I Love Listening to Audiobooks

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    When a main character's name is Jack

    and the narrator reads "Jack asked..."
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    1 Response Sep 19, 2014

    Midway thru " Unbroken",

    excellent so far.
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    1 Response Feb 7, 2015
    DesertSage DesertSage
    46-50, F
    1 Response Oct 10, 2015

    Finished One Yesterday While Doing Laundry!

    It is so relaxing to do laundry while I'm listening to someone read to me!  I finished Meridith Baxter's book "Untied" yesterday.  I prefer the audiobooks as read by their authors and unabridged.  However, I just began Paul Shaffer's book and don't know if I can listen to his...
    debmichelle debmichelle
    2 Responses Sep 17, 2011

    I just finished "The Incredible Lightness of

    Being". The "lightness of being" is living without commitment, living in chaos. Hurting those we love. The "heaviness of being" is commitment. It grounds us. It keeps us stable and secure.
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    Oct 23, 2014

    I'm listening to doctor

    who the drosten curse it's good so far
    Doctorwhofan25 Doctorwhofan25
    26-30, M
    Feb 21

    It's like an adventure in your brain.

    Movies are cool and all that, but I prefer audiobooks.
    inselovaas inselovaas
    26-30, M
    Dec 26, 2014

    Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me That This Is Amazing?

    I'm trying to read as many novels as I possibly can this month so I decided that I would get an audio book for the car rides so that I can double up on reading. Right now, I'm listening to Monster by Frank Peretti. Its pretty good! At the beginning of each chapter they do a ...
    Avamia Avamia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2009

    Can't Sit to Read

    A few years ago I noticed that I was having a difficult time staying put while reading.   So I checked online an got in with Audible.com.    Now I have a world of fabulous authors and narrattors with unique story lines. All the who murdered who and why...
    blackqueen blackqueen
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2009

    My Favorite Commuting Friend

    I have a 29 mile commute each way in Los Angeles. Off peak, its a 35 minute drive.  During rush hour it can be up to 2 hours one way.  Sooo...on average I get through one unabridged audio book per week.I love having the time to myself.  Some people look at long commutes as...
    dawinla dawinla
    56-60, M
    1 Response Oct 15, 2012

    I Have a Long Commute

    I love to listen to music in the car, but when I know I will have a longer trip than usual, I'll listen to audiobooks I get from the library.  I only get them if they are unabridged, since I don't want to miss a single thing.
    debmichelle debmichelle
    1 Response May 18, 2008

    What They Want To Hear On Audio Books

    I've been very busy lately considering one important factor in my next audio book. What type of music I should add to enhance the project. By enhance, I mean set the mood. I've been listening to audio books for the past several months now to see what methods are used when putting...
    paclark paclark
    Jun 5, 2012

    After A Long Day

    at work i love coming home putting my ipod on my ihome and start an audiobook and just lie there in the dark listening to it until i fall asleep. I've listened to the Harry Potter audiobooks numerous times and each time they get better. At the moment i'm currently listening to...
    lifesagamble lifesagamble
    22-25, F
    Jul 15, 2010

    I just finished "The Color of Water" by James

    McBride. I highly recommend this book. It is superbly written from the heart. Mr. McBride takes us on a parallel journey through his mother's life and his childhood. Through love and loss and racial prejudice this amazing woman raised 12 children. She knew herself and what...
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    Sep 30, 2014

    I just finished listening to "A Long Way Gone,

    a memoir of a boy soldier", by Ishmael Baeh. The book was read by the author. He has a wonderful voice and he tells his story in a straightforward way without being detached. He is an amazing man to have overcome such horrific experiences.
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    1 Response Nov 25, 2014

    Road Trips

    audiobooks are awesome for driving. i like to listen to people's voices when i'm driving. i drove 11 hours to california and then 11 hours back. i listened to the same book 1.5 times because i just didn't want to listen to music. i wanted to listen to narration. consequently, i...
    foxieroxie foxieroxie
    18-21, F
    May 19, 2008

    I'm reading Moby ****,

    narrated by Frank Muller. Frank died in a motorcycle accident about ten years ago and when he went, we lost a brilliant man with tremendous talent. If you ever get a chance to listen to an audiobook by Frank Muller, no matter what the title is, give yourself a treat and give...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    Sep 30, 2014

    Currently listening to an audio book called

    'Baby, It's Cold Outside' written by five American women. The audio book is divided into 6 parts, more than 2 hours long each. I like it because it reminds me of my strong relationship and the main female character is very similar to the woman I loved.
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    Feb 28

    Just finished "Gone Girl" my first audiobook.

    Makes me wanna see the movie.
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    2 Responses Feb 1, 2015

    I Like Them

    I started listening to them on my daily commute to and from work. I have to take public transit, and all the different *tunes* piping out of all the different headphones on the bus was driving me crazy. I found I couldn't read, because I couldn't focus while all the noise...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    Apr 18, 2012

    A line from the detective novel I'm reading.

