Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Do you listen to audio books?

I've long resisted picking up audio books. I don't particularly like someone to read to me. I read faster than most narrators and for most books, I just want to get to the story. I like fast and fun.

While exploring the idea of possibly turning some of my books into audio books, I decided I should know what was out there, what the appeal is.

The jury is still out. I think for certain books, I'll like it. I picked up a free audible membership.

And so far I've chosen 2 books.


Now, I love Sinner's Gin. It's one of my favorite books and I've read it easily 10 times. Hearing someone else read it and put accents on the characters is a little different. I disagree with the narrator's portrayal of a couple of characters, probably because I've read the book so many times, they are like friends to me.

For The Girl On The Train, I'm only a short way into it but I'm intrigued. I think if I were "reading" the book, I would be rushing through it. Listening to it, I'm forced to slow down.  So far, I'm enjoying it. We'll see what happens at the end of the free trial membership.