What the Feck?! (WTF?!)
Every Monday we will post a book related topic
or talking to others in the book community.
JUNE IS AUDIOBOOK MONTH
This week's WTF post is brought to you in part by Audible.com.
You guys know by now that I have a love for audiobooks. I try to turn other readers and bloggers on to them. I've been successful in getting a few bloggers and a real life friend to give them a try. And now that they are hooked. I feel like an audio "dealer". Just one listen and you'll be coming back for more. LOL That's why I decided to host an audiobook challenge this year. Which I totally completed my chosen level within the 1st quarter. Just look at the update post.
I don't know if you guys have noticed but there's usually at least one audio review a week here by me. Honestly if it was for me listening to audios in the car and at work I would only get 1 book read every other week. I've been spending more and more time online at night chatting on Twitter or catching up on my new favorite TV show, Supernatural that my reading time has slowed down.
And truthfully, I've been enjoying listening to books more than reading them lately. But it's all about the narrators. A great narrator can really add to an already great book. See a few examples in one of my earlier WTF posts.
Where do you get your audiobooks from?
I've been asked this question by many people on Goodreads, Shelfari and Twitter. The answer is my local library and Audible.com.
I try to use my library system as much as I can to save money but their selection is limited; although it's getting better all the time. But when I purchase my audiobooks I do it 98% of the time through Audible.com.
Audible.com has been my provider of choice for audiobooks since becoming a member in 2010. They have the biggest audio library to choose from (at the moment). And if you listen to audios you know that sometimes a narrator just doesn't work for you and now with their exchange/return policy you can't loose. I've exchanged two audios after not liking the narration with no questions asked.
Why do you like audiobooks?
Another question I get asked by non-listeners. Again if the narrator is great it's like having someone "act out" the book for your listening enjoyment. Authors can bring characters and worlds to life on the page but with an awesome narrator it's like having a book in 3D. It makes the experience richer.
How do you listen to your audiobooks?
I downloaded the free Audible.com app for iPhone. It's really easy to use.
What audiobooks do you recommend?
I get this question from readers wanting to pop their audiobook cherry. Well here is my audiobook auto buy list.
Downside Ghosts Series by Stacia Kane, Narrated by Bahni Turpin
Kate Daniels Series by Ilonda Andrews, Narrated by Renée Raudman
Dreg City Series by Kelly Meding, Narrated by Xe Sands
Elemental Assassin by Jennifer Estep, Narrated by Lauren Fortgang
Jane Yellowrock by Faith Hunter, Narrated by Khristine Hvam Kies
Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole, Narrated by Robert Petkoff
Anything by Molly Harper and Narrated by Amanda Ronconi
Charley Davidson Series by Dyrand Jones, Narrated by Lorelei King
I was contacted by Audible.com. They wanted to know if I would share my customer comments about their audio services. I said sure. The timing was perfect since I had this WFT topic already on my calendar.
Audible.com gifted me with 2 audio credits for being a customer and for agreeing to givie my feedback to my readers. But I feel a little icky keeping the credits for myself. So that means.....GIVEAWAY TIME. Two lucky readers will get 1 audio of their choice.
This giveaway is sponsored by Audible.com
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What audiobooks will you be listening to this month?