Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Audio Book Week Tuesday Discussion :How do You Choose Your Audiobooks?

Tuesday: How do You Choose Your Audiobooks?
How do you decide what you’ll listen to? Do you mostly listen, or split time between listening and reading? Particularly if you split time, how do you decide what you’ll consume in audio and what in print? 

Most of the time I decide what books to listen to depending on what I am in the mood for.  I have been doing quite a bit more audio books for review lately so I will admit I feel a need to listen to those books sooner than later but I have decided that I will listen to one of my personal books before I go to sleep at night.  I split time between print and audio but audio seems to have gotten alot more time this year.  I think this is because I can consume audio so much easier as I can multitask.  There are certain books that I prefer in audio like James Patterson books and The Outlander Series but I am also an equal opportunity reader/listener of other genres like Amish fiction (my husband enjoys these books too so I will get alot of them) .  Lately whenever I see a book that caught my eye on the blogosphere I will quite often check to see if it is on audio and see if I can get it for review or I will put it on my wishlist on Audible and use one of my credits for it the next time my credits are renewed. 


  1. I'm like you. I seem to be consuming more audio this year than print books and for the same reason. I can listen while cooking, getting ready in the morning, cleaning and all those other mundane tasks.

  2. I'm nodding at your post. Audio has the edge on print books for multitasking!

  3. This is the first year that audio is going to be the majority of my reading.

  4. The amount of reading vs listening I do seems to go in streaks. With my daughters home for the summer, I'm spending less time alone and consequently listen less. Come September, I'll have more listening time.


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