I tried an audiobook, finally! I know that they’ve been around quite some time and they’ve become very popular with folks who listen to books while they drive. I received an offer for a free book from Audible, which I’d vaguely heard of and decided to take the plunge into ‘listening’ to a book for the first time. To be honest, I was rather disappointed. I downloaded Gone Girl, the infamous book from last year. Perhaps it wasn’t the right choice for a first book!
But it wasn’t just the content. The progress was so slow! When I read, I think I am a much faster reader and so I get through books fast, in general. But because it was narration, it was very slow, and I got through a chapter in some 15 minutes, instead of five. I could notch up the speed but then it was just annoying, like listening to quacky duck! It was nice to be able to rest my eyes and such and I think I should have downloaded a book of poems or something, but because it was free, I didn’t have much choice.
What was your first audiobook? Do you have any good free suggestions for me to try out?
Musing Mondays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
Describe one of your reading habits.
Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!