Are you new to audiobooks in the last year? Have you been listening to them forever but discovered something new this year? Favorite titles? New times/places to listen? This is your chance to introduce yourself and your general listening experience.
I have "re-discovered" the audiobook in the past couple of years, and it's been so much fun! As a kid, I listened to those records that came with the book - surely someone else here remembers them? There was a little chime that indicated it was time to turn a page? I also had a set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries on cassette tape that I listened to many times, but it had been a LOT of years since I'd really even given audiobooks much thought.
Then in 2010, I stumbled across METAtropolis: Cascadia, the amazing collaborative sci-fi work that ended up winning a Hugo that year, and my love was rekindled. My husband and I decided to get a subscription at Audible.com, and then I realized that my local library has an ever-growing audiobook collection as well. Now I'm hooked - I have an audiobook going all the time.
I've discovered that I like housework SO much more when I'm listening to my audiobook - it's a great companion when the kids and I are on walks - and it makes my daily commute to work just fly by. I've even delved into some classics that had always intimidated me, and found that listening to them on audio is a great experience. Some of my favorites from the past year include -
It's been so much fun getting to know this fantastic genre, and I'm excited about Audiobook Week to learn even more about my newest obsession!