When Do You Listen to Audiobooks? – Audiobook Week Discussion

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I know that some of us covered this on Monday, but I’m still curious about just where everyone listens to audiobooks.

When I first started listening to audiobooks, it was car-only. Really, I just wanted something to take my mind off of my commutes. I was a big NPR fan, but for some reason I didn’t find ALL THINGS CONSIDERED quite as interesting as MORNING EDITION, so I’d drive to work listening to NPR, and drive home listening to an audiobook.

Next, it was the gym. Yes, music got me pumped up to move, but after a few minutes I would be bored, bored, bored. I need plot to keep me interested in, well, pretty much anything, so I started bringing my audiobook with me on the bike and the elliptical.

Then it was those long, boring times when I was really doing a deep scrubbing of some room.

Now, as long as I have at least 5 minutes during which I will be doing something that does not involve me reading, writing, or listening to other words, I stick those ear buds straight into my ears: when I’m driving, working out, taking a walk, cleaning, folding laundry, drying my hair, coloring my hair, straightening my hair….

When do you listen to audiobooks?

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