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Friday, 21 June 2013

AudioBook Week : Sources and Resources

Final day of Audio Book Week 

Host Jen , Devourer of Books, asks us to comment on

Today’s prompt:
Where do you learn about great audiobook titles? Buy your audiobooks? Share your secrets with the rest of us! We’d particularly love to know what narrators or publishers are active in social media or do a great job communicating with listeners.
I often learn about them from regular book blogger
Martha of Reviews by Martha's  Bookshelf.

It's always fun receiving the author's announcement of their title now available on Audio
or earlier in the process of choosing their narrator and progress to completion.
I also search out fave book titles, checking if there's an audio version
or the kindle audio for a title at amazon.
And directly from publishers.
Searching my library online is another easily accessible route for new titles without cost.
I receive a few newsletters posting their Free AudioBook of the Month from
Oasis Audio, Christian Audio, GoBible, [click for June's free offer]
steadily building my audiobook library
and eChristian - always interesting choices and .99 offers.
Each of the above named publishers have excellent interaction via twitter and FB.

Another couple AudioBook sources?
Reviews by host Teresa and bloggers taking the Audio Book Challenge for this year 
AudioBookMart provides your opp to comparison shop - always helpful! has multiple links worth checking out both Free and purchase.
3000 FREE public domain AudioBooks [and eBooks]
available anytime at BooksShouldBeFree
Another free offer available at AllYouCanBooks
as many audiobooks as you want for 15 days.
Membership at 14.99 / mon afterward, without limit 
on the number of audiobooks [and ebooks] you download.

More AudioBook sources found at Librivox
Hoping these are helpful connections for your reading and audiobook listening libraries !

I have to say it's been a great week of meeting new people and finding new audiobooks.
Thank you, Jen, for hosting in spite of unexpected family obligations.
It's been a great experience and broadened my learning - always appreciated!
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Trish said...

I haven't heard of many of the websites that you list but I have used LibriVox and similar public domain services in the past. They work great in a pinch but sometimes the narrators aren't quite as professional (don't even get me started on the audio for Ulysses!) I'll have to look into the others.

Laura Fabiani said...

Oh, I need to check out some of your resources! You are the only one who mentioned these ones.

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

Great resources here. I need to check out those newsletters.

Terra said...

I don't have any resources to share since I don't listen to books, I am sticking to reading since I like it so much.

Wanda said...

I tend to read books more than listen to the audiobooks but I have gotten some from GoBible.

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