Audiobooks are everywhere these days. When I’m on Facebook, Instagram and even other blogs, I see so many people listening to audiobooks. I know Isabelle is a big fan of them and has been able to read so much more since she started listening to audiobooks.
I’ve always thought they weren’t for me, but I was really curious. So today I have a post about My First Experience with Audiobooks.
Here in The Netherlands, we have Storytel. It’s a monthly subscription that gives you unlimited access to all of the e-books and audiobooks it has. I think you can best compare it to Audible or Scribd. There is a free two week trial, so I thought that would be the perfect opportunity!
When I go to work, I read in the train. After the train I still have a 20 minute bus ride and about a ten minute walk. Most of the time, I don’t pick up my e-reader while on the bus. I figure audiobooks would be the perfect solution from some extra reading time. At least 3 hours a week, so a couple books extra per month.
Isabelle recently listened to Daisy Jones and the Six and enjoyed the audiobook (she even made a playlist for this one recently). It apparently has a full cast and I’ve been wanting to read this once since I heard about it. I was a big fan of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo last year, so I needed to see what the author did with her newest book.
Daisy Jones & the Six is a book told by interviews and articles. I started listening to this one and I have to say it was interesting with all the different voices. After a half an hour though, I made the decision this wasn’t the right one to start with. I was a bit confused with all the voices and the way the story is told made it just a bit hard to follow.
I think once I listen to a few audiobooks and get used to them, I will come back to Daisy Jones & the Six. Before finding this one, I saw quite a few new releases and books I still want/need to read. This included The Field Party series by Abbi Glines. I saw that the fifth book (releasing this month), was going to be up on the release date, so I looked for the third one.
I can’t believe the fifth book is being released already. I loved the first two books Until Friday Night and Under the Lights. So After the Game officially became my first audio book! I started reading this last Sunday during my shower and continued on my bus ride/walk to work this week. What is my verdict about audio books?
I have been listening to After the Game during my bus ride to and from work. When I’m typing this I am over halfway through the book. I’m enjoying this experience a lot more than I thought I would. For me it will really be the narrator that decides if I will listen or not. It’s definitely something to keep me busy during the last part of my commute and add a few extra books to my wrap up each month.
I’m really shocked that I ended up enjoying this experience. We’ll have to see where the future takes me with that and I will update again after listening to a few more. Do you listen to audio books? What have been some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments!