Monday, October 31, 2016

The Awesomeness that is Audible: Part 1~Listener's Experience

I am a total nerd...I love to read books. If I really love them, I purchase the audible and find absolute joy in torturing my hubby while listening to them in the car that we share. That is at least two hours per day of smut read out loud...evil laugh.
Listening to an Audible gives the book more depth and makes the story come alive. There is just something about hearing the perfect narrator tell the story.  It almost always sounds better than it did in your head. Audible has made it so easy to listen in the car, now my commute is so much more enjoyable.

There are so many great things that I have learned since I have started using Audible that I would love to share with all of you!


The Basics

  • Audible is so easy to use. Just download the app on your phone or tablet and sign up for the free 1 month trial. Sometimes there are Groupon deals where you get more than 1 month free.
  • There a few membership options, but the most common is the Gold membership for $14.95/month.
o   All Gold and Platinum Plans Include:
§  30% off on all audiobooks and programs not purchased with audio credits
§  Enjoy free select audio programs and samples
§  A complimentary subscription to the digital audio version of The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal
  • If you decide to cancel your membership you still get to keep your free audiobooks and you can still continue to make purchases without a monthly membership.
  • On many books, if you own the kindle book there is a whispersync for voice-ready special price. You can get these prices without having a paid membership. Plus you can switch from listening to reading!
  • They have this new feature "Send your books" where you can send a book from your library to someone that you think may love the Audible as much as you do.  **I haven't tried this service yet**

My listening experience

My Thoughts

  You should listen to an Audible with an open mind. You know, focus on the story and not so much the voice. I have noticed that most authors use the same narrator/narrators for their entire series. Its a mind thing for me. Sometimes the narrator doesn't sound exactly like you had expected, but keep listening. You often get used to the voice. You can always mention in your review what you didn't like about the narrator. 


Some of My Favorites

Just a few of my favorite clips from each book

I have included the Audible purchase links for these books if you are interested in checking out one of these amazing authors!

Kate Canterbary's Walsh Series

Narrators: Christian Fox & Lucy Rivers
***Click to Listen***
                Clip#1 - Man CandyMatt    Clip#1 - Her Brain               Clip#1 - Eathim w/ Spoon
                Clip#2 - Growly BittyMatt Clip#2 - Language of love    Clip#2 - Snazzy Socks
                Clip#3 - Lauren'sLove        Clip#3 - UnofficialVagina     Clip#3 - Architect Boner

Purchase Links
Underneath it All
The Space Between
Necessary Resorations

Meghan March's Dirty Billionaire Series

Narrators: Sebastian York & Elena Wolfe

 ***Click to Listen***

Purchase Links
Dirty Billionaire
Dirty Together
Dirty Pleasures

Julia Kent's Shopping for a Billionaire Series

Narrators: Tanya Ebby, Zachary Webber & Amy McFadden & Sebastian York

***Click to Listen***
SFB#1 - Clip - A Little bit Shamon
SFB#2 - Clip - AARP & Jackolope of Chocolate
SFB#4 - Clips -  Crush & Mind Reader
SFB#5 - Clips - Elsa's Power & Chuckles
SFB#6 - Clips - Allergic Reaction & Poopie Talk
SFB#7Clips - Volvatron & Scarlet O'Hara

Purchase Links
Shopping for a Billionaire #1
Shopping for a Billionaire #2
Shopping for a Billionaire #3
Shopping for a Billionaire #4
Christmas Shopping for a Billionaire
Shopping for a Billionaire's Fiancee
Shopping for a CEO
Shopping for a Billionaire's Wife
Shopping for a CEO's Fiancee

Jessica Park's Left Drowning Series

Narrator: Arielle DeLisle

***Click to Listen***
Clip#1 - It's Just Pain

Purchase Links
Left Drowning
Restless Waters

Restless Waters features

***Click to listen on Spotify***

Check out the story behind the music for this book/Audible on Jessica's Website

Bethany-Kris's Lucian

Filthy Marcellos #1 
(Mafia Romance) 
Narrated by: John Thrust
***Click to Listen***

Purchase Links

Keep posted for Part 2: An Author's Audible Experience

Do you ever wonder why an author chooses to make an audible?

Do you ever wonder how they find a narrator?

Do you ever wonder about the process?

Then keep posted for the next installment...

Hear Julia Kent & Jessica Park's experience...possible a few others