Do you ever listen to audio books?

audio books - audio books
United States
November 24, 2006 10:14am CST
I personally love audio books, especially for long trips or commutes to work, etc. When I was very sick with cancer and didn't really have the concentration levels I needed to read I really enjoyed having the books on audio. What books have you listened to?
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@macubx (11422)
• Philippines
24 Nov 06
yes.. i love this kind of books, i usually listen to computer related books..
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• United States
25 Nov 06
Isn't it harder to have someone read those type of books to you? Just curious. Learning stuff is one of those things I have to look at myself in black and white. I can listen to audio books for entertainment but I'm not sure I could do it to learn things.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
24 Nov 06
Yes, I love audio books, especially while driving. I think a person has to train themselves to listen. Sometimes I would find my mind wandering but the nice thing about audiobooks is you can go back to where you quit listening and listen again.
• United States
25 Nov 06
exactly... you can always rewind I find my mind tends to wander once in awhile too though.
@kgwat70 (13395)
• United States
24 Nov 06
No, I never tried listening to audio books and have no clue what that is like or about. Do you have any recommendations and where can you find audio books? Borders or Barnes and Noble?
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• United States
25 Nov 06
I get a lot of mine on paperbackswap.com as I trade a lot of books (usually regular paperback or hard cover) and get enough points to order the books on tape for free. They can be expensive. Your local library will usually carry them. Any book store has them. And you can also order and download them online at various sites for a reasonable amount.
@tibido (4080)
• Italy
24 Nov 06
yes sometimes
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@alchemistrx (2567)
• Philippines
25 Nov 06
I like audio books than ones I have to read because it made feel sleepy reading nowadays. I like language audio books. I can easily remember something when I hear it.
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• United States
25 Nov 06
yes.. learning a language via audio book would be extremely beneficial!
@BruceFR (472)
• France
24 Nov 06
Never :s
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• United States
25 Nov 06
You should try it! Saves the eyes and can be very entertaining!
@jeb083079 (840)
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
i have listened to one audio book only and the it is "Retire Young, Retire Rich" by Robert Kiyosaki. this is a very motivational and inspirational book about investing and getting rich.
@sweetie88 (4559)
• Pakistan
19 Feb 07
Audio Books - Here is an image of Audio Books.
No, i never listened to any audio book yet. I do n't have any interest in listening to audio books but like to read other books but i think to listen audio books is also n't bad but actually, i do n't use my tape recorder and also do n't on my speakers when i on my pc so i cann't hear to audio books but once, i listened to an online book.
@zenmachado (1619)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Its really great to listen to audiobooks, and I actually feel that is helps you pay attention better. You have to listen intently at everything being said, so as you get use to hearing the stories.. you are actually training yourself to better pay attention. Plus, you finish stories much faster. Well at least thats the case in my personal experience...
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I can't just listen to a book like that, my mind wanders. I will not hear it or pay attention. If I try to do it at home, I end up getting up to clean or something and completely miss listening to it.
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@selvamdp (373)
• India
4 Feb 07
yes i listen to audio books
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
I never have, but, I hear they're really great. I commute about 2 hours a day total, and this would be a great way to make the time go by. Good idea.
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• Switzerland
4 Feb 07
I'm listening to almost all audio books I can get my hands on, and there are many :-) - I'm running my own audio books store (see my profile for the URL) and as I want to know how the audio books are, I am listening at least 3 to 4 hours every day. Walking the dog is a good time for me, working out, too. And sometimes just relaxing is fine as well.
• United States
26 Jan 07
My mom gets audio books from the libray for whenever she travels. I listen to them with her if we are going some place together. I own "The Book of Secrets" by Deepak Chopra and "The Elegant Universe" by Brian Greene. I can't listen to those two in the car because they make me fall asleep for some reason.
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@azriel (2108)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
yes i love audio books. keeps me occupied whenever i go out and run some errands.
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@munmun (808)
• India
27 Nov 06
Yes.., I enjoy listening to a good book especially if the narrator can make every character sound different. Harry Potter for example.., Jim Daly is the narrator and does an unbelievably wonderful job.
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@shadowauror (1517)
• India
25 Nov 06
Ive listen to them when i was smaller ..mostly fairy tales .. Puss in boots and all. How are u now ??
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
25 Nov 06
I love listening to all types of audiobooks. The last book I listened to was "The Great Influenza". A fascinating 19 CD long read about the 1918 pandemic.
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@chaitu007 (1339)
• India
25 Nov 06
i never listen to audio books
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@mariamcj (576)
• India
25 Nov 06
no..i don't like as i don't have the patience to hear it all.......