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Have you ever listened to an entire audiobook?

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ladyniner81 I hate people
04/08/16 10:07 am

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.

ParaguasPato Columbus GA
04/08/16 3:01 am

Umm... Does green eggs and ham count?

brentwho Home
04/07/16 1:06 pm

Love audio books, allows one to multitask when you need to and still enjoy a book

Podcasts are good for that too

WillametteKevin Mossopolis
04/07/16 8:38 am

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.

04/07/16 12:03 am

Here is a thought, actually reading a whole book

04/08/16 9:18 am

Most people have done that. Apparently, most people haven't listened to a whole audiobook

04/06/16 9:54 pm

Many libraries have free downloadable audio books.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
04/06/16 7:51 pm

I love downloading audiobooks from my library all the time. Free, fun and convenient.

04/06/16 3:54 pm

In seventh grade we had an entire week dedicated to listening to an audio book in social studies

aclincoln memphis
04/06/16 3:24 pm

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

04/06/16 4:11 pm

laika likes to listen at night. found a batch of "Twilight Zone" radio programs. wonderful! 🐐🐕

04/06/16 8:05 am

My parents played one on a ling ride and there was nothing else to do

04/06/16 8:03 am

I've never read an entire book.

riggsy Myrtle Beach, S.C.
04/06/16 11:28 am

That's a sad commentary.

04/06/16 12:21 pm

Wow. Just wow. You have missed out on so much. CAN you read?

04/06/16 12:23 pm

It's a joke, people.

mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
04/06/16 6:15 am

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.

riggsy Myrtle Beach, S.C.
04/06/16 5:47 am

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. 😡

04/06/16 4:05 am

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.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
04/06/16 2:11 am

Ii get lazy sometimes with books I want to the audiobook is perfect.

tdaddy Kentucky
04/05/16 11:22 pm

I doubt it, but until I buy another I'm only going to get recordings and finish every one I begin before I buy any more. No more music, no more podcasts until I finish The Brothers Karamazov.

TreeHugs Oregon
04/05/16 11:18 pm

Drove from Louisiana to Oregon twice. Audio books made it a lot less miserable.

kanji401 SoCal gal
04/05/16 11:09 pm

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.

NexusBlue California
04/05/16 10:44 pm

I like them but they often make me fall asleep!!!

kywrite augusta, ga
04/05/16 9:52 pm

Audiobooks are great while cleaning or doing laundry, but I prefer The Tolkien Professor's podcasts. Because geekery.

hoosierwisdom inner voice
04/05/16 9:37 pm

It is my only form of pleasure reading

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/05/16 8:28 pm

Yes, but they tend to put me to sleep. I'd rather read my Kindle.

Alex619 California
04/05/16 8:28 pm

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.

04/05/16 8:10 pm

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.

EarlyBird Portland
04/06/16 1:36 am

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.

04/06/16 5:04 am

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.

hmrhed1 Oregon
04/05/16 7:53 pm

Every work day for seventeen years so far. I drive for a living. Couldn't guess at how many audiobooks I've listened to.

TrustyShellback Latveria
04/05/16 7:48 pm

The Wheel of Time 📯 series by Robert Jordan during my commute 🔄; took 14 months.

04/05/16 8:08 pm

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.

04/06/16 5:55 am

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.

TrustyShellback Latveria
04/05/16 7:48 pm

The Wheel of Time 📯 series by Robert Jordan during my commute 🔄; took 14 months.

DeathSheep Michigan
04/05/16 7:20 pm

Yup listened to one from start to finish on a 18 hour car trip. Was really nice actually.

04/05/16 7:14 pm

I walk about four miles every day and I listen while I walk. It's great.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Texas
04/05/16 7:10 pm

No, I have friends who love it, but I haven't tried it. 🙂

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
04/05/16 7:03 pm

Nearly Daily.

breanne Denver, Co
04/05/16 6:55 pm

Lots! Especially on road trips!

Kimbobee the middle of nowhere
04/05/16 6:50 pm

Quite a few times but I'd rather read it myself.

firefly5 the verse
04/05/16 6:44 pm

It's what I listen to when I run.

tdyakker lost
04/05/16 6:42 pm

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.

davidwhite1 Building it Bigger
04/05/16 6:38 pm

Thanks to the ease of 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.

04/05/16 8:22 pm

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.

jvc1133 61535
04/05/16 6:25 pm

Why listen to part, do you put the book away unfinished?

raywygo Pittsburgh
04/05/16 6:23 pm

I've never listened to one sentence from an audio book.

yepnope Maryland
04/05/16 6:29 pm

Thank you for sharing.

raywygo Pittsburgh
04/05/16 6:32 pm

No problem.

tidford My little piece of heaven
04/05/16 6:20 pm

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.

susanr Colorado
04/05/16 9:05 pm

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.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/05/16 6:17 pm

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.

NoNameToBeHad nope
04/05/16 6:17 pm

can't stand the things

alynn Somewhere wonderful
04/05/16 6:13 pm

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.

04/05/16 6:04 pm

The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane

chinito Florida
04/05/16 5:57 pm

All the time in the car

04/05/16 5:52 pm

Just finished listened to Sissy Spacek read To Kill A Mockingbird, free, from my library. Wonderful!!

04/05/16 8:23 pm

I was curious about how she'd do as a narrator. I may give it a try.

Kay41 the Midwest
04/05/16 5:49 pm

No, I really don't like to be read to, but I love to read myself.