June is Audiobook Month — Celebrate and Win!
Anyone who has visited here before knows I love audiobooks.
However, I wasn’t always the world’s greatest audio fan. Listening rather than reading was a gradual process for me. I first tried audio many years ago—and failed miserably with the format and avoided audiobooks for many years. Yes, me!
Well, my first attempt at listening to a book was a Sue Grafton mystery, one of the alphabet murders, on cassette tape while driving to a business seminar from Chicago to Indianapolis. I was concentrating so hard on listening that I missed an exit ramp and ended up on the wrong expressway. I had to figure out where I was and how to turn around, all in the days before GPS. I thought, ugh, no more books in the car, this is dangerous. And that was that.
I got an iPod, and I would listen to music while gardening. If I could do that, then why not a book? I could read a few more books a year that way. It was a start, but a little more complicated than that!
Audiobooks are an acquired skill.
The solution for me was to start with a few non-fiction books and some short stories. With a full length book my mind would wander and I’d lose the plot. Non-fiction is much easier to listen to at first. Memoirs are also great to listen to when new to the format. If I can “learn to listen,” anyone can!
Years later, not only do I listen to books on CD in the car (yeah, I’m OK with that now), I also download and stream audio from my smartphone using bluetooth headphones . . . and listen to about 60 books a year.
Win a Year of Free Audiobooks
Recorded books is sponsoring a fantastic audiobook giveaway.
There will be two lucky winners. Each winner will each receive an audio download code good for 25 books. Titles can be downloaded all at once, or spread out over the year. There will be one winner for Highbridge Audiobooks and one for Tantor Audiobooks.
The winners will have a huge assortment of books to choose from. There is something for everyone, from seasoned listener to newbie and everyone in between.
For a chance to win . . .
Fill out the form below on or before midnight, Tuesday, June 30th. I will draw two random winners and they will be notified by email. That’s it. Easy!
For a bonus entry . . .
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