For the past few years youtubers have been pushing Audible on us citing the 30 day free trial perk they can give us (which in reality is not a perk unique to them, it is something Audible do anyway). I looked at my ipod as it was charging for my trip on the bus to work yesterday and I thought: “Maybe it’ll be entertaining to listen to a book for a change.”
I have been listening to podcasts on itunes for a while now, my favourite being ‘Full Frontal’ by Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat from the band All Time Low (my favourite!) it has certainly made my commute to work a lot more enjoyable and sometimes even something to look forward to. I find myself grinning and holding in laughter at their banter, i look like a bit of an idiot on the bus! So I thought maybe a book will be as easy to listen to too.
I signed up for the 30 day free trial only to find that I could not get it on my ipod as it is too old to support it.
I tried my phone instead which thankfully it worked on. Now to chose an audio book. So many choices! Eventually I chose a youtuber book I had been meaning to read for a while and I liked the fact that she was reading it herself.
The problem I have had with audio books in the past is that the people reading them sound so robotic as they are reading what is is front of them that it bores me or irritates me. I thought maybe an memoir or biography would be better as they might read it themselves and have a bit more personality.
I was right.
The book I chose was All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher. She has a pleasant voice, has guest readers to read their parts and little extra commentary as she reacts to what they’re saying. It helps that it is a good book too. I was going through some other books that I am interested in though, listening to their sample audio and feeling discouraged. It was more of the same monotone boring droning narrators as before.
I don’t know my opinion yet as I’ve only listened to it for about an hour so far but I am interested to know your opinion on this matter. Audio Books: Yay or Nay? Do you like them? Hate them? Let me know. If you have any suggestions for books to listen to then I am all ears.
Until next time,