day 16 // audiobooks.com

I have always read a lot. A LOT. As a kid I would read everything I could, from cereal boxes to National Geographic magazines. I was the only kid the Catholic school teachers weren’t wary of having a NG mag. The boys would look at them for the boobs and I was seriously in it for the articles. I would get in trouble for reading at the dinner table or staying up too late to read. This habit never ceased. I still love to read any chance I get. However, when I went back to school and had homework every night and weekend, on top of my internship as well as being a mom and wife, reading had to take a backseat – or did it?!

If you know me, you know if I really want it, I’m going to make it happen. My mom was a big fan of books on CD, but because I love letting technology make my life easier, I used my 45 minute commute to and from school to listen to the books I had wanted to read. It was convenient, easy, and a total no-brainer.

One of the disadvantages of listening vs. reading yourself is you are at the mercy of the narrator. Sometimes they make the book. I lucked out with my first few books, The Book Thief, written by Markus Zusak and narrated by the impressive Allan Corduner was a fabulous listen. I also was wooed by the warm voice of Will Patton as he pulled me through the amazingly written story, Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. There has been a few narrators that have made the book unbearable or made the main character more whiny than I felt necessary. It’s a chance I’m willing to take.

Have kids? It’s a great way for them to get more interested in reading. The best deal I found was the ENTIRE Ramona Quimby Audio Collection, EIGHT of your favorite Ramona books, NINETEEN hours of listening for $14.95. And the icing on the cake? THEY ARE NARRATED BY STOCKARD CHANNING! Rizzo is the voice of Ramona?! Yes. Yes, she is. Seriously. I may or may not have logged into my daughter’s account to listen to a few.

I use audiobooks.com. Every book is one credit, each credit is $14.95. I’ve tried Audible, and some of the books are $25. That feels steep, but it is connected to Amazon, so the convenience factor is huge. As I said, I’m an audiobooks.com fan.

Here are a few additional titles that I enjoyed to get you started:

Yes Please by Amy Poehler (read by the author + special guests)
We Are Water by Wally Lamb (read by the author + others)
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House by Kate Andersen Brower

2 thoughts on “day 16 // audiobooks.com

  1. Oh honey, you forgot to mention that it was difficult for Mumsy to holler at you for reading, but did you have to do it while brushing your teeth? I love that you love to read. You may have gotten that trait from my Dad. He was an avid reader too.

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