, wherever. Even when we’re cooking dinner, we’re listening to something. His favorites are Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, The Secret Keepers, the Mr. Lemoncello series, The Mysterious Benedict Society and basically anything read by Jesse Bernstein who is his absolute favorite narrator.
The thing with audio books, is that you can listen anywhere. On a walk with your dog, on a road trip, at the store perusing the shelves or my favorite, cooking dinner. It helps pass the time and you get to immerse yourself in another world. Especially when this one seems so bleak, it’s a great escape.
So pull up a pair of ear buds or Beats and fall in love with a great story.
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