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buffbraz
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Member since Nov 2005
5219 posts

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
USA Fan
Front Range
Member since Oct 2017
7182 posts

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
LSU Fan
New York City
Member since Oct 2007
15340 posts

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
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Nov 2009
1486 posts

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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Member since May 2011
1799 posts

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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Member since Nov 2005
5219 posts

re: To Audible or Not to Audible
Thanks MSTiger33


buffbraz
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Member since Nov 2005
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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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Houston
Member since Dec 2018
636 posts

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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Chimes
Member since Aug 2013
576 posts

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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Dean of Admissions, LSU
Member since Jan 2012
45321 posts

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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Louisiana
Member since Aug 2012
24093 posts

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
LSU Fan
MS Gulf Coast
Member since May 2007
48580 posts

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.


JodyPlauche
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2009
2474 posts

re: To Audible or Not to Audible
I have it and I enjoy it. Basically you pay for one book per month...they give you a credit.

I drive a lot so it comes in handy.


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Asharad
Alabama Fan
Tiamat
Member since Dec 2010
3972 posts

re: To Audible or Not to Audible
My commute is 30 minutes. I love my Audible subscription. I average 1 or 2 books a month.
This post was edited on 6/30 at 10:57 am


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Asharad
Alabama Fan
Tiamat
Member since Dec 2010
3972 posts

re: To Audible or Not to Audible
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It doesn't provide the same pleasure/experience for me as reading a physical book.
Some books are improved by the narrator. Finding the right narrator is the trick. I purchase audiobooks based on the narrator, not the author.


ToroTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2014
87 posts

re: To Audible or Not to Audible
If you've never tried audiobooks, I suggest you get Boys in the Boat narrated by Edward Herrmann. If you are like me, you'll be hooked, and you will also see how important the narrator is. Always play a sample before you get one just to check out the narrator.


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The Vigilance
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USA
Member since Aug 2019
4 posts

re: To Audible or Not to Audible
Scott Brick is good also


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Puffoluffagus
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Savannah, GA
Member since Feb 2009
4287 posts

re: To Audible or Not to Audible
I've been using audible for about 2-3 years now.

I do the platinum annual.

My wife and I share the account for books.

I was never much of an avid "in the hand" book reader, as it was never convenient for me with the job and other things I had to study.

But audible is great for commutes, doing yard work and now I listen a fair bit while putting the baby to sleep.

It would be harder for me to choose just to sit down and listen to a book like I would do if I wanted to read a book. I mostly like to do it while I'm doing something else.


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oauron
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Birmingham, AL
Member since Sep 2011
13921 posts

re: To Audible or Not to Audible
I've been a big fan of Audible. Ties well with the kindle unlimited and I've been able to consume so much more. Lots of books that I always wanted to read but could never make time for, but I'm able to get through so much more.

Of course, the narrator makes or breaks it, but there are so many great narrators. I feel like I've enjoyed characters and moments more with another tool to help paint the picture in my mind.
This post was edited on 8/29 at 4:36 pm


lacajun069
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franklinton
Member since Sep 2008
1777 posts

re: To Audible or Not to Audible
I discovered Audible a year are so ago and I thoroughly enjoy listening to books while traveling .

Listened to:
American Gods
The Godfather
It
The Green Mile
The Gunslinger
I just finished listening to
Salem's Lot this morning.


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