First off, I’d like to thank everyone who commented on my last blog (two weeks ago), which Edie had kindly posted for me following my hip surgery. The surgery went well and slow but steady progress is being made in getting me back on my feet.
Okay … Audio-books. Something that I personally am finding rather fascinating. A couple of years ago I wrote a little bit about this in an audio-book versus reading sorta blog. Well, the medium is becoming more and more popular. Not only can you obtain audio-books via the internet from places like Macmillan Audio, Barnes & Noble, i-Tunes, Amazon … the list goes on.
Plus, the devices that one can use to download audio-books have grown. You can use anything compatible with an mp3 audio player. This includes walkmans, i-Pods, i-Pads … pretty much anything with an “i” in it. There are also tablets, smart phones, and of course, your computer, although personally this wouldn’t be a first choice. I spend a good part of the day and the last thing I feel like doin’ is spending more time on it. Then there’s your e-readers. Easy enough to download an audio-book onto that. So your e-reader is not only convenient for downloading and storing oodles of books, but you can also download an audio-book, plug in a pair of headphones and viola … you’re all set.
Since I’ve been laid up, I’ve been listening to books on CDs. Barbara Vey was kind enough to give me a half dozen or so books on CD to help make my convalescing time go faster. Although I’ve read Molly Harper’s “Good Girls Don’t Have Fangs”, I find that listening to it is just as enjoyable. Who knows — this might be reminiscent of that time when I was a child and mom used to to read to me.
Times when listening to an audio-book as opposed to reading are pretty much a no brainer. Long distance driving, while you’re at work (maybe) or just plain vegging out.
So, anyone out there have any pros or cons for audio-books? As far as I’m concerned, I only see the advantages and few if none of the disadvantages.