Where do you learn about great audiobook titles? Find reviews? Buy your audiobooks? Share your secrets with the rest of us!
In the past couple of years I’ve mostly learned about great audiobooks/books from book bloggers! I participate in the 2012 Audio Book Challenge hosted by Teresa’s Reading Corner, and also my own, the YA Audiobook Challenge. As part of the challenges, participants link up their audiobook reviews so it’s fun to hop around and discover new titles and narrators.
Here are some other great resources:
- Audible.com – listen to samples before buying!
- Overdrive.com – borrow audiobooks online, download and listen for FREE on your mobile device or computer!
- Audiobook Jukebox – website dedicated to collecting links to audiobook reviews
Honestly, I don’t buy many audiobooks. I’m extremely lucky to have a fantastic audiobook selection at my public library. It’s awesome! I love “shopping” the library online, requesting titles, and stopping by when they notify me they’re ready for pick up. I have a hard time not browsing the audiobook shelves when I go the library… I swear those shelves are like a magnet for me. The great thing about getting books at the library is that if the narrator doesn’t work for me, or I’m not feeling the book, I have no guilt about stopping or not finishing it. I simply take it back and pick up another one to try!
Thanks to Jen @ Devourer of Books for hosting Audiobook Week! It’s been fun and I’m already looking forward to next year. If you’ve missed any of my Audiobook Week 2012 discussion posts, here are the links:
- My 2011-2012 Audiobook Year (favorite listens)
- Must Haves for Audiobook Reviews (the essentials)
- Audiobook Week 2012 Meme (current listen, impressions, favorite audiobook & narrator)
- Good Narrator Qualities & Narration Preferences