I can count on one hand the times where I considered audio books. First when I discovered my love of Twilight but then I listened to the preview online and I hated the narrator's voice so I passed. Second…
The price for an audio book can run close to 40 bucks for the CDs. So I think “One audio book or two or three real books?!?” You can guess what wins with me.
Then the Linger effect took over! Maggie Stiefvater tweets about how Sam sings and Cole sounds like sex on a stick! Well that combined with my love of all things Maggie I finally gave in and purchased a membership to audible.com
Audible draws you in with 7.99 a month for 3 months and then your membership goes up to 14.99! Most books are one credit so I figured I could get shiver, linger, and something else and be done right? Slight problem I keep forgetting to use my credits and turn off my account!
So far I’ve purchased:
I have only listened to pieces of Linger and all of Sisters Red…ah it's not been good so far. The narrator’s voices are nothing like what the characters sound like in my head. Also the pace is slower than what I would read. Listening to narrators with accents or speak sighs and grimace is very annoying.
On the plus side I can listen while I'm driving home and my commute is an hour each way, so it helps the commute go by faster. Also I can stream live on my blackberry and listen during lunch or even at my desk.
What are your thoughts? Am I the only one that feels this way or maybe I haven't listen to the right audio books? What are your suggestions?
*For those who know me reading an ebook online hardly ever happens because I get distracted by twitter, email, chat, and all the other fun stuff on the net.