Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Giveaway - June is Audiobook Month! (JIAM)
I listen to at least two books at a time - while still reading print copies. Why, you ask? Audiobooks are an experience for me - I feel more drawn into the story by listening to it. Listening to the story come alive with interpretation, inflection and more makes it an intimate experience.
Two at a time? Yes, my commute to work is about 75 minutes each day, back and forth - that enough time for one disc and bit of the next one. I've been asked if I can concentrate on the story while still paying attention to my drive. The answer is yes, it's no different than having a conversation with a passenger. And for those time, I do need to concentrate, it's easy to hit the off button. The other time I listen is before falling asleep. I usually listen on my MP3 player or my iPhone. Both have a timer, so it's easy to set it to 30 or 60 minutes for auto shut-off. And if I'm quilting or sewing, I like to listen as well.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Bird Box, written by Josh Malerman and read by Cassandra Campbell. Just try listening to this one in the dark. Scary! (my review)
Any of Louse Penny's Inspector Gamache series! How the Light Gets In is read by Ralph Cosham. (my review)
These are two of my favourite trilogies - I've actually read the books and then listened to them as well! Justin Cronin's The Passage read by Scott Brick. (one of my fave readers!)
The Bone Tree by Greg Iles and read by Robert Petkoff.
See what others have to say about audiobooks (and more giveaways) on the JIAM tour. Full schedule can be found here. 30 days, 30 bloggers! #loveaudiobooks
To help celebrate JIAM, I have a wonderful giveaway today for those of you who already love love audiobooks and for those of you who'd like to give them a try! I've got a set of earbuds and a voucher for three audiobook downloads on Audiobooks.com. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. This one's short and sweet - Ends July 1, open to US only.