Experience the Joy of Audiobooks

People frequently say they don’t listen to audiobooks because they can’t focus on the story. That feeling is understandable. Listening can be difficult, especially if there are multiple events happening in your life. However, when you find the right book, listening is effortless and fun. Audiobooks make time go faster when you have a long commute or when doing tasks around the house. Here are some ideas to improve your experience.

1.Listen to a kid’s book.  Just because you are an adult doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a good adventure story written for children. It is usually easier to focus on a more uncomplicated plot.

2 Listen to a book that you have enjoyed in the past.  You won’t have to spend a lot of mental energy trying to figure out certain characters in the book because you are already familiar with them. Simply enjoy the story.

3. Spend the first chapter just listening – with no distractions. Sometimes, I have to start the book with nothing but listening – no multitasking just listening. Then after the first chapter, I am hopefully wrapped up in the story, and focusing on the narrator is easier.

4. Choose your books based on the narrator.  Some narrators are easier to listen to than others. One of my favorite audio performances was “To Kill a Mockingbird” with Sissy Spacek as the narrator. That was definitely a book that I couldn’t put down.

5. Try different genres. Sometimes you will enjoy a physical book in the thriller/suspense category, and find that perhaps when listening, you prefer romance or non-fiction.  Just experiment and discover what works for you.

There are over 24,000 audiobooks available for free on the Libby app. Download some today and experience the joy of reading. Contact the library if you need a card number

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