Audio Books are becoming increasingly popular. Beyond the enjoyment factor, audio books find their way into classrooms as a teaching aid. I remember when I was little, I constantly listened to a series of audio tapes called “Winnetou and Old Shatterhand”. They were especially helpful when I was sick and had to stay in bed. To this day I can recall how much I enjoyed these tapes. Obviously they left a lasting impression. When I started driving a car, I listened to CD Audio Tapes, which made travel time seem shorter. Technology has evolved tremendously since then and tapes have turned into digital files.
It’s as simple as downloading an audiobook to your ipod, MP3 Player, smartphone or other devices and “voila”, you are ready to go. Listen to your favorite book on the road, plane, while waiting for you kids, while stuck in traffic or while walking the dog. Audio books are a timesaver. I love to sit down and read a good book.
The “Audiobooks” app from Apple offers thousands of free audiobooks to listen to anytime. If you don’t have time for audiobooks, you can listen to podcasts via this app. Besides the thousands of free audio books, the app also offers a growing number of premium books.
Audible.com is a paid service and offers over 100,000 Titles from your favorite Authors. Choose from an incredible array of Award Winners, Best Sellers and Categories. A 12 months exchange program guarantees that you won’t get stuck with a book that does not excite you. Downloading to an iPhone, Android phone, Kindle, Windows Phone among the more than 500 devices is as easy as 1-2-3. For the person on the go a for sure “must have”. The option of switching back and forth from Kindle version to audio enables you to read a few pages and listing to the next few pages on the go.
Digital Book sites offer different plans to meet anyone’s needs. While you have the option to pay as you go with most places, different levels of Memberships are available to save money. When you buy your traditional book at a bookstore you will pay 2-3x more and you may never complete your reading.