Where have I been?!? I don’t know? I think I slipped into another dimension on accident? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I have bounced back into the blogging groove! Finally!
Also today’s Top Ten Tuesday Topic is an “Audio Freebie” !!!!! And considering I just finished my very first audio book recently, I figured I’d come here to scream about how amaaaaaaaazing it was!!!
ON WITH THE POST!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl, in which bloggers and readers alike can scream together about books but in different topics each week!
I honestly can’t believe that I knew Audio Books existed but did nothing about it. It was amazing! I am in awe! Shame on my past self for not giving them a chance!
The story LITERALLY comes to life!
When I read somewhere that audio books bring the story to life I was like, but how? Like a movie? Is it sorcery?
But it really does. It was like listening to a movie. I have the Illuminae Audio book……. I’ve already read Illuminae (I’ve read the whole trilogy, which was amazing btw) But I felt like re-reading it and everyone said that the Audio for Illuminae was amazing. So I tried it.
And it was ALIVE! Illuminae had a full cast Audio Book and I can’t even begin to tell you how awesome it was! I was amazed! And AIDAN!
Oh my gosh. AIDAN was perfect.
I cried again at the end too. Even though I knew what was going to happen, I still sobbed. In my car. Right before class. It was beautiful.
I got so much done while listening to this audio book? Like. I was productive, and doing things that I would usually neglect to read, while progressing with my reading goals. At the same time.
I thought that I’d just be sitting there and listening to it, but I could actually focus on tasks WHILE listening to it! This is amazing to me! Who knew I could read (or have a book read to me?) AND do other things at the same time?!?
Audio Books Makes Commutes So Much More Fun!
Every time I have to drive to Uni, it takes 30mins to get there and then 30mins back. So 1 hour total. I usually listen to music, but sometimes I don’t feel like listening to music?
BUT LISTENING TO AN AUDIO BOOK!
It was so much more fun! Definitely made the journey seem a lot shorter, which was always sad because I want to listen to more.
Sometimes I’d carry on listening once I was home. I love Illuminae, it was very hard to stop okay?
They Last AAAGEEEEESSSS!
Which is a good thing! Though I guess it depends on what book you’re reading?
Most of the audio books I looked at seemed to be about 10 hours long (Illuminae was almost 12 hours).
Listening to them definitely makes time go faster. Time sorcery….
Super Easy To Take Anywhere!
If you take your phone and your headphones (or just play it out loud?), you got your book. You can go for a walk, while listening to a book. You can go for a RUN, while listening to a book.
Adventuring AND fulfilling reading goals!
Just try not to get so lost in the book that you get lost in real life. I don’t think your audio book can tell you how to get out of that forest you’ve wondered into.
Overall, I really really really really LOVED the audio experience!
Especially because it was Illuminae. That was a good choice. *pats self on back*
I love Illuminae, I loved the Audio Book for Illuminae. I will definitely be trying some other audio books out soon!
Have you tried out audio books before?? Did you enjoy the experience? Which books have you listened too that you recommend? HAVE YOU TRIED THE ILLUMINAE AUDIO BOOK?? I highly recommend it if you haven’t! It’s got super cool special effects and space sounds!!