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Audiobook Week Meme

Now that I’m fully prepared for both my posts for tomorrow, I’ve actually got time to get today’s Audibooks Week daily topic in before the midnight deadline Central time (advantage me, living in EST!).  Here goes:

Audiobook are you currently reading/you read most recently:  As you will see tomorrow, Voyager by Diana Gabaldon.

Impressions?: I’m enjoying it, but I’m not sure that I let enough time go by after Dragonfly in Amber. I’ve experienced Tudor overload. I may have a touch of Outlander overload.

How long you’ve been listening to audiobooks: On and off since 2008, but much more consistenly since last summer.

First audiobook you ever listened to: I am going to answer this question as an adult, because I know I listened to audiobooks as a child.  I just can’t remember them. It was The Sister by Poppy Adams.

Favorite audiobook title: Only one? I’d have to say (and I’m sure that no one will be shocked here) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Favorite narrator: No brainer… Simon Vance.

How do you choose what to listen to versus read? In the beginnning it was sheer randomness each month when I logged on to Audible.com. More and more often it’s selected because of the narrator, a review I’ve read (print or audio), or for a challenge. One thing I always do now is listen to the sample. I’ve become somewhat picky about the narrator. I’ve found that a big name does not necessarily equate to a good read.  Regarding listening versus reading, it depends on how soon I want to read the book (I’ll probably get to it faster in audio) and if I have credits at the time I want the book.

2 Comments

  • At 2010.06.24 09:31, bermudaonion (Kathy) said:

    I could have answered a couple of those questions for you!

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    • At 2010.06.25 12:21, Jen - Devourer of Books said:

      Ah yes, the ‘easier to get to it soon in audio’ syndrome. I have that too. =)

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