Tools I use: Audiobooks

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When it comes to consuming books, I prefer to consume and digest audiobooks. My ears are more available than my eyes. When I am cooking, driving, traveling, walking, showering, waiting anywhere…I listen to either podcasts or audiobooks. Rarely do I listen to music. I would prefer to learn something.

Audible is one of those great options for audiobooks.

I converted hardcore print book readers into audiobook listeners when I asked them how well they were able to finish a printed book (or ebook) and how quickly they consumed that physical book. The speed and comprehension are unmatched once you get used to consuming audiobooks and note-taking as needed.

Since I use my local county library resources, I first check hoopladigital.com or overdrive.com (check with your local library what they have available) because it is free for audiobook and ebooks. If it is not available on Hoopla then I go to Audible if I really want the audiobook based on reviews and necessity. This way I maximize the audiobooks I can consume and digest each month with the best value.

I started a reading log last year as I consume more books.  In order to reference them faster for myself and others so I can share links to them more easily. Tracking and measuring my reading progress with books is another reason to log them. If you read a handful of books a year that is not really a challenge. Since I am consuming over 52 books a year (71 books in 2020), that is a bit more effort of lifelong learning in a more efficiently and effectively manner.

Do you consume audiobooks?

Questions?