Audiobook Week is on

Answers will follow the questions assigned to today:

Are you new to audiobooks in the last year?

If you have suffered through this story before you have my permission to fast forward.  I discovered audiobooks when I was desparately seeking something to make being on the road for a job more tolerable.  I am not the greatest car traveler to begin with but you pop in an audiobook and I am like a dog and cannot wait to get in the car and go for a ride. 

Have you been listening to them forever but discovered something new this year?

Definitely not new to them this year but I do pay more attention than ever to the narrator and the production value.  I owe that that change in listening to the twitter universe. 

Favorite titles?

So this is my least faovite question to ponder. Usually the one I am listening to is my favorite and different situations or people bring to life an audiobook and for that moment that is a favorite. 

So I am going to list some favorites of the moment now that consist of listens from the last twelve months:

As part of the Armchair Audies I listened to my first book by Mary Kay Andrews and I ws glad to discover her and cannot wait to listen to next up SPRING FLING.  

I was surprised how much I enjoyed this listen.  First I was surprised to be caught up in a Stephen King novel but I was.  The story captivated me and I was glad I had a chance to listen to this story. Had I not listened to the audiobbok I do not think I could have read the traditional book.

As far as my inner geek this is the audiobook winner on that front.  I have listened to this a total of three times and now I am thinking I must go back for another helping.  The author’s narration is so elequent with his english accent it is a pleasure to listen to those things I should have taken in while in science courses over the years.  For young or old the whole audiobook is a teaching moment.

The last two enteries are a new genre for me and that is bio/memoir. I listened to three that were tops for me:

The delightful Carrie Fisher’s life part 2 as read by Carrie Fisher.  Her timing is perfect and lets face it she knows the material.  While it was so sad at times I thought I could not go on the joy that you feel is well worth it. 

It was a fitting way to celebrate the years of All My Children with none other than the star of the show Susan Lucci.  If you are a fan of Lucci or the show, may it rest in peace,  this is a do not miss listen.

Last up in this category is Andy Cohen’s hilarious MOST TALKATIVE.  From his early years to being a top programming guy at BravoTV this guy can tell a story.  Just so happens that his own stories are much more interesting that most of us

New times/places to listen?

Until recently I only listened to them in the car however this year they came inside the house.  I have them playing in the washroom when I am getting ready sometimes.  Additionally, I am working at a summer project where listening to them during the day is acceptable.  I think I am in heaven everyday I go in.

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About poofbooks

With a wave of the wand and a good book in hand travel to places and spaces beyond your imagination. Because reading does not require you to leave the comfort of your own living room or the bunny slippers behind. So if a vacation is not in your plans for this year, take a bookation, you will love it.
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6 Responses to Audiobook Week is on

  1. talesofwhimsy says:

    Oooo I bet I would dig Carrie reading Carrie. She sounds so cool. You should try Stories I Only Tell My Friends by Rob Lowe.

  2. I’m bummed that Chicago Public Library doesn’t have Andy Cohen’s book on audio – I ADORE Andy Cohen. My best friend and I always joke that we’d trade each other in to be best friends with Andy. I think he retweeted something or replied to you on Twitter, didn’t he? I might have to add “Andy Cohen retweet” to my bucket list.

    I know what I’m using my July Audible credit on! 🙂

    • poofbooks says:

      I definitely think a petition is in order for CPL, they need to get MOST TALKATIVE on their shelves. As I mentioned I was not a fan of Andy Cohen but appreciated his vim and vigor but now my fanship might rival yours.

      I so know what you mean about wanting to be best friends with Andy. My goals are not as lofty I think having any opportunity to have coffee or maybe visit the set of the show would be divine.

      You are so right that he did indeed RT and reply to my tweets regarding the book. This goes into a small by highly treasured collection of tweets that made my knees weak.

      I hope you enjoy MOST TALKATIVE cannot wait to hear what you think while or after you have listened.

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