As a lover and student of creative writing, literature and storytelling I’ve decided that I do not read enough for my aspiring profession. I need to obsorbe stories! My Kindle has helped me read more books than my set reading goals, but now I have discovered another amazing tool that helps me consume book after book; Audiobooks!

WHY AUDIOBOOKS

The reason I started listening to audiobooks is because of all the reading I had to do for my university course this year. I struggled go get through it all. My friend recommended audiobooks, so I could listen to these books while doing other things. Before going to sleep, while getting ready in the morning, on the bus to work/university, while having a bath. It’s given me so much more time to read. It’s a nice little change from reading on my kindle and paper books!

FAVOURITE BIOGRAPHY

  • “Elon Musk” by Ashlee Vance | Elon Musk is a big inspiration to a lot of people, including myself. This biography gave a great insight of his vision, his drive and how he’s gotten where he is today. It really opened my eyes what it takes to become what Elon is today. Very inspiring!
  • In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom | A very memorable biography of a North Korean girl who escaped the country’s dictatorship. Both heartbreaking and inspiring. A story that has stayed with me ever since I listened to it.

 

FAVOURITE FICTION

  • “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline | One of the books I’ve been meaning to read for months but never had the time to. But with this audiobook I listened to it while getting ready in the morning, on my way to work and during my break. It’s probably one of my new favourite sci-fi / dystopian novels! I love the gaming aspects of the novel, the characters and the fast pace – you really don’t want to stop listening!
  • “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury | A classic dystopian novel, one that I loved reading a few years back. Apart from it being an amazingly well-written novel, the narration by Tim Robbins in this Audiobook makes the story come to live like never before. It drags you in. It makes the story even more impressive. A very good introduction to see how an Audiobook can bring the story so much extra.

 

FAVOURITE PERSONAL GROWTH

 

If you want to try audiobooks but don’t want to spend any money on it just yet, you can follow the link below for a free trial! This gives you one month of audible for free, including one audiobook of your choice. You can cancel any time, so you won’t have to spend a single penny 🙂

Click here for a free audible trial!

Do you like audiobooks?
What are your favourites?

 

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17 comments on “Audiobooks”

  1. I have tried audiobooks, but I prefer reading to listening to stories. Ready Player One is on my TBR!
    But from time to time I do like to listen to one before going to sleep.

  2. I really enjoy listening to audiobooks! I started listening to them during my summer job last year, I had a lot of menial tasks such as cleaning and organising library shelves to do and listening to an audiobook as I did this made time fly a lot quicker! I listened to Bram Stoker’s Dracula and I absolutely loved it! I can definitely see why, as a literature student, audiobooks come in so handy for getting through reams of texts that you are studying! I really want to read (or listen to) Ready Player One, I’ve heard such good things about it and really want to experience the novel before I see it in the cinema!

    Abbey xx

    • I’m very tempted to get Dracula on it because it’s one of the texts I’m using for my 19th century literature exam at the end of this month haha! I’ve really learned to love them so much!

  3. I haven’t stepped into the world of audiobooks, but reading this has given me the courage to do so!
    I struggle sleeping, and I’ve found listening to something calming instead of loud, upbeat music helps just a little. Hopefully a change of audio will help!
    Thanks for an amazing post darling. xoxo
    http://www.beautynbrushes.co.uk

    • Definitely give it a go 🙂 I love listening to them before I go to sleep, it’s much better than watching YouTube videos (which I used to do) because the light kept me awake 🙂

  4. I’ve never listened to an audiobook but I enjoy podcasts so I guess it’s kinda similar. I really should download a few to listen to in the bath ☺️. The 4 Hour Work Week sounds really interesting, I’ll have to add it to my list. Thank you for the recommendations 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  5. I do like audiobooks when i’m doing things around the house and before sleeping, the only thing is i sometimes fall asleep and then end up listing to the same chapters over and over hehe 🙂

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