Somehow I totally missed that this is audiobook week and that there is a whole week’s worth of topics to post about over at Devourer of Books. Luckily I caught a few of your posts yesterday and so I can now chime in about my own love for audiobooks.
Today’s question is:
How do you decide what you’ll listen to? Do you mostly listen, or split time between listening and reading? Particularly if you split time, how do you decide what you’ll consume in audio and what in print?
I’ve mentioned this before, but I tend to have at least two books going at all times, one in e-book format and another on audio (sometimes I throw a print version in there, too, just to give myself options :)). I generally only listen to audiobooks on my commute to and from work, although if I’m really into a story I’ve been known to put my headphones on while cleaning the house, taking a walk, or even just to sit in my car for a few extra minutes after returning home from work.
As to how I decide what to listen to, I have my friendly fellow book bloggers to thank for most of my listening recommendations. I generally borrow audiobooks from the library, so what I listen to is dependant upon what’s available from this source, too. The more I listen, the more I’ve started to form preferences for certain narrators, so I’ve started seeking out audiobooks with narrators that I’ve previously enjoyed, because the choice of narrator can make or break the audiobook experience for me.
What about you? Are you a fan of audiobooks? How do you choose what you listen to?