Now that I’ve talked up audiobooks all week and you are dying to get your hands on one, you may be wondering where to begin. Well, aside form the awesome flowchart I posted earlier this week, I have some thoughts for you.
How I Find Them:
I find audiobooks the same way I find print books. I listen to what my wonderfully bookish friends are saying. I think I’ve only taken one audiobook for review, so for the most part I am free to listen to anything at anytime. Which I love. Some of my go-to people for audiobook recommendations:
- Jennifer from The Literate Housewife (@lithousewife)
- Candace from Beth Fish Reads (@bethfishreads) – make sure you check out Audiobook Jukebox for reviews
and of course
- Jen from Devourer of Books (@devourerofbooks)
And the professionals that I enjoy following on twitter:
- @mitzpa: Megan Fitzpatrick – Publicity/Marketing for Hachette Audio (also @hachetteaudio)
- @xesands: Xe Sands – narrator
- @dogearedcopy: Tanya Perez – Studio Services at Blackstone Audio
- @tantoraudio: Tantor audio – publisher
- @simvan: Simon Vance – narrator
- @macmillanaudio: MacMillan Audio – publisher
Where I Find Them:
Almost all of my audiobooks come from the library. The CDs are pretty expensive and I haven’t given in to an Audible subscription yet, so I get what I can from my local library. Luckily, we have a great library system in Pinellas County and I’ve only been unable to find one or two titles. If you haven’t done so, check our your library’s audiobook selection. You might be surprised.
Last summer, I posted about why I am a genius (i.e., how I mark my place in audiobooks). If you have an iPhone and you listen to audiobooks, you should read it.
Join the fun and head on over to Devourer of Books for all of the Audiobook Week goodness.
The library is my main source. Thanks for the iPhone tip for bookmarking. So easy!
Oh no, another reason to get an iPhone!
Yes, there are only one or two titles your library didn’t have, but one of them was FEED!!!!!1!