Today’s topic for Audiobook Week is Audiobook Resources: “Where do you learn about great audiobook titles? Find reviews? Buy your audiobooks? Share your secrets with the rest of us!”
I know a lot of people use Audible to purchase audiobooks, but I use a Sony Walkman MP3 player for my audiobooks, and it’s not compatible with Audible. I love my Sony Walkman – it’s simple to use, small enough to fit in my pocket while I do housework, and I can arrange and name the files how I like.
Since unabridged audiobooks on CD are very expensive, I don’t buy audiobooks. I rely on my public library to feed my audio addiction – either ripping the CDs to my computer and transferring them to my MP3 player, or downloading them off of my library’s Overdrive site. Yes, this limits me, and I often get very jealous when I read blog reviews of the latest title on audio, but that’s just the way it is. My library has a wide enough variety and they add new titles to Overdrive often enough that I have never run out of things to listen to.
As far as audiobook reviews, many of the blogs I already read review both print books and audiobooks. If you’re looking for a large database of audio reviews, be sure and check out Audiobook Jukebox.