For years I thought audio books were for people who didn't read. I have no idea why, but I had no interest. I can read myself, I thought. I don't need anyone to read for me. Then I got my iPod touch.
I somehow came across audio books on my library's website and figured out how to check them out and download them onto my iPod. Now I am never without a book. I can listen to a book while I do dishes, fold laundry, drive the car. When I am in the middle of listening to a good book, a lot more gets done around the house.
If you have not tried audio books, you should give one a try. It is a different experience because a well-read audio book is like listening to a play, with different voices for each character. You can listen to them on your computer or mobile device.
Some sources for free (I am a big fan of free) audio books:
Your public library (if you live in Wisconsin, click here) The following applies to Wisconsin, other places may vary.
*You must have a library card in good standing.
*Can check out titles for 7-14 days; cannot be returned early.
*Must have special software installed before downloading, such as OverDrive Media Console
*Public domain books
*Download in mp3, iPod, or iTunes format
How do you feel about audio books? Ever tried them? Have a question or suggestion? Let me know in the comments!