Books have the capacity to take you places. Yup, you are able to travel to different places in the world, through space, time and sometimes visit parallel worlds.
I believe that reading is simultaneously a Space and Place.
Such travelling can also be done by listening to stories... and what better way to create memories about the stories you experience than through audiobooks?
I am a big fan of this format. I have been a long time subscriber to Audible.com, and I simply adore it. Spoken words find a direct link to my heart, specially when combined with good narrators. They become my second conscience as I move through the world doing my everyday stuff.
Mostly, my favourite part of reading lots of books by listening to audiobooks is the way my memories of what I do or experience enrich the stories I read.
For example, I'm doing the whole series from G. R. R. Martin's 'A song of Ice and Fire' better known for 'A Game of Thrones' in audiobook format with my husband. We both listen at the same time with headphones or speakers, thus we have fun commenting events, characters and predictions. It is wonderful to share. We have also make it our plan when we take walks together, drive and best of all, travel together. My memories of our last vacation are intertwined with these books, and I find it fascinating that we are both able to enjoy reading the same thing at the same time. Luckily for us, these books are HUGE, as such, many many many more hours of listening to come.
These shared book experiences is what makes me profess my undying love to spoken written words.
Here are some *FREE* audiobooks that you may download from Audible.com to peek your interest in these formats:
- The Jester: A Riyria Short Story by Michael Sullivan
- 3 prequels to The Returned by Jason Mott
The First - (0.25)
The Sparrow - (0.5)
The Choice - (0.75)
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber, narrated by Ben Stiller
(please make sure they are still free before downloading)