Audio Books

@PamelaL (252)
United States
September 9, 2009 5:53pm CST
Do you enjoy audio books? I got interested in them when I got my ipod a couple of years ago. They don't replace my real books, either. I'm able to listen at work and what I like to do is listen to non-fiction at work, and read my fiction everywhere else. I've listened to both of Barack Obama's books, 1776, John Adams, The Mayflower and more. I prefer the unabridged versions.
3 responses
@jedopi (401)
• Canada
22 Apr 10
I like audio books so much that I have started recording some at Librivox.org. It is an all volunteer organization that has volunteers that read public domain books and then uploads them onto the internet. You can find some great old classics there and a lot of books that you may never have heard of before. You should check it out, I think they are great.
• Uruguay
10 Sep 09
Ugh, i hate Audio Books, I'm a really fast reader and the pace the narrators go at kills me . I prefer reading the book, i love reading and will usually retain the whole book, whereas i'll quickly forget if i just heard it .
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
9 Sep 09
It really depends on my mood. Normally I prefer to actually read the book. It takes less time for me and I use books as my chance to relax. I used to listen to them all the time though. My biggest problem was I would get so into listening to the book that I would stop whatever else I was doing or get slower at it. I loved listening to them while driving long distances. I got some funny looks when I was laughing in the car and there was no one else in there with me!