Friday: Listen Up!
Where do you learn about great audiobook titles? Find reviews? Buy your audiobook? Share your secrets with the rest of us!
Where do you learn about great audiobook titles?
Audiobookjukebox is a great one stop for audiobook reviews search for a title and there will be links to reviews and sometimes more than one opinion on the same book, and these are Audio specific reviews. They also have the great Solid Gold Reviewer Program for audiobooks.This is a great site, Jeff & Susan do a wonderful job!
Twitter is a great place to get audiobook recommendations, connect with narrators, authors, publishers and bloggers see my list here on who to follow in the audiobook twitterverse.
I belong to a great group on Goodreads we have good discussions and keep each other alerted when there is a good sale or a giveaway or freebies …..
Also sign up for AudioFile RealTime Reviews Newsletter and an actual subscription doesn’t cost much either.
YA Sync from Audiofile Magazine has free downloads all summer 2 new audio’s every week one YA title paired with a Classic title this is a wonderful program and I’d like to thank all the publishers for this and hope it will bring a new generation to audiobooks.
There is also Librivox which has free audiobooks for download narrated by volunteers, however what you need to remember with these is that there may be 4-5 different narrators for the book and I’m not talking multi cast I’m saying each section of the book is narrated by someone different. Then there are others you will find that have great narration. These are public domain books narrated and produced by, volunteers you just have to remember that when you listen to these.
Your local library depending on the size of your library they should have at least some audios on CD, also see if they have access to Overdrive Library2Go where you check out downloadable audiobooks just like a regular library book for 2-3 weeks.
Buy your audiobook?
I will admit to being an audible.com addict there are so many reasons to be a member you get credits and can get audios for a lot less plus great member only sales that are so worth the membership price!
I also subscribe to audiobook publishers newsletters so you know when they have sales exclusive to their sites I subscribe to Tantor, Blackstone, Randomhouse Audio ect…