Monday, April 30, 2012

Musing Mondays, April 30, 2012


 
This week’s musing asks…
Do you listen to audiobooks? If not, why not? And, if so, what has been one of your favorites, so far?

I do listen to audio books.  I like to listen when I am driving and I keep one going in my car all the time.  There are two audio books in my post today listing what else I read/listened to in April.  I can't say I have one favorite.  While I listen to authors I know I also use audio books to explore new authors.  One that comes to mind is A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.  That one was a long book and I listened to it when I was making frequent trips to stay with my Mother during her last illness.  I just finished listening to the Jacob's Ladder trilogy by Elizabeth Bear.  I stated in my review that while I enjoyed listening to all three I would never have finished them in book form.

I usually check audio books out at my local library.  When I am traveling and not near a library I have rented audio books from Cracker Barrel restaurant.  You purchase for full price and if you finish in the rental period you turn it in at any other Cracker Barrel and get a refund for most of the price. 
 

9 comments:

  1. Everyone's answer is so different today! It mostly goes from really liking them to not at all. But I'm glad you have enjoyed them. I haven't tried one yet. Here is my MM: http://booking-and-hooking.blogspot.ca/2012/04/musing-mondays-apr-30th.html

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  2. I would probably fall asleep listening to them. I just wouldn't be able to concentrate. Here's my Musing

    Cathy @ Addicted to Books

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  3. I didn't know about the Cracker Barrel audibooks. Pretty cool :)

    http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/04/musing-mondays_30.html

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  4. I really like your answer! I think I'm going to give audiobooks another try!

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  5. First off, let me thank you for the visit today. As you already know I do listen to audio books. I especially like listening to memoir, read by the author, it makes me feel like they are right here with me sharing their life stories.

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  6. I love listening to audios on my commute to work. They can be such fun to listen to.

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  7. I listened to mine in the car too :) That's where I listen to mine the most!

    Janina

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  8. i don't listen to audiobooks but they would be good on a long road trip. good to know about cracker barrel!

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  9. Sometimes listening to a book is so much better than listening to music.. Really enjoyed Discovery of Witches ... Thanks for visiting :)

    ~ Keely ~

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