Audio books have been a massive part of my bookish life for the last 8 years or so. They’ve also been been a big part of my blogging life.
Personally I’m not a very fast reader compared to the vast majority of bloggers which, considering the huge array of books I WANT to get to, is frustrating. Audio books help massively there for me.
There’s just something about chilling in bed, listening to a book that I love. After all, ever since ancient times, we are naturally a race of storytellers. Reading will always be fantastic, but spoken word stories will always predate that. And will always hold a special place for me. Especially listening to a good horror in the dark.
I’m happy to see so many more people getting into audio books across the blogging world in the past few years.
Are audio books something you’ve used for a while now? Or are you new to the audio hype? Are you tempted (literally nothing to lose if you’re curious as Audible has a month free trial). Have you tried and just don’t enjoy?
For those that do enjoy; what are some of your favourite audio books? Do you have any favourite narrators? When/where do you prefer to listen?
On the subject of narrators, I recently got in touch with one who very kindly agreed to take part in an interview (that’ll be up in the future when we finalise it) and I’m hoping for more industry interviews in the future (be it publishers, narrators, audio book publishers etc …).