Listen to books if you don't have time to read them. It seems like a simple concept right? You don't have time to sit and read, so you can throw on some headphones and listen to audio books. It may seem like a no-brainer, but I only recently started doing it. Now I love to listen to books when I'm on the go or doing work that doesn't require a ton of thought. It's great!
Listen to Books - Why I'm Back at It
I tried audio books in the past. Way, way in the past. I tried listening to them back in the day when they were still "books on tape". The audio was terrible. The narration was hideous. The voice acting (when there was any at all) was atrocious. About half way through a book, I decided that not having books in my life would be better than suffering through the horror of what I was in the middle of. So I didn't listen to books again for a long time.
Then I discovered Audible. They call themselves "the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment. They "offer customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives everyday". Which basically means that you can find almost any sort of spoken word entertainments. They have over 250,00 audio programs from major audio book publishers, as well as broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. It's a lot.
Listen to Books You Love
Currently, I have zero time in my life to read books. However, I have plenty of time to listen to books while I do other things. And that's what I've been doing lately...a lot of it, actually. I'm currently reading A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1. I figure with all the hype surrounding the show, I should read the books and see what's up! After that, I'll be diving in ears first into Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I absolutely love the Alice movies, so I figured I'd read what started it all. Can you believe I've lived 38 years on this earth without reading them?!
And the beauty of this is that I can listen to books while I drive or do mindless blog work which doesn't require any heavy thought. I love that, because I absolutely cannot take one second out of my day to actually devote to ONLY reading. With Audible, I'm able to keep everything rolling and still get in my reading in. And the voice acting and audio quality of today's audio books is SO vastly superior, it's a joy to listen to books again.
Audible - Listen to the Best
I'm in love with Audible. They continue to release great programs narrated by incredible talents like Emma Thompson, Rosamund Pike, Dan Stevens, James Franco, Jesse Eisenberg, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ket Winslet, and Tim Robbins. That is talent you wouldn't think of finding in an audio book. It's been a real pleasure to rediscover books.
I've been thoroughly enjoying have books back in my life. Thanks to Audible sponsoring this post, I've had the opportunity to listen to books in a way that I've never been able to do before. You can listen to books again, too. Head over to Audible and take advantage of their introductory offer. You'll get a 30-day trial with freed download. You really can't beat free!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.
Angela Ricardo Bethea
Audible is one of my favorite apps. I listen to audio books whenever I drive or go for runs. As busy as I am, it's the only way I'll ever get any "reading" in.
I Heard Such Great Things About Audible, Never Knew They Had So Many Books It's Amazing! I'm Always Doing Something I Can't Sit Still & I Miss Sitting Down To Read A Good Book (No Time) This Would Be Great To Listen To While Doing My Daily Routine I'll Have To Check It Out!
I am typically a paper book in my hands type of girl, but time just does not allow me to indulge as often as I'd like to. I think Audible would make a great solution!
I have actually never listened to a book before, but I know people who have long commutes to work and that is what they do while driving. It is nice to have as an option.
I LOVE audible! It's great to get in reading when I'm too busy to actually read words.