Friday, June 10, 2011

Audiobook Resources

For the final day of Audiobook Week 2011, Jen at Devourer of Books wants to know:

Where do you learn about great audiobook titles? Find reviews? Buy your audiobooks? 

My audiobooks come from a variety of sources. I'm a member of Audible and download quite a few with them. This is a great resource because they come ready to go on my iTouch. I don't need to do any special formatting for Audible downloads.

However, a less expensive option for me is my public library. I feel very fortunate to be a ClevNet member. The network of great libraries enables me to borrow from a system of over 40 different libraries without any special fees. That really expands my selection to choose from.

Another great place I go to for audiobooks is the used bookstore. They also carry used audiobooks, which they guarantee.

As far as how I make my audiobook choices goes, I have a group of friends on Twitter who recommend great audios and narrators; I participate on Audiobook.com; but my greatest resource for recommendations is definitely my friend Michael Alatorre who is simply my audiobook guru. He understands technical nuances better than anyone I know. He appreciates fine detail in narrators and production. He simply knows so much in this realm and I'm continually learning from him.

Don't forget that I want to be a resource for some of my readers and I'm giving away 3 abridged copies of David Baldacci's SIXTH MAN, so get your entries in! AND I actually have a review of an audiobook that will be posted later today. Please be sure to check back.

Happy Listening!

5 comments:

Beth F June 10, 2011 at 9:28 AM  

I use my library -- digital downloading -- all the time. A terrific resource.

Kristin June 10, 2011 at 10:58 AM  

I borrow audios from the library all the time - I now just need to try downloading them from OverDrive to get some on my ipod.

My resources post can be found here.

Nise' June 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM  

I am thankful that my library has a large selection of audiobooks to choose from!

le0pard13 June 10, 2011 at 4:12 PM  

You are so sweet, Jen. Thank you for the shout-out! But, give yourself some credit. You are a fine judge of audiobooks and the narrators who give them life. You yourself have turned me on to a number of fantastic titles in audio through the years I've known you, my friend.

Jen (Devourer of Books) June 10, 2011 at 4:55 PM  

Oh, I always forget about the used bookstore option for audiobooks. I know our local store has quite a selection, too.

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