I caught up with a school friend, Melissa the other day and we could have spent hours chatting! It was like no years had gone by. One of the things she introduced me to is Audio Books. They’re not new by any means, but I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get on this train.
I admittedly still have not got completely into Podcasts, which is actually weird considering I’m in radio. I just haven’t found any that have really grab me. Perhaps this will be my gateway into the podcast world, who knows?!
This is not an endorsement of any kind. I’m just simply telling you what I’ve discovered, thanks to Milly. I downloaded the Audible app, which works with Amazon. It’s $14,95 a month, which is R200 and it gives you one credit. One credit = 1 audio book. Still cheaper than a physical book. If you wish to download more, then you buy the books you’d like, but they all work out roughly to what a book at Exclusive would cost you, maybe cheaper.
You can also send a book to a friend – I think you’re allowed to do this once, so Melissa sent me Jeffrey Archer’s Kane and Abel.
I’m a big fan of crime thrillers, and my favourite author is James Patterson. I used my first credit to download James Patterson & David Ellis’ Murder House. I’m hooked.
There’s a male and female narrator, which makes it interesting. I also love that you can play an audio sample, so that you can hear the narrator and whether you like the voice or not.
Oh and I did have a giggle… because I’m clearly mature… at the sex scene. Our narrator really got the heavy breathing right.
I love listening at any chance I get and as Melissa pointed out, this might be exactly what I need when I breastfeed in the early hours of the morning.
Do you listen to audiobooks? Anything that’s blown you away?