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Thoughts on… Audible

Ahhh audible, where do I begin? It started with a trial (doesn’t it always?) and ended with a subscription that’s been going on for a few months now and we’re very happy. I gotta admit that I actually kinda love Audible and I hope it’s a happy love affair that carries on for years to come.

I’m currently listening to A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (surprise surprise) and I’m enjoying it, it’s definitely different listening to it rather than reading it. But, I won’t lie it took me a while to get used to the narrator but I’m enjoying it now. I’m even finding myself wondering at certain parts in the story if I’ve even read that part before ha.

It’s just so handy to pop on when I’m in the shower, cleaning the house etc, walking the dog, working out (not like that’s a regular occurrence haha).. you get the drift.

One tip I’ll give y’all which is pretty obvious is that finding the “right” narrator for you is key. As whilst I’m used to and even like the narrator for ACOTAR if you don’t “get along” with the narrator it might ruin your experience listening to an audiobook. Take full advantage of listening to the samples provided as this will give you a hint at what’s to come.

I’ll be honest and say I won’t be buying any audibooks on their own as they’re just too expensive for me. The ability to pay £7.99 and receive a credit is the major plus for me. I currently have two stored up and it’s like Christmas haha.

The audiobooks I’ve been loving have to be the Harry Potter ones narrated by Stephen Fry, he really gets into trying all the different accents and I love it. So far I’ve listen to Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Next up on my wish list are the rest of the ACOTAR series and the rest of the Harry Potter series. I also have a few more audibooks I’ve purchased using my credits and they include Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (I read this book on holiday and my god it’s one of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever read, Atomic Habits by James Clear (I’m partial to a self help book!) and also An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir which is always one of my favourite book series ever!

I know Amazon is pretty much the devil, and every since finding out authors are more or less paid peanuts from any Amazon sales of their books I have to agree. So I guess it’s kind of ironic I love Audible so much but it’s a brilliant addition to the Amazon family. I almost wish it could be an add on or something similar for Prime members, but that’s just me begrudging paying out for yet another subscription service haha.

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