Audio Books

Cheating? Or a great time saver?

What do you think of audio books?

LOVE them! I listen to them all the time!
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33%
Meh, okay. I listen to them once in a great while.
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I don't like them.
0
No votes
.....audio books? 0_o whaaa?
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OTHER! (lol...post if you vote this!)
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8%
 
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Audio Books

Postby Ruthie » Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:14 pm

I LOVE audio books! Ever since I was little, mom got audio books from the library and we listened to them.

Audio books are very helpful, because they make multi-tasking easy! \:D/ I just stick an audio book in, and then I can do whatever else I want. Clean, draw, arts and crafts, cooking..etc... :-

It's also helpful with BIG books! We listening to Uncle Tom's Cabin, and also Frankenstein.

Some of my absolute favorite audio books, are the Freddy series. They're a little hard to find now, but our local library has a few. Freddy the Detective, Freddy the Pig, Freddy and the Flying Saucer Plans, Freddy and the Ignoramus, Freddy the Politician (and more!)


As a family, and on family car trips, we'd listen to Radio Theatre's Chronicles of Narnia.

Any favorite audio books? Favorite narrators?

Or, do you despise audio books? :shame:
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Postby Follower of Christ » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:07 pm

I do listen to audio books once in awhile, but I prefer actually reading the book. However, they are helpful if we're driving and we don't want to actually read.
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Postby Trent DeWhite » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:26 pm

I was introduced to both Ted Dekker and Terri Blackstock through audio books, so I have a great affinity for them. However, the downside is that - unlike radio drama - audio books don't let you "fill in the gaps." Everything is spelled right out for you. So if you lose concentration for even a few seconds, you might miss something important.

Ruthie wrote:As a family, and on family car trips, we'd listen to Radio Theatre's Chronicles of Narnia.

Those aren't audio books - it's audio drama. ;)
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Postby Ruthie » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:12 am

Trent DeWhite wrote:I was introduced to both Ted Dekker and Terri Blackstock through audio books, so I have a great affinity for them. However, the downside is that - unlike radio drama - audio books don't let you "fill in the gaps." Everything is spelled right out for you. So if you lose concentration for even a few seconds, you might miss something important.

Ruthie wrote:As a family, and on family car trips, we'd listen to Radio Theatre's Chronicles of Narnia.

Those aren't audio books - it's audio drama. ;)


But still under the same basic category, so I thought I'd mention it. ;) Mister Particular. O:)
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Postby Robyn Jacobs » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:56 am

Great Topic Ruthie! I love, love, love audio books! I really didn't listen to anything audio besides AIO until I had my daughter. I found myself with a sudden lack of time to read like I used to. I also found myself more busy with things to do around the house. I have always been an auditory learner, so audio books were a great solution. They area also perfect for long commutes/car rides.

For me, audio books are not a way to be lazy and not read, but a way to continue engaging my mind when my church and home activities keep me from reading! \:D/

I did also enjoy the Narnia Audio Drama's by FOTF. One of my favorite Audio books/narrators is Jim Dale reading the Harry Potter books. His voice is awesome, and he does different modifications of his voice for each character. I am listening to the series read by him again because I enjoyed it so much. Audio books are great for long books like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Tom Clancy novels for sure!

Another great set of audio books is The Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness read by Frank Peretti. He also does the different voices for the characters. Very cool!

Okay, one more favorite series on audio book is the Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker! That was my first Ted Dekker experience, and I loved it.
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Postby Casey Doyle » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:45 am

I agree, I love reading but sometimes I just can't get the book
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Postby Laurie » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:50 pm

I have been tempted to buy one audio book but I'm not going to. IMHO nothing beats actually sitting down and reading a book. Listening to a book is fine and I'm sure very enjoyable, but I will always choose reading a book over listening.
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Re: Audio Books

Postby Casey Doyle » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:10 am

I think that listening to audiobooks when you can get the book (unless you have the book and you are listening and reading at the same time which actually is very hard to do) is a waste of time.
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