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  1. ASBIV
    January 16 @ 12:21 pm

    This is indeed a GREAT way to get through more books. I’ve listened to well over 100 books this way and there are several that I listen to on a regular basis.

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    • Jessica Manuel
      January 16 @ 12:23 pm

      Which books are your top listens? I would love to know what you recommend.

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      • ASBIV
        January 16 @ 12:35 pm

        I am currently on my third time through listening to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series. I’ve been through Primal Leadership and a couple of Malcolm Gladwell books. I spend 2 hours/day commuting and audio books and podcasts are the only way I get through it.

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        • Jessica Manuel
          January 19 @ 11:08 am

          So worth it. I definitely want to listen to LOTR on Audio now. Thanks for the recommendation!

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          • ASBIV
            January 19 @ 11:10 am

            My pleasure. Thanks for the great blog

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    • Bobby Locklear
      August 15 @ 9:36 am

      Thanks for writing this! I’m an Audible fanatic and I appreciate the recommendations. Bauer’s book is a personal favorite.

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  2. Sarah
    January 21 @ 2:16 pm

    Yes! At this point I cannot commute without a book. It’s only 25 minutes each way, but having a story to listen to makes the time worthwhile. I’ve listened to some serious gems this way. I “reread” Anathem by Neal Stephenson and the adventure came through so vibrantly. I discovered the world of The Gentleman Bastards via audio with The Lies of Locke Lamora and it is amazeballs. (For real! We went out and bought it so that we could have it when my ability to get different books from the library gapped on us.) I am a tremendous advocate of audiobooks!

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    • Jessica Manuel
      January 21 @ 2:51 pm

      I will check out those titles! Thanks! I think my favorite work of fiction on audio so far is On the Road by Cormac McCarthy. And I feel you on the 25 minute drive- I will listen even when it’s a 5 or 10 minute drive to the store. It adds up 🙂

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  5. Antonio V.
    September 21 @ 12:18 pm

    Absolutely love audiobooks! Great to listen to while at the gym, too! Currently listening to The Aghan by Frederick Forsyth.

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    • Jessica Manuel
      September 21 @ 12:19 pm

      Agreed! Do you use Audible or something else to find yours?

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      • Antonio V.
        September 21 @ 12:31 pm

        Yes! This one a friend lent to me. It keeps me connected to the military. 🙂

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  6. dpiana
    October 11 @ 8:03 pm

    so audios come at different speeds?

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  7. jennyb
    October 12 @ 12:36 am

    I’ve never used an audiobook but I love the sound of it. I must check them out sometime.

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  8. jen
    October 12 @ 2:32 am

    I love the idea of listening to an audio book while running – I may just try that.

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  9. Debbie Woodruff
    October 12 @ 6:13 am

    I love audiobooks. And I do “read” them everywhere. It’s almost scary how much money I’ve spent over the last five or six years (yes, I know I can check them out, but I belong to Audible, so there is a never ending supply 🙂 ).

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    • Jessica Manuel
      October 12 @ 6:15 am

      Audible is so worth it, in my opinion. Do you have any favorites that stick out to you?

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  10. herabosley
    October 12 @ 6:42 am

    Great list of books! I’m going to have to put these on my list. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Lisa Martens
    October 12 @ 7:39 am

    This has been on my list of things to do and just haven’t gotten around to.(Other than a few long road trips.) I always wish I had more time for reading though so this would be a great new resolution. You’ve not only reminded to put this at the top of my list but convinced me of how easy it will be to incorporate it into my life.

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  12. Mrs. Ipockolypse
    October 12 @ 9:11 am

    I just got into audiobook recently. I love to listen to them when I am doing housework or knitting. (How basic do I sound right now?!?) They really are a great way to get through my reading list.

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  13. Rebel Lux
    October 12 @ 10:46 am

    I am SO in love with audiobooks. That’s how 90% of my reading happens these days; reading physical books is reserved for the last half hour before bed. The rest of the time it’s audiobooks! I listen to them whenever I’m in the car or on the bus for any reason, I listen while I work out at the gym, and I often listen while I work because I’m a graphic designer and a lot of my job is drawing – which leaves my ears free to listen! I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who usually listens to books at 1.25 or 1.5 speed, too. Slow narration drives me up the wall.

    I just finished “The Thirteenth Tale” and it is so gorgeously narrated. I’d recommend it for that alone.

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