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buffbraz
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
I commute about 10 hours a week and have been listening to Audible for many years. What are yalls best of the best Audible books? I have enjoyed:
Mr Mercedes trilogy
Mountain Man series
Adrian’s Diary series
Red Rising series
Three Body problem series
Daemon and other Suarez books
One second after series.
Just to name a few


IllegalPete
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
Audiobooks were a game changer for me.

Listen while commuting, working depending on your job, exercising, doing bull shite around the house, etc.

I was an avid reader growing up and through my 20s but for whatever reason dwindled down to a book a month at most.

Now I listen to a book a week, sometimes more.

Audible is a good base, they have all the new releases, but it can be pretty expensive after your monthly credit.

This is where your library steps in. Whether Overdrive/Libby or RBDigital, you have free access to thousands of books. Most popular series are available, minus a few individual titles.

Even if I buy a book or receive one as a gift I almost always download and listen to the audible version instead.

The narrator can make a big difference. Anything with George Guidall is worth a listen. He does the entire Longmire series and a bunch of other westerns.


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MSTiger33
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
Check out the Joe Ledger Series

If you like crude childish humor then check out the cavern and creatures series by Robert Bevan. It’s about 4 dipshits from Gulfport that get sucked into a D&D type world. Shenanigans ensue. It’s mindless and funny.

Check out audiobookbay if you don’t want to waste an audible credit trying them out


BigPapiDoesItAgain
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
I think actually reading the written word is important for language and vocabulary development earlier in one's life/educational process, but there comes a point where I don't feel it makes a difference. I'm almost always reading something in print and listening to something on Audible at the sometime, and if it's something that is pretty complex, or long and I really like it, I'll buy the Kindle version as well and take advantage of whisper sync. Life is way too short not to Audible.


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Costanza
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
Which download link do you click on audiobookbay or are you creating a profile? A step by step of what you do to make this work would be appreciated. Thanks for the source!


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buffbraz
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
Thanks MSTiger33


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buffbraz
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
Any additional recommendations for the very best audible books to buy?


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Htowntiger90
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
I'll be one of the last people in America reading paper books but Audible's good for the commute. I have an hour drive to work and not as much time to read as I used to except when sitting on a plane. I still prefer book books but Audible helps me make progress on the reading list.


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CajunPhil
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
I feel like you are giving up control of the way you read and think if you rely on audible. Not just on linearity or the lack of it, but also substitution of the speaker's emphasis for your own reaction to the material.


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Old Sarge
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
I use Audible, I like it, but it’s pricey in my opinion.


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TigerFanInSouthland
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
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So my reading list has gotten out of control honestly


This is my problem. Probably 85% of the pics I have on my phone are books that I need to read on top of the hundreds of books that I have at my house that I still need to read. I use it for secondary books that I don’t necessarily feel the need to actually read.

However, and this is the case for probably everybody, my retention isn’t near as high when I listen to audiobooks.

95% of the books I have are military history. I’ll listen to fiction stuff on audible mostly.


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shutterspeed
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re: To Audible or Not to Audible
I've tried doing the audiobook thing. I just can't. It doesn't provide the same pleasure/experience for me as reading a physical book.


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