Today, I’ll be talking to you about Audible, my original experience using it and how and why I’m now getting back into it.
For those of you who may not know, Audible is a site where you can listen to books which have been recorded by the author themselves, or by someone who was hired to read the books.
When I first tried Audible
2015 was the first time I tried Audible. My reasons for trying it were to hope I’d get to read — or in this case, listen — more books.
Since my teenage years, I’ve always had an on/off relationship with reading. I could binge read three books and then not read for a year. Which sucked, because I own so many books I’d like to read and enjoy.
I started listening to one book. Couldn’t get into it. Exchanged it for another. Bored by it. In the end, I deleted the app and didn’t get back to it.
Why I got back into Audible
When it comes to blogging, and other writing work. I find that I’m most productive with some form of background noise. Be it streams, music, or audio books.
I thought if I was going to listen to audio books, I needed to find ones I wanted to listen to.
And I’ve found what I want to listen to.
I’ve been genuinely interested in learning about business recently. So I figured the best way to get learning would be to listen to books I may find interesting.
So far, I’ve listened to one — review coming soon — got another to go, and also an autobiography.
And to be completely honest? I’m very much looking forward to starting the next two books.
I can listen through my computer, or download it on my phone and go from there. I didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I expected to.
Are you a fan of books? Be it physical, digital, or audio. What are you currently reading, or hoping to soon start?
Until next time,
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