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June Is Audiobook Month

Do You Love a Good Audiobook?


Guess what: June is National Audiobook Month! Exciting, isn't it? Of course, it got me thinking of my own audiobook habits. I'm not a purist, and I enjoy keeping a book-on-iPod nearby for long road trips and the gym. It allows me to cram in more "reading" than my schedule would otherwise allow.

On the other hand, I never listen to a book that is more complicated than say, something by Stephen King or Jennifer Wiener, and I feel staunchly committed to reading the classics with my own eyes. What about you? Do you curl up with a good audiobook now and again?

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kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I've actually never listened to an Audiobook... I want to try it though
geohiker geohiker 8 years
Love audio books! I also love to read books, but having audio books is great for when I'm running errands, cleaning, working in the garden, etc. And if you break away from using an ipod, you can check out free audio books from most public libraries now - just download them from the website to your player and you have a ton of great free books! (Libraries are not discriminating against ipod users - Apple won't work with the service; yet another annoying thing about ipods.)
pertunmaa pertunmaa 8 years
I love free audiobooks. Best in June Nixonland http://www.audiobookss.com/2008/05/audiobook-nixonland-the-rise-of-a-president-and-the-fracturing-of-america/
queen_b queen_b 8 years
I'm still on the fence about audio books. I tried to listen to YOU On a Diet & I couldn't seem to keep focused, like when I'm actually reading.
italianblonde italianblonde 8 years
No, they definitely annoy me! I can't pay attention to them.
smistasan smistasan 8 years
I love audiobooks. I love reading and listening to audiobooks lets me read more books than I would just reading visually.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
I said 'other' because I LOVE to read and do so all the time, but audiobooks have a special place in my heart. Well, really it's the Harry Potter audiobooks. . . On a trip with long train rides in Morocco, my friends and I read to each other from the 4th book, and it was so delightful, and we all just got really into it, lol. SO when I got back, I decided to get them on audiobook! I'm so glad I did, because now whenever I listen to them before bed, I fall asleep so quickly, which is GREAT because I had a touch of insomnia before. It's a great cure!
lily8206 lily8206 8 years
Not for me, I like actually reading my books! Besides, I'm much more of a visual learner so I think if I tried listening to books my mind would wonder and I'd miss important parts of the story.
Pets Pets 8 years
I love audiobooks when I am cleaning up or packing. Music doesn't occupy me enough and I want to sit down and watch the TV if I have it on!
Random2 Random2 8 years
I'll listen to audio books once in a blue moon, and usually when I'm knitting and don't really feel like trying to set something up that allows me to read an actual book while doing so. I still prefer the paper and ink books to audio books.
0danielle0 0danielle0 8 years
Sometimes it's nice to hear an author read his or her own words. I've got both of Barack Obama's books, as well as "A New Earth" in my iTunes, and I plan on buying Chelsea Lately's "Are You There Vodka, It's Me, Chelsea"!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I love them both, at work I listen to Audiobooks I couldnt get through my day without them (right now listening to Stephen Kinds The Cell) at home i read regular books. Netlibrary.com has FREE audiobook downloads. FYI.
emmebeth emmebeth 8 years
I find it pretty pathetic that there is an "Audiobook Month."
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I personally don't like audio books because my mind wanders when I'm listening - especially to books - so I'm better with reading. I also like to re-read some passages if I find a sentence/paragraph particularly beautiful or moving and you tend to miss that when listening to an audiobook.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
I LOVE to read you know with a real book. But I love audio books when I'm traveling or if I'm cleaning I listen to the HP audio books. The time goes much quicker. :oops:
ShannonSoCrazy ShannonSoCrazy 8 years
I don't like them. I'm with k squared, I lose focus to easy if I'm just listening to it. I suppose it would work if I was reading the book while listening to the audio, but that kind of defeats the purpose.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I love actually opening a book and flipping the pages
Xian Xian 8 years
I've uploaded dozens and dozens of audiobooks that I borrowed from the library for free. So it cost me nuttin' and I'll have copies in MP3 form forever!
sleekeasy sleekeasy 8 years
i love the harry potter audiobooks by jim dale, he has the best voices
MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
I like them for when I am on the road or something like that. I wouldn't sit down and listen to one. And I like the easy going ones.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
I would rather read...audiobooks are way too expensive.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I love reading, but I do audiobooks almost everyday on my commute.
Xian Xian 8 years
They help me cope with long commutes. And I might not have otherwise every bothered reading a lot of great classics. Currently enjoying David McCollough's "The Great Bridge" in time for the Brooklyn Bridge's 125 birthday.
mylog mylog 8 years
Audio books are great and easy to use but I really enjoy a balance as being good so my eyes don't get lazy on me.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 8 years
I don't think I would be able to "read" that way.
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