Audiobook Appreciation Month

I love audio books. In fact I think it would be safe to say that I’m am a borderline addict of them. I’ve listened to audio books since I was very young. My great grandma has a stash of vinyl audio books and I first discovered the world of Harry Potter threw the sound of Jim Dale’s voice. I think I listened to those books a hundred times.

Traditional audio books can be expensive (the kind of CD or tape, yes they still make them on tape), however there are some cheaper alternatives.

Audiobooks.com rents audio books just like NetFlix does movies. Now a couple months ago they cut down their stock considerably, but from what I understand this is most likely temporary. Regardless they still have thousands of books available and also have great prices on the audio books themselves for purchase if you like one enough to own. They have the CD copies as well as digital.

There is of course Audible.com, which sells audio books in a downloadable format. Having a membership gets you cheaper purchase rates and points which you can also purchase the books with. The one thing I don’t like about Audible is that they don’t carry many of my favorite authors. But between them and Audiobooks.com you have most published audio books available to you.

Better still is free audio books. Podiobook.com has a huge range of podcast novels, novelettes, and anthologies. And all of them are free. They do accept donations, and the best part of that is that the author of the book receives 75% (which is a ton more than the publishing industry gives).

Today’s collection is all audio.

The Etsy artists featured in this article are:

BlumensteinUltraFi, crimsonking, bmused, rntn, Keilantra, bearduck, tovicorrie, PinkSaguaro, LateToTheRevolution, ohmycake, jupiterfreedom, stellarcustomimages, SCHiZO, opendoorstudio, retroEra, and DollyCool

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MARTHA SMITH
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 20:56:57

    Thanks so much for featuring my headphones in this most awesome of reviews! great audio collection and gift guide!

    Reply

  2. toa
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 23:59:11

    they’re all very fantastic made me frenzied Thank you 🙂

    Reply

  3. fortheloveofguava
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 12:57:30

    Thanks so much for including the REVOLUTION! What great picks and what a fun blog! Keep doin’ Barbed Lotus! 🙂

    Reply

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