Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Audiobook week 2013 - How do you choose?

Today's prompt -


How do you decide what you’ll listen to? Do you mostly listen, or split time between listening and reading? Particularly if you split time, how do you decide what you’ll consume in audio and what in print?

Honestly, up until this point I've just been finding books I'm interested in reading and checking out the audio verson. It has worked well - or I've been lucly! - but I'm hoping to pay MORE attention to the narrator this year - hopefully by this time next year I will have a handful of favorites!

For me, listening to an audiobook is something I always do to make another task more enjoyable. I haven't ever just sat down and listened - I always have something that needs to get done, and I listen while I'm doing it. Thankfully, with a full-time job and two toddlers, I ALWAYS have SOMETHING that needs to be done, so I have plenty of chances to listen.




10 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I listen for the same reason!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

where do you source your audiobooks?
def makes other chores easier!
enjoy =)

readingdate said...

Yup, I also listen as motivation to get things done. Glad you've been lucky with your audio choices so far! Looking forward to checking out your reviews.

Michelle (my books. my life.) said...

I found that the more I listened to audiobooks the more the narrator determined what I listened to. When I first started out, I would listen to anything. Now I am picky.

Kristin said...

I've been doing the same as you - going for an audio more for the story than the narrator. I do have a few narrators I like, but haven't selected audios solely based on that.

I also am doing something while listening - either walking, cleaning, or even driving.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
~Kristin @ Always With a Book

carol said...

I'm with you on always having something to do. I don't pay attention to narrators too much, although some are definitely better than others.

Trish said...

I didn't pay attention to narrators at first and mostly blame twitter for the attention I do give narrators now. Ha! After I learned who Simon Vance was I was a bit tickled to realize that I had already listened to several of his titles.

I'll mention this in my post for Thursday but I have never dreamed of just sitting on the couch and listening to an audiobook. Funny how the act of listening is so different from reading!

Booksnyc said...

The narrator is very important to me because I often can't get past it if I don't like the narrator. I, too, generally listen while doing other things.

JoAnn said...

LOL - a full time job and two toddlers definitely means there's always something to get done! I'm sure you'll have a solid list of favorite narrators by this time next year.

Laurie C said...

I have my favorite narrators, but am usually willing to try out someone new, too. (As long as I can find at least one blogger recommendation first!)