There are many people that love audibooks, some that hate them and many that haven’t ever really tried them. I fall into the third category. Although Marc Secchia was kind enough to gift me an audiobook copy of Aranya, I never really had the time to listen to it. But lately while I’ve been doing housework or even just working out I’ve been giving it a try. The narrator is articulate and amusing and of course the sheer beauty of Marc Secchia’s writing style lends itself to being read aloud well. But I still wasn’t sold on audiobooks until I listened to an audiobook of The Carnelian Legacy, which was gifted to me by Cheryl Koevoet a few days ago as a way of thanking me for helping out with the cover reveal. This one combined with Aranya has me sold on audiobooks: they’re a great way to absorb a story while not having to physically sit down and read. And some of them are quite elaborate, with sound effects and their own theme music.
I don’t think I’ll ever really buy an audiobook in place of a physical copy or ebook but who knows? I never thought I’d really read ebooks either.
So what do you guys think of audiobooks? Do you love ’em, hate ’em or haven’t ever tried ’em?