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Re: Listening to Audio books

Post by Pm7lucas » 18 Jul 2017, 16:40

I tried listening to audio books last year when I went on vacation. Since I can't read in a moving vehicle, I thought listening to a book would be a way to still get my reading fix. It didn't work the way I thought, unfortunately! Maybe the narrator wasn't a good one, but I did not enjoy the experience at all. I would try it again, though, because if I couldn't use my hands to read, such as when I am crafting, it would be nice to still get immersed in a good story!

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Post by BarryEM » 18 Jul 2017, 17:31

The narrator makes a huge difference in audiobooks. If you're still interested I suggest listening to a sample before you buy next time. You can do that on either Audible or Amazon. They give you a fairly lengthy sample so you can get a good idea of what narrator you like or don't like.

I personally think about 1/3 of the narrators are very good, about 1/3 so so, worth listening to but not preferable, and about 1/3 aren't worth listening to. And I've also learned that this is a very personal thing. I can't take anyone else's word for who is a good narrator. Some of those I think are terrible others think are great, and vice-versa.

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Post by Pm7lucas » 18 Jul 2017, 20:43

That's a good point. I didn't realize you could get a sample. I will definitely go that way next time - thanks!

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Post by raikyuu » 18 Jul 2017, 23:43

I don't think audio books are good if the book requires your imagination. I only listen to podcasts where you don't have to pay attention to every single word. Some books may be okay in audio books, but I haven't encountered any, yet.
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Post by Desmond Abey » 22 Jul 2017, 18:52

haven't really tried any!

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Post by Jeconiaomolo » 22 Jul 2017, 22:35

I actually don't enjoy audio book because many things pass undigested and therefore I don't feel the item am reading.
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Post by ebethina » 23 Jul 2017, 17:00

When I first started Audible I didn't really like it all that much and kept wondering what the point in it was. Well now I am finding it helps me get more reading done. I multitask with audible. I like to use it when I walk for something different once in awhile besides listening to music. It also helps with doing chores around the house.

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Post by Riki » 23 Jul 2017, 22:17

I can't do audio books, I just get too restless because it never seems to go at my pace.

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Post by Nina Rose » 23 Jul 2017, 22:23

I have not tried audio books.I still like to read the book to myself.I might drift off if someone else is reading it for me.

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Post by Ama Idim » 27 Jul 2017, 02:24

I haven't listened to one but I think enjoying it just depends on who and how it's being read

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Post by Daris » 29 Jul 2017, 02:18

Listening to Audio books are amazing, I listened to one once and it was so nice , all I had to do was plug my earpiece and that was all. I however think it depends on the kind of book and the voice used.

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Post by Sin24 » 30 Jul 2017, 01:37

Like audio books and sometimes it can be refreshing to listen to the story of the book without you having to read it, however, the narrator can affect how well you enjoy the story.

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Post by raikyuu » 06 Aug 2017, 00:36

Sin24 wrote:Like audio books and sometimes it can be refreshing to listen to the story of the book without you having to read it, however, the narrator can affect how well you enjoy the story.
I agree. There are additional factors for enjoying an audiobook, as compared to the physical and electronic copies.
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Post by Almondeyesdiva » 10 Aug 2017, 09:38

It depends. I have to be in the mood to listen to a book. Sometimes a book just flows better listening to someone tell it. However, I really have to be in the mood for it.

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Post by raikyuu » 12 Aug 2017, 02:47

Almondeyesdiva wrote:It depends. I have to be in the mood to listen to a book. Sometimes a book just flows better listening to someone tell it. However, I really have to be in the mood for it.
I totally agree
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