Lets talk audio books…

Hello everyone!

Today I am going to express my appreciation for AUDIO BOOKS!

So ok yes I know all the big book tubers talk about audio books all the time and include them in their monthly wrap-ups etc, but until this year I never realised how great they are!

The past 2-3 years I’ve probably listened to less than 10 audio books overall, and this to be quite honest is due to the cost. Initially I was using Audible (which is in no way really expensive) but as a full time student I just don’t really have the spare money for audio books. So I dabbled a little into listening to audio books but never really stuck to it.

THIS YEAR THOUGH… I found out that my library company which is Library’s NI, have an online app for its members and with this app you can download ebooks and audio books that your local library have. So I though this was brilliant because of course its free because its from the library, so I went through their selection and started saving some books I’d like to listen to in my holds area. This was in January, and now that we are now in March I have listened to a total of 6 audio books and I am currently halfway through my 7th.

They are GREAT! especially as a student, I don’t have a lot of time for sitting and physically reading a book anymore but i can listen to these on the go and when Im just walking about the house doing stuff!!

If you are wondering what I’ve been listening to lately, its been:

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone – J.K Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – J.K Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K Rowling

Fifties Girl – Sophie Kinsella

The Lord of the Rings (Fellowship of the Ring) – J.R.R Tolkin

The Lord of the Rings (The Two towers) – J.R.R Tolkin


This was quite a random wee post but I just wanted to tell everyone how great audio books can be!!

Thanks for reading,

speak soon,

Lish x

11 thoughts on “Lets talk audio books…

  1. I am ALWAYS cycling through a Harry Potter audiobook! Do you use Jim Dale or Stephen Fry’s version? At first listen I wasn’t a huge fan of them, but four years later they are an indispensable part of my work commute!

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  2. I love audio books; depending on the narrator. That can make all the difference. Some of my favorite recent audiobooks have been “Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four Hour Bookstore” and “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.”

    I presume you’re listening to the Robert Inglis versions of LOTR? I enjoy those, but I would love to see an updated version. My vote is for Richard Armitage to narrate. His work on the Shakespeare novels are amazing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRR9tUG23r8 ).

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  3. My parents got me hooked on books on tape and then books on CD. When I driving in high school, I had a 30-mile round-trip commute. I listened to the entire Millennium trilogy, plus a few others. I listen to more podcasts while driving now, but it’s fun memories.

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  4. I’ve recently just discovered the wonder of audiobooks, myself. For the longest time, I think it was because I didn’t believe that I’d enjoy them as much as I do physical books or eBooks, but boy, was I wrong. I’ve only listened to two (a smutty audiobook being my cherry-popper, lol), but now that I’ve discovered both Hoopla and Libby apps, I’m… not exactly seeking them out more, but if I’m looking for a particular book to borrow and all they have is the audio version, then I won’t think twice when it comes to borrowing. I also think that listening to a book could be beneficial in some ways, too, mostly with books that deal with complicated subjects. I just recently finished listening to A Brief History of Time by the late Stephen Hawking, and while a lot of it flew over my head, I still think listening to it was better for me than reading the words, because I probably would’ve felt “too stupid” to continue and DNF it.

    But yeah, long-winded response aside, audio books are GREAT.

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  5. I’ve been trying to get in to them more. I actually finished two this month. I pretty much only use the ones from the Library, so my problem is making sure I dedicate enough time to listen to them before they get pulled back. One of the ones I just finished I’ve been checking out since May because I didn’t dedicate enough time. I love the idea of listening to some classics via audiobook though. I hadn’t really thought of that. I’ve been meaning to get to TLOTR forEVER, so that might be a good one for me to download. 🙂

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    1. I struggled to get into them for ages but after a good few tries I became addicted. I almost always have one on the go!
      I tried so many times to read a physical copy of LOTR but just couldn’t finish it, but when I had the audiobook I flew through it! Definitely recommend! X

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  6. If you liked anything by Sophie Kinsella I really recommend you try the audiobooks for Finding Audrey and the Undomestic Goddess if you can get a hand on them through your library. They’re great books and I really enjoyed the audio versions! I’m an addict when it comes to audiobooks myself, it’s awesome that you found out about your library having that app!

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