Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Audiobook Love Week - Mid-Week Meme

Here’s something quick and easy for the middle of Audiobooks Love  week, just a short meme.

 

Current/most recent audiobook: On Monday there was a little love fest happening over Tina Fey – Bossypants and I just could not resist picking it up.

This is something outside of the books I normally pick up but I expected I will have loads of recommended listens before the end of the week. I don't do celebrity books and really stay clear of “living” autobiographies- but I think a combination of the cover and the fact that I actually like Ms. Fey comedic style urged me to pick this up..

Impressions: I wont review the book on this blog – but  I will say now I am liking this book a hell of a lot more than I thought I would.

So far it’s quite an insightful look into Ms Fey’s life. I am so not regretting this purchase at all.

Current favourite audiobook: I don't currently have a favourite audio book – to be honest I am not sure if I ever will have a favourite audio book, I‘ll love things about them or will think some particular aspect stood out more than others, but no over the moon love.

One book I listened to this year that I really liked was The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman  This book falls into the paranormal genre and I thought the narration was so good, I have added the narrator to my list of one to watch..

Five Wishes - Gay Hendricks was another great listen for me. I think I broke my own rule and listen to this one through the night. Superb writing and a really personal look at how a entire way of life and philosophy took off.. This is a non fiction body of work.

One narrator who always makes you choose audio over print:  While I like and will even swoon over a voice, realistically no narrator will make me choice one format over the other but I do have some favourite voice that I look out for whenever I go audio surfing.

Jack Garrett

Ilyana Kadushin

Matt Walters

Jim Bowie

Sawyer Allerde

Genre you most often choose to listen to: Suspense thrillers and Romance, romance and more romance – and any sub-genre that fall in between those two.

I really think audio was built for suspense book – magic happens when the right narrator and the right book clicks. I will add here and say that the few fantasy books I have listened to have all turned out well – so Fantasy is in my top three preferred genre..

If given the choice, you will always choose audio when: When I filter around in the morning – I tend to be filled will nervous energy in the morning and having the audio in the background while I get on with other things works for me.

Series books work for me in audio – not sure why, I have been using audio as a way of catching up on my TBR pile …. I am hoping to get to Alex Archer - Rouge Angel next..

If given the choice, you will always choose print when:  When I am in a group of friend/people or in an environment where I might be called on, I value courtesy above alot of things in life and audio (books) is one of those things that is isolating and demand a level of isolation or at the least blocking out what is going on around you to enjoy the book or you just might end up missing that one vital piece of info.

I am a ebook girl in most of my reading life and other than my immediate circle of friends and family most people don't know or even realise that I listen to audio books.

I value and respect the people I am with at any point I am out and about so print work whether a physical book or the ereader comes out of the bag for when I get a few minute or there is a break – it’s a friendlier option and I have always thought even if my head is down in a book it is a more approachable option than lost in my own world with earplugs in..

 

 

 

This post is apart of the Audio book love week hosted by Jen – Devourer of Book

7 Speak To Me:

restlessreader on 8 June 2011 at 13:42 said...

I'm glad you are enjoying Tina Fey's Bossypants, as that's my current audiobook as well. I love her sense of humor.

Jen (Devourer of Books) on 8 June 2011 at 15:33 said...

I think we may have to vote BOSSYPANTS *the* audio of Audiobook Week, if not the entirety of June is Audiobook Month!

Mickey @ imabookshark on 8 June 2011 at 15:48 said...

Everyone loves Bossypants. I loved it, and I'm glad you're enjoying it. And YEAH for Rogue Angel!! Let me know how you like it :o)

Here's my audio book week post!

Mickey @ imabookshark

Nise' on 8 June 2011 at 15:57 said...

I will listen to Bossy Pants because of this week's buzz too!

Kristin on 8 June 2011 at 16:40 said...

Add me to that list too - Bossy Pants sounds too good to miss!

My mid-week meme can be found here.

Just Mom on 8 June 2011 at 20:52 said...

I brought Bossypanst home from the library in print but my daighter snatched it up and has it squirreled away in her room. Soudns like I ought to just give up on that and go for audio instead!

I have a hard time listening to romance on audio - I like my sex in print not out loud in the air around me! Maybe I would feel different if I used headphones but I just listen when I am in the car.

Sheila (Bookjourney) on 9 June 2011 at 05:56 said...

I am listening to Bossy Pants currently and enjoying it too.... so many laugh out loud moments!