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Monday, September 7, 2009
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about audio books…
What is your preferred method of listening to audio books? Where and when do you listen to them?
I have only listened to one audio book ever, and that is The Rest of Her Life by Laura Moriarty. I think I got it free through a trial of one of the online audio book sites. It was in the form of Mp3 but I burned them onto cd's so I could listen in the car. It was a strange experience getting used to listening to audio. At first I wasn't sure I liked it, but as I got more into the story I found I wanted to listen more and more. Despite that, it took me over 4 months to listen to the entire thing. I was in the car a lot for my job at the time, but the drives weren't that long. Plus, I still had to vary it with listening to the radio. I started that back in September of 2007, I believe. Since then I've downloaded a few more audio books but have yet to listen to one!! Especially since shortly later I got a job 5 minutes from my house that doesn't require me to do any extra driving!
That's changed again, though. I am working an internship that has me meeting clients in their home. The agency I am working for provides services to the very large central Florida area, so I've found myself being assigned clients about an hour's drive from home. I decided to try out audio books again to keep me entertained during those drives. Rather than taking the time to burn onto cd any of the ones I have, I took one out from the library. I currently have Charley's Web by Joy Fielding. I actually have the hardcover of this book but I gave it to my parents to read ages ago and they haven't gotten to it yet. We'll see how this goes. Considering I only have 3 weeks (6 if I can renew) I'm wondering if I'll even be able to make it through the book! Especially since the long drives I mentioned aren't going to be happening but once or twice a week.
And to further answer the question, I can't see myself ever listening to an audio book anywhere but in the car. Anywhere else I would be occupied with other things to where I wouldn't be listening to what was being said.