Listening to Audio books

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Re: Listening to Audio books

Post by Seamstress » 03 Dec 2018, 16:06

My problem with audio books is voices - I rately encouter ones that don't annoy me on some level.

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Post by tman4lwh » 12 Dec 2018, 12:59

For me listening to Audio Books is great especially, if you are like me and you do not have a lot of time during the during. Especially with various activities in life. I always love listening to Audiobooks in the car on the way to work, or school. I feel that if you the right person reading the book, you still get lost in the story. Although to me there is nothing better than sitting down and reading a book when you have time.

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Post by Rikoala » 23 Dec 2018, 02:11

I am a HUGE fan of Audiobooks. I program on a computer 10+ hours per day. My eyes are often aching by the end of the work day. I love to sit back and close my eyes with my earbuds in and listen to someone tell me a story. Sometimes I play books on my iphone while soaking in a bath. I do agree that the narrator can be a bother sometimes. Once or twice I've stopped reading because of an irritating narrator but, often enough, the new releases have very good voice-over artists performing the narration. Some services are too expensive for me but borrowing from the library through libby or hoopla work very well.

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Post by Bluebird03 » 06 Feb 2019, 07:39

I haven't yet tried the audiobooks. But I used to listen to audio tapes on my commute to work and loved them- especially if the reader had a great animated voice.

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Post by Ak1412 » 07 Feb 2019, 14:21

I actually love audiobooks! I don't listen to them often but every now and then I will get one to play I the car rather than listening to the radio. It feels so good to listen to a story while driving.

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Post by Northiiee » 10 Feb 2019, 18:50

Personally, I love audiobooks. I listen to them all the time whenever I'm in the car or waiting in line. It's a great way to get through books that I never would before, but a person can lose a sense of connection with a book. I will always try and read a book with my eyes rather than an audiobook, but it's a good time filler for when a person can't actually read.

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Post by Chikari » 11 Feb 2019, 16:44

It really depends on the narrator for me. I have Audible and really enjoy it.
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Post by oliverj16 » 11 Feb 2019, 17:56

This is just my opinion, but I am not a huge fan of them. There's just something satisfying about opening a physical book and reading out your own pace. Plus you can go back and read a certain part whenever you want at your own reading speed! Not that you cannot do that with an audiobook, but for me , I comprehend things better when I read them myself. :D

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Post by onemorechap » 14 Mar 2019, 05:43

I used to be a snob without having tried it because I believe it doesnt count exactly as reading. It is more like listening to music or like watching a movie for me. BUT this doesn't mean it isn't awesome! I love listening to audiobooks while in the bus or doing chores and lab work! I love them!

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Post by JenJen13 » 14 Mar 2019, 16:58

When I have a busy schedule or taking a road trip I choose an audio book. That way I can listen to the book while doing others things around the house, office or while driving. Although, I do prefer to read the book myself, I do find using an audio book to be helpful/useful.

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Post by Choine » 14 Mar 2019, 18:06

I've gotten into it while listening to audiobooks in the car but not as much as when I read them by myself. I feel like reading the book allows me to take the story at my own pace and to create different voices for each character.

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Post by Ak1412 » 17 Mar 2019, 12:00

I love to have an audiobook for a long car ride, but otherwise I prefer to read it myself.

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Post by lisalynn » 15 Apr 2019, 09:08

An audiobook is a different experience. If you're a fast reader, it takes longer. But it also allows you to "read" while doing other things, such as driving on a long trip. Sometimes I feel like I miss a few things in an audiobook, and it's not as easy to skip back and double check what's going on.

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Post by Hawkshaw47 » 07 May 2019, 08:13

Audiobooks are great. They are just like reading, but maybe not for everyone. As I'm new here, i wonder if anyone has ever reviewed any audiobooks?

I have narrated a few and i have to say, it is the most challenging thing I've ever done. The goal is to make it sound interesting and that doesn't always work.

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Post by CinWin » 09 May 2019, 13:24

Most audiobooks are outstanding. They are like movies. You can close your eyes, and they will take you away. However, if you are reviewing such a book, it is difficult in that you cannot just scroll back and see the part you want to quote. It is much easier to review a paper book or an ebook.
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