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I Love Listening to Audiobooks

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    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

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    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

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    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.
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 23 hrs ago

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    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 31-35 Jun 5, 2012

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    I'm listening to Anne Rice's "The Wolf Gift".

    Her descriptions of Marin County and the surrounding areas brings back wonderful memories of when we lived there. I love an author that can make you feel as if you are riding in the car with them.
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F Sep 25

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    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 56-60, M Jul 9

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    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

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    Yes

    I listened to audiobooks. Sometimes listening to audiobooks is great becuase help me to improve my listening skills.  
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses May 19, 2008

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    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 56-60, M Sep 30

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F Sep 30

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    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 36-40 2 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    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 36-40 1 Response May 18, 2008

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    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

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    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.
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F Aug 27

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    MaKogaJeBriga MaKogaJeBriga 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    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

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    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

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    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 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 15, 2012

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    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

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 25

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    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...
    jobolo81 jobolo81 46-50, M Jun 22, 2011

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    I am pretty much obsessed with Audible.

    com. I have over 60 audio books and I listen to them more than I do music. In fact, I prefer them to music. One of my favorite narrators is Jim Frangione. He can bring any book to life with his deep, rich, and full bodied masculine voice. He also knows how to turn it down at just...
    MarredMind MarredMind 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Abilohman Abilohman 26-30 Jan 13

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    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

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    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

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    When a main character's name is Jack

    and the narrator reads "Jack asked..."
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 19

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    Related Experiences

    I love listening and reading to people's stories. :) PS: I'm new to this site so I've no clue if I'm posting in the correct forum/place.
    hellotheremiss hellotheremiss 18-21, M Sep 24

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    What do you think of Pink's new style on this song? It pulls you in and I like it, but it did take listening to it a few times.   
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F Sep 29

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    Right now this is my jam!! i love this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFy--HL-XTM Slash- The Dissident Listen to it! NOW! Hurry!.. R u listening to it yet?! Come on...
    HojaCaida HojaCaida 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I'm listening to Angel - Theory of a Deadman
    solushunter solushunter 41-45, M Oct 1

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    Just relaxing and enjoying my time listening to praise and worship songs (^。^)p(^_^)q
    waruchen waruchen 31-35 1 Response Oct 2

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    So decided to try listening to the same song, at the same time on two separate devices to text my 2 new head phones, and I have to say, it has a surprisingly strange effect... It...
    charlieedwards charlieedwards 18-21, M Oct 6

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    Music is my life~ I don't think I can go a day without listening to it. It's what keeps me going, it helps me believe that things will get better.
    bellathewitch bellathewitch 16-17, F Oct 11

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    Charles Bradley- "Why Is It So Hard."Brings me back to hanging out with my family and listening to Motown.
    slashy11 slashy11 26-30, M Oct 13

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    listening to New Navy - Tapioca
    omniversereality omniversereality 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    Currently listening to "Alive and Amplified" by Moonie Suzuki and loving the hell out of it!"turn me on and turn me up and turn me loose... I. AM. ALIVE. AND AMPLIFIED!"
    ThatFatAussieChick ThatFatAussieChick 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Absolutely loving the new slipknot album, Slipknot are a band who consistently push out top quality listening experiences for their audience have you heard the latest album ?
    AngryCl0wn AngryCl0wn 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    (Sound trip) Well you only need the light when it's burning low Only miss the sun when it starts to snow Only know you love her when you let her go Only know you've been high when...
    lovinicole lovinicole 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    Cause all of me loves all of you.....
    kringsy kringsy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I love this song! Rude by Magic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIh2xe4jnpk
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    Kitty put his *** to sleep now he's callin me NyQuil. ~Nicki Minaj ******* LOVE HER!
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    Tove Lo - Got Love Ariana Grande - One Last Time
    Jerrym2014 Jerrym2014 16-17, M Oct 6

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    http://m.youtube.com/channel/UCpHmQQnLzjmi2R2Cfm-U2WA if you love music, you'll love this!
    mirielara mirielara 18-21, F Oct 7

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    Always late at night.. Is when I get into it the most. I stay up late just to feel this way, I ******* love it. Anyways if you have some really good **** give me a link here's a...
    Azureskye Azureskye 18-21 1 Response Oct 9

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    My taste in music depends on my mood. I could listen from mellow to heavy metal songs. But I've always loved pop punk, since the world began. Lol
    nichole2610 nichole2610 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    When I think of love I think of you.....  
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I love all kinds of music! What song do you want me to listen to?
    poopudding poopudding 16-17, T 2 Responses 1 day ago

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