It’s the last day of Audiobook Week 2012 (hosted by Jen @ Devourer of Books), and today’s topic is a great way to wrap up the week:

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:

Happy listening!

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9 Responses to Audiobook Week: Listen Up!

  1. YAY!!! Another library user! I love my library for audiobooks, and when they don’t have one, sometimes they will interlibrary loan it for me. I don’t have a lot of money to spend on books so my library is a lifesaver!
    Melissa @ Mel’s Books and Info recently posted..Audiobook Week Discussion: Listen Up!My Profile

  2. I TOTALLY get pulled over to the audiobook section whenever I go into the library.
    Jen – Devourer of Books recently posted..Listen Up! – Audiobook Week DiscussionMy Profile

  3. Trish
    Twitter: TriniCapini
    says:

    I’ve been using overdrive on my computer to download audiobooks from the library but I had no idea it was a phone app as well until today. *headdesk*

    Like you I love the freedom of audiobooks from the library. There have been SO many that I’ve abandoned OR realized it wasn’t the right time and come back later. Hope libraries continue to stock more and more of them!
    Trish recently posted..Listen Up – Audiobook Week 2012My Profile

  4. Nise' says:

    I am another library supporter! Many days has me bringing home the audio and print of the book and based on the narrator I decide if I will listen or read.

  5. My library has a pretty good selection, as well! I do subscribe to Audible, but only one credit per month. I always have to remind myself that while audiobooks are great, I have a HUGE pile of physical books that need to be read, too!
    Kristilyn (Reading in Winter) recently posted..AUDIOBOOK WEEK: Listen Up!My Profile

  6. Laurie C
    Twitter: baystateRA
    says:

    Loved participating in Audiobook Week 2012! Thank you to you and Jen both! Next year I really will remember to prepare and save up some audiobook reviews to have ready.
    Laurie C recently posted..Listen Up! Final day of Audiobook Week 2012 #JIAMMy Profile

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