    "She was a faded middle aged beauty in her late forties". LOL. I'm 54, and there is NOTHING faded about me!
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    4 Responses Feb 13, 2015

    I am currently listening to "Unbroken: A World

    War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jan 26

    Happy Commuting

    Audiobooks have made me a much more content commuter. About a year ago, I started listening to audiobooks on my way to and from work. I don't do it every day anymore because I realized that I was missing my normal time for internal reflection and thinking through things. But, I...
    femme7 femme7
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2008


    I listened to audiobooks. Sometimes listening to audiobooks is great becuase help me to improve my listening skills.  
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2008

    It takes a little while to get used to the idea

    that listening to audiobooks really is a form of reading. You don't get the full benefit that a book gives of building vocabulary and seeing words spelled out in a text. You don't learn as much from audiobooks but the experience is massively entertaining. Its like the old...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    Jul 9, 2014

    Series Fanatic

    Audiobooks are my favorite way to "read" a book. Don't get me wrong, I like flipping the pages still, but audiobooks can be a great way to hear a story while multi-tasking. I love to pop in my earbuds and listen while I clean the house or do chores. Series are my favorite. I...
    WonderingMiche WonderingMiche
    31-35, F
    Apr 25, 2013

    They Work!

    An audio book is so much easier to get through than text. It can wash over me, instead of making me swim. and I can 'read' a lot longer if i'm not using my eyes to do it. I even seem to remember audio books I've read better than traditional ones. I'm a writer myself, and i love...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2008

    No, I can't continue listening to 'Baby,

    It's Cold Outside'. It is still to early, my wounds didn't heal yet and the book reminds me of The Woman. I guess I still love her a lot.
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    Mar 1

    I am actually narrating an audiobook series

    based on Fallout: New Vegas. Is there anyone on here willing to listen to it and give me opinions? https://soundcloud.com/hairballaudiobooks/sets/fnvplaylist
    inselovaas inselovaas
    26-30, M
    Dec 28, 2014

    Night Night

    I listen to them every night as I go to sleep. Takes my mind off those busy thoughts that would otherwise keep me awake.
    KarynT45 KarynT45
    41-45, F
    Nov 15, 2012

    I'm an audiobook narrator!

    Post apocalyptic fan-fiction. Have a listen? https://soundcloud.com/hairballaudiobooks/sets/fnvplaylist
    inselovaas inselovaas
    26-30, M
    Dec 31, 2014
    Abilohman Abilohman
    Jan 13, 2014

    A nice intention to train my listening English

    skills before sleep turned into a crazy turn on for me just because I didn't know what kind of audio book I dealt with... I need to calm down now to fall asleep.
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    Feb 28
    fauxlady fauxlady
    22-25, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    Nicholas Sparks

    If not for audio books I never would have discovered Nicholas Sparks and he is now one of my favorite writers.  Audiobooks are a great way to pass along the time on a plane or a long trip.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    3 Responses May 18, 2008

    2000 Miles In Stories

    Just recently I drove 1000 miles to a high school reunion. I did the drive to in one sitting and split it up on the way back. I went through three books on CD from booksfree.com--they are not free by the way, but the books made it so incredible bearable and kept me awake. I...
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    Jun 22, 2011

    Love It !!

    Audiobooks makes a long trip so much fun.I love listening to Phil Gigante,his voice is so sexy .I loved listening to the book called Dream Fever by Karen Marie Moning,it's my favorite..He also did the voice for her Highlander series.Very steamy !!! Listening to him is a special...
    Isabellas35 Isabellas35
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2012

    Currently listening to "Not That Kind Of Girl"

    (unabridged selections) by Lena Dunham
    36-40, M
    Mar 2

    My full time job allows me to listen to the

    radio as I work. If I get bored with it, I'll put on an audiobook. I try to listen to Stephen King, but I'll take what I can get, which is usually what I have taken out from the library.
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    French Classics In Audiobook Made Me Like Housework

    Being an intellectual, I have always found it difficult to do monotonous repetitive housework, even just making an easy weeknight dinner, cleaning up after eating, and making lunch and coffee for the next morning. Music is not enough because I am still "thinking". A couple years...
    dormouse10 dormouse10
    26-30, F
    Feb 17, 2012

    My audio book is waiting

    for me again. Another half an hour of laying in a pitch-dark room and listening to those erotic details which happened with a woman and a man who have been daydreaming about touching each other for 10 years. Crazy people. This is what happens when 5 women join together to write...
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    1 Response Feb 29

    I think a beautiful Sunday afternoon would be

    someone willing to read from a novel over hot chocolate and cookies on a cold winter day. I love audiobooks but someone reading aloud is even better.
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    Nov 23, 2014

    I discovered that if you live in the state

    if CA you can have an e-library card from any library in the state. This is possible with the Overdrive ap. The only hitch is that you have to apply in person. So far I I can check out e-audiobooks from the three coastal counties in southern CA.
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    Aug 27, 2014
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