Anybody listen to Audiobooks?
most popular books are available as audio books. We go to sleep on one every night. We’re working our way through the game of thrones books at the moment, excellent series. All the disc world novels are available too, not exactly gripping but very entertaining. It helps cost wise to use piratebay or other such illegal torrenting methods.Posted 5 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
Yup, been using them for nearly four years – spend at least two hours a day in the car and they’ve been an absolute revelation! Use audible, and get through at least a couple a month.
The narrator can make or break a book, and I’ve often chosen books as much by narrator as author; Sean Barrett, Jonathan Keeble and Steven Pacey are great – the latter was an actor in ‘Blakes Seven’!
Sean Barrett narrated the Jo Nesbo books – well worth investigating if you like thrillers.Posted 5 years agoz1ppyMember
Can only agree with the above, made my hour each way commute much more bearable. Can’t believe how expensive they are though… Sci-fi is my genre but I did throughly enjoy the Smiley series. I actually have 4 real books from authors I really like, that I just haven’t bothered to read yet (found an audio version of one of the book & am conflicted as to which version to ‘read’ first!)Posted 5 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
Audible looks good but is crazily expensive. For £15 a month I would expect unlimited downloads rather than just two.
I would expect Amazon/ Google/Apple to start undercutting them in the near future.
I *think* that Audible is part of Amazon, but stand to be corrected.
I do compare the prices of books between Audible and iTunes and have only found iTunes to be cheaper than the cost of my Audible subscription once or twice.
AFAIK Google doesn’t do audiobooks but it may just be a matter of time before they do!Posted 5 years ago
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