Linette on September 30th, 2011
I spend a lot of time in the car commuting between Vancouver and Langley, so I like to make the most of my driving time. Usually this involves calling my mom or listening to podcasts or that new music I just bought, but lately it has been audiobooks. With little time for actually sitting down with a book, it’s been a great way to keep reading.
I’ve listened to audiobooks off and on for years, my enjoyment of them seeming to come in waves. More than once, I’ve started to listen to a book and stopped because I just couldn’t get into it, yet when I actually sat down to read the book I loved it. I’ve noticed that it takes a certain type of book for me to want to listen to it being read to me. It needs a quick plot, some action, and not a lot of detailed description.
That’s why The Hunger Games trilogy has been the perfect listening experience the last few weeks. It’s fast-paced and exciting with no need for extra concentration. I can drive safely and enjoy a good story. I’ve been enjoying it so much that my mom has been wondering why I’ve been calling so infrequently.
Have you listened to many audiobooks? What are your thoughts?