Monday, June 21, 2010

Audiobook Week: Why audiobooks?

Jen of Devourer of Books asks, "Why audiobooks? Why do you like them, why did you first try them, why have you NOT tried them, etc."

This is a pretty easy question for me. I like audiobooks because I live in my car and they help to pass the time. I don't really live in my car but it sure feels like it! My job involves making home visits to families of children who have special needs. The neighborhood I mainly serve is about thirty minutes from my office so there's an hour a day in the car right there! I have three kids, they all play sports and there's a lot of driving around involved because of where we live. We live on the coast of South Carolina so our town is actually a series of islands. Our house is on one island, the soccer field is off the island - in town. The baseball field is on another island but in a different direction. You get the picture - it's a lot of driving! So audiobooks make my time in the car go faster.

I have a "work car" and a "home car" so rather than try to carry discs back and forth, I usually just have two books going at a time. I blogged about it once, here.

If you like audiobooks, I am giving away some that I liked, here.


Jen - devourer of books said...

Aren't audiobooks just the best for driving around?

Shelley (Book Clutter) said...

I have learned that I don't listen well in the car and it is frustrating to me because I have lots of places to drive here and there that total about an hour and a half a day. I have plenty of housework to make up for it, and do most of my listening while keeping things clean.

Beth F said...

I love that you have two audios going at once! I used to hate to drive but once I discovered audiobooks, no driving trip seems out of the question!

bermudaonion said...

You're so smart! I wish I'd discovered audio books when I was the family chauffeur.

Diane said...

I love audio books as well and have been listening to them for about (10) years. I think my first audio books were ones by Anne Tyler or Barbara Kingsolver, and James Patterson. It's easy to multi-task and enjoy a book, so what a reader's dream :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I think that is so funny - I use two vehicles too and at first was trying to move the audio between cars and remember what chapter I was on.

Then I just put a different audio in each vehicle and now I have Patterson in one (Step On A Crack) and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows in the other.