Monday, June 25, 2012

Audiobook Week: My Audiobook Year

This is my first time participating in Audiobook Week, but I figure since I love listening to audiobooks, why not?  This event is being hosted over at Devourer of Books, so you can pop over there to find out what is going on for the week.  This week is going to get pretty busy for me with my son getting married on Saturday, but I can at least participate in today's discussion.

Here is our topic for today:
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 love audiobooks!  I started listening to audiobooks about five years ago when one day I finally got tired of listening to the same junk on the radio.  We moved about ten miles out of town so I was finding myself in the car for at least a half hour a day.  One day when I stopped at the local library I noticed the nice audiobook section they had and my love for listening to books had  bloomed!

Here are some of my favorite audiobooks.  You should be able to click on the title if you would like to read my review:

Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Bone Man's Daughters by Ted Dekker

You may have been wondering why you don't see Mockingjay on this list yet.  Well, I've been holding off on listening to this one because I just don't want it to end! 

I know that many of you listen to audiobooks on your Ipod, but I have decided that since I only listen to them in my car I would stick with the archaic cd's.  This has on occasion been a point of frustration for me as I have checked out a few audio's from the library that were so badly scratched and damaged that I missed most of the story.

Since my cd player in my car works properly this is the mode that I prefer to use right now.  It does act funny every now and then, as it doesn't always want to eject my cd's.  So I am waiting for the day that I will not be able to just pop a cd in there anymore.  I have an Ipod, and know how to put audiobooks on it, but I just don't want to use that for audiobooks.  It already takes me long enough to get in and out of my car with all of my junk, and adding an Ipod to my routine will just slow me down.  I have a feeling I will be forced to do this in the near future though.

So what are your thoughts on audiobooks?


Nise' said...

I listen to audio CDs in the car, bathroom and kitchen too. I use my iPod for exercise and when I am able to listen at work.

Emily said...

I listen to audio on CD almost exclusively. I wish that my car had a jack for my ipod though! That would make listening just a little bit more flexible. But, for now, I have a lot of CD's to get through!

Carrie K. said...

I listen in the car, while doing housework, cooking, etc. The one in the car is usually a kids' title that the boys and I are listening together. We're currently making our way through the Eragon series. :) Enjoy Audiobook Week!

Kristin said...

I primarily listen to audios in the car and I get so frustrated when the cd's are so scratched that you just have to skip over that section...ughhh!!!

I just started putting some audios onto my iPod and so now I usually have 2 going and take the iPod to the gym with me or when I am working outside.

Kristin @ Always With a Book

bermudaonion said...

I didn't start listening to audiobooks until I started blogging and now I'm hooked. I haven't listened to any of those.

Jen - Devourer of Books said...

I use my ipod exclusively for audiobooks, but that's because I listen inside and around the house as much as in the car.

JoAnn said...

I keep hearing good things about Joshilyn Jackson's books. A Grown Up Kind of Pretty is near the top of my wish list.

Literate Housewife said...

The audiobook for A Grown Up Kind of Pretty is on my shelf right now. I'm glad you like her narration.

I listen to audiobooks with CDs, MP3 CDs, and digital. Anyway I can get them. :)

Happy Audiobook Week!

Vicki said...

I LOVE Still Missing!!! I have Backseat Saints but haven't even opened it yet, same with Bone Man's Daughter. I love all 3 authors!!

Hope you enjoy them all!

Alysia said...

I listen to audiobooks on my iphone using audible app or the overdrive app hooked up to my car stereo.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Still Missing was so fantastic! I listen to them anywhere I can!

Tales of Whimsy said...

CDs sound perfect for commuters.

I must try Backseat Saints.

Lisa said...

Do you get all of your audiobooks from the library? I'm thinking that's the way to go - although ours is really out of my usual traffic pattern. For some reason, I'm always thinking I don't want to spend the money on an audiobook even though I'm perfectly willing to spend money on paper books to read. I suppose because I know if I have something I might someday want to read again, I won't have to worry that the format is obsolete!

The Lawver's said...

How funny that your favorites are my favorites also...but I MUST add to it "The Art of Racing in the Rain" as listening to that one was amazing! I know you read it so that's why it's not on your list :) maybe you should listen to it....haha