If you had asked me even a year ago how I felt about audiobooks my answer would not have been very enthusiastic. Up until that point, I never saw the value or felt the urge to pursue listening to audiobooks. There were a few factors that contributed to my change of opinion. First, I suddenly found myself doing a lot more driving. Second, I decided to keep an open mind. Third, a friend recommended that I read Janet Evanovich’s Fox and O’Hare series in audiobook format because the narrator, Scott Brick, was fun to listen to. And finally, I really wanted to listen to Harry Potter because I had heard that the narrator, Jim Dale, was amazing (he has won several Grammy Awards for most of the Harry Potter books).
I was recently talking with a friend who I knew listened to audiobooks and I asked her how she usually found them. She said that she had an account with Audible. Audible is a great audiobook resource, however, there is a monthly fee associated with the service. One of the great things about the library is that you can often find free resources and it just so happens that this is the case with audiobooks! When I told my friend that you could check out free audiobooks not only in CD format but also as eAudiobooks she was shocked and amazed. You can search for both of these formats using the MORE catalog or you can search using Overdrive if you are only interested in eAudiobooks. For more information on how to get started on your devices, visit http://www.ecpubliclibrary.info/downloadable-media-music-books/
Links of interest:
Odyssey Award is awarded to the producer of the best audiobook for children and/or young adults.
Are you already a reader of audiobooks? Please share why you love them!