Have you ever listened to an entire audiobook?
If I ever get to drive again, people on here gave me good ideas what to do if I drive down to my sister's (which I plan on doing) audio books.
Umm... Does green eggs and ham count?
Love audio books, allows one to multitask when you need to and still enjoy a book
Podcasts are good for that too
Reading is preferred. Listening to a book in a car is also preferred.
Listening to a movie in a car brings a completely different experience to the movie as well. Then watch it again.
Here is a thought, actually reading a whole book
Most people have done that. Apparently, most people haven't listened to a whole audiobook
Many libraries have free downloadable audio books.
I love downloading audiobooks from my library all the time. Free, fun and convenient.
In seventh grade we had an entire week dedicated to listening to an audio book in social studies
the summer before ninth grade I was assigned to read Jane eyre, the count of monte cristo, and an American plague. I just could not get through Jane eyre, but I was super paranoid about not knowing enough about it in time for school. so I bought the audiobook and read along. turns out I really didn't have anything to worry about when I went back to school but oh well
I listen to audiobooks all the time.
laika likes to listen at night. found a batch of "Twilight Zone" radio programs. wonderful! 🐐🐕
My parents played one on a ling ride and there was nothing else to do
I've never read an entire book.
That's a sad commentary.
Wow. Just wow. You have missed out on so much. CAN you read?
It's a joke, people.
I really prefer to just read.
Years ago a local radio station used to read a chapter or so out of a book each day. I think I listen to three or four books before they ended the program.
Yes. I was driving about 200 miles and put in an audio tape. Got so engrossed in the story that I went 20 miles beyond my exit. 😡
Yes I have an audible account and listen using my commutes. The narrator definitely makes it breaks it. Ive listened to some with multiple voice actors and sound effects that were fantastic and others where its essentially the guy reading the book out loud.
But overall I enjoy the experience.
Ii get lazy sometimes with books I want to reread...so the audiobook is perfect.
I doubt it, but until I buy another I'm only going to get librivox.org recordings and finish every one I begin before I buy any more. No more music, no more podcasts until I finish The Brothers Karamazov.
Drove from Louisiana to Oregon twice. Audio books made it a lot less miserable.
I used to listen to audio books every day on my long drive home from work in rush hour traffic. Getting into the story, I didn't mind the stop and go traffic and I arrived home totally unfrazzled.
I like them but they often make me fall asleep!!!
Audiobooks are great while cleaning or doing laundry, but I prefer The Tolkien Professor's podcasts. Because geekery.
It is my only form of pleasure reading
at least once a week.
Yes, but they tend to put me to sleep. I'd rather read my Kindle.
Me too !!
I listen to podcasts, radio etc. all day long but for some reason it's hard for me to focus on audio books. Not sure why.
I listen to audiobooks all the time. I have the kids hooked on them, too. My oldest (3rd grader) has to read every book she wants to listen to first, though.
Hmm.. I distinctly remember the first boy I ever had a crush on, was in 4th grade. From that point on, I was distracted by boys. Good thing your girls are going to private school.
They still go to school with boys (for now). My 3 year old announces about once a week that she's going to marry one of the boys in her class. And my 3rd grader stopped being friends with another girl because they both had a crush on the same boy.
We may need to send them to a boarding school.
Every work day for seventeen years so far. I drive for a living. Couldn't guess at how many audiobooks I've listened to.
The Wheel of Time 📯 series by Robert Jordan during my commute 🔄; took 14 months.
That's one of my favorite series. I read all the way through, until the last 3, which I listened to. They were so well narrated I'm planning on listening to the whole series someday when I have time.
Yes! My friend told me about them and I gave them a try. Now I'm on book 10 and listened to the audiobooks the whole way. Definitely one of my favorite book series now.
Yup listened to one from start to finish on a 18 hour car trip. Was really nice actually.
I walk about four miles every day and I listen while I walk. It's great.
No, I have friends who love it, but I haven't tried it. 🙂
Lots! Especially on road trips!
Quite a few times but I'd rather read it myself.
It's what I listen to when I run.
Several. They're great for long road trips. We've even turned family members on to them. Just make sure you like the voice of the person reading them otherwise it can be annoying as all get out.
Thanks to the ease of Audible.com I listen to books all the time I have over 200 books in my audio collection and have listened to over 4,000 hours over the last 4 years.
Same here. I go through about 50 credits a year. They used to give me a hard time about renewing every 6 months instead of waiting for the full year.
Why listen to part, do you put the book away unfinished?
I've never listened to one sentence from an audio book.
Thank you for sharing.
I haven't either, ray.
During the day I play a book whenever driving, excercising or doing boring housework.
I used to have terrible insomnia. Now I put a book on, bookmark my location and set it to play for 30 minutes and sleep very well. Usually when picking up ext day I remember about 5 minutes of last night's read - no more insomnia! - No, the books aren't usually boring, just a nice way to focus on relaxation rather than the hassel of the day.
If you don't want to spend the money, most libraries have downloads that are good for 21 days and you can renew once. Weird concept but it seems to work just fine. Ask your lirarian.
And if you are taking a long flight - a pair of blinders, noise cancelling head phones (under $30 on Amazon) and a great book (if you want to stay awake) or a mildly boring book for red eye, can make the trip a breeze.
I do exactly the same thing at night. I don't have insomnia, but I just don't want to "put the book down" when I go to sleep. I set a bookmark, and set the book to shut off after 30 minutes. Almost like clockwork, I have to crank it back to with 5 minutes of the bookmark in the morning.
I've never listened to more than a sample of an audiobook, but I doubt I could get through one. I do like letting my Kindle read to me sometimes, but even then the pace is tedious. I can read fast enough to stay interested, but I can't listen fast enough to stay interested, or at least, the reader can't read out loud fast enough to keep me interested.
can't stand the things
Many! I used to listen to Shakespeare on the way home from work, and I listen to audiobooks when I'm driving a long distance alone.
The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane
All the time in the car
Just finished listened to Sissy Spacek read To Kill A Mockingbird, free, from my library. Wonderful!!
I was curious about how she'd do as a narrator. I may give it a try.
No, I really don't like to be read to, but I love to read myself.