Post by lostinwonders on Aug 7, 2013 16:54:07 GMT -5
I mostly listened to classics because I can download them freely on the internet and sometimes, classics are tedious to read on paper and it is easier to listen to them. Plus, there is a great website where volunteers do a great job (there is classical music at the beginning and the end of the chapter...). Unfortunately, it is in French and I don't know it there is any website like this in English. I just know Librivox but for what I have seen so far, it is not as good as the French website :/
But you are probably looking for modern books and I can't help you in that matter
I'm a bit jealous how well audiobooks work for most people. I'm so bad at it, I tend to zone out after 10 minutes, even worse when I try it on a run. But I've managed a couple of Wodehouse stories, I think they work really well as audiobooks!
I can't do Librivox anymore - I've been spoiled by professional narrators. I do like classics on audio though. use the library so still free.
Oh, I have never thought using the library to get audiobooks Can be a good idea. Though I don't really like the library in my town. It is a really small town and most of the time the books I want to read aren't there and that is ssssooo frustrating!
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It's not a book, but I'm addicted to the audio version of the Economist!!
"The word, the word above all, is truly magical, not only by it's meaning, but by it's artful manipulation."
"See, kuidas maailm tehtud on, püsib saladusena. Ja ehkki tühjus ümbritseb olemasolu niisama paratamatult nagu pimedus valgust, võib kõikide valikute tühisuses osutuda ometi ainuvõimalikuks tulekandjate tee."
"Isegi kui sa tead, mida teha, ei tea sa seda ikkagi. "
I love this series called The Hangman's Daughter on audio. I listened to the first two books, The Hangman's Daughter and The Dark Monk, which were narrated by this amazing guy, Grover Garland. I LOVE his voice. When I actually read the third book, The Beggar King, I "heard" him reading in my mind
I also really like the Harry Potter books on audio!
Last Read: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Currently Reading: Inferno by Dan Brown
TBR (tentative): Passion of the Purple Plumeria by Lauren Willig
RBC: Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway