Audiobook lovers, here’s a fun challenge for 2012 we found. It’s being hosted over at Teresa’s Reading Corner. If you pop over to her site you can sign up and take part in the 2012 Audio Book Challenge. She’s created, with the help of @dogearedcopy, four levels to the challenge:
- Flirting-Listen to 6 Audio Books
- Going Steady- Listen to 12 Audio Books
- Lover- Listen to 25 Audio Books
- Married-Listen to +++ Audio Books
Don’t forget to check out the rest of her book and audiobook reviews. Thanks for coming up with this Teresa, it looks like a lot of fun!
It’s not too late to sign up…
- Another Life
- Border Princes
- Slow Decay
- Everyone Says Hello
- In The Shadows
- The Sin Eaters
- Ghost Train Pt1 | Pt2
- Department X Pt1 | Pt2
All files (excluding the last two which are mp3) can only be played in itunes, but they are all i could find. But everyone has itunes, so yeah :P
1. The amount I “read” has greatly increased since I started to listen to audio books.
2. I can listen to audio books during my commute to and from work.
4. I don’t need to any light to listen to audio books.
5. Many audio books are read by the author which make the experience more personable.
An audio book is a sound recording of a book. Some recordings are abridged, meaning that some parts of the book (fluff stuff, not the key parts) are omitted. Others are the unabridged, or complete, book.
In the past audio books were distributed mainly on CDs or cassette tapes, but nowadays downloadable digital formats (eg MP3) are the most popular way of listening to audio books.
The great thing about digital formats is that you can download audio books and begin listening to it in just minutes. Transferring audio books to your portable listening device (iPod, Blackberry, etc) means you can listen while jogging, driving, working out, taking a walk, etc.
The biggest online seller of audio books is Audible, which is owned by Amazon.com. There are also many places where you can download audio books for free. The following article lists my favorite places to download free audio books: 10 Places to Download Free Audio Books. Another good place to start is with the Audible.com free trial which lets you download a high-quality audio book for free as part of a 14 day no-obligation trial.