Audiobook Week Meme- Audiobook Week Discussion

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Here’s something quick and easy for the middle of the week, just a short meme. Just copy/paste (and obviously change the answers to your own).

Audiobook are you currently reading/you read most recently: Feed by Mira Grant

Impressions?: LOVE. Like, hope for terrible traffic jams so I can keep listening love it.

How long you’ve been listening to audiobooks: I’ve done a little listening on and off in the past, but I started really getting into audiobooks last January or so, so about 18 months.

First audiobook you ever listened to: First one was some listen/readalong thing when I was super little. A couple of years ago I downloaded a couple of books from Librivox: “Pride and Prejudice” and “The Little Princess”. My listening fizzled there, though, when I got to bad narrators, since all Librivox narrators are volunteers. At the beginning of my REAL audiobook listening, “The Historian” by Elizabeth Kostova was my first title, and I listened to it on a driving weekend away with my husband before our baby was born.

Favorite audiobook title: So difficult! For sheer amazing audiobook experience, probably “The Help.” I could probably listed 10 other ‘favorites,’ though.

Favorite narrator: Honestly, I’m not really sure. I have loved Erik Davies, Robert Petkoff, and Robertson Dean, though. There are lots of female narrators whose work I think is fabulous, but I really love me some sexy-voiced men.

How do you choose what to listen to versus read? Sheer luck, really. Usually it is based on what I’m trying to fit into my reading schedule that my library happens to have in audio. I try to avoid plots with non-linear chronological structure, though, because I find I don’t do well with them.