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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Audio Book Week: Day 2 Choosing Your Audio Book

From our Audio Book Week host at Devourer of Books
Day 2 Discussion
How do you decide what you’ll listen to? Do you mostly listen, or split time between listening and reading? Particularly if you split time, how do you decide what you’ll consume in audio and what in print?
Pretty much what I'm in the mood to hear - which is much the way I choose print books.
Am I ready for some non-fiction thoughtfulness ?
Am I needing some fluff to give my brain a break?
What am I interested in at the moment?
My choices for audio depend on what I have available.
Have I downloaded something I am ready to listen to?  
Is it a good time to listen - enough time?  no distractions?
or can I relax with a great book just to enjoy the pleasure of reading?
Public libraries are great for finding audio books.  If they're not shelved, then a request will
bring them to my closest branch within days.  Always a great option.
Another option I enjoy is checking out local charity/thrift shops.  
I've found a Lot of amazing audio books and book sets for value priced listening!
Agatha Christie's 'Partners in Crime' series, 
a vintage classic Durkin Hayes Pride and Prejudice, 

3 'More New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' - 
[original radio dramas starring Nigel Bruce and Tom Conway]
in addition to the Louis L'Amours mentioned in yesterday's post.

How about your audio listening?
Any tips that add to the discussion?


readingdate said...

I put audiobooks on hold at the library too. Sometimes the wait is long but there's always something else to listen to in the meantime. I haven't had much luck at thrift stores yet, but I'll keep on the lookout.

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I love that you use your library! That is my first choice for audiobooks that way I don't have to buy them or use my audible credits for them!

Michelle (my books. my life.) said...

Those vintage finds must be cassette tapes though, right?

JoAnn said...

I used to borrow a lot of audios from the library, but now I pretty much stick to audible and review copies.

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