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1Pagedove
Feb 16, 2009, 1:10am Top

I have listened to audiobooks for many years and have enjoyed the experience except for a few bombs. They have been failures for me due to the readers or the story content and sometimes a combination of both. But I can honestly say they have been a source of great pleasure for me more often than not. I listen to a wide variety of genres and work as hard at them as I do at reading, in other words, if I am not sure about what has been said I rewind, and re-listen so that I am clear on what has been said. I believe that there have been many books I would never have read if not for this method of enjoying them, because for some reason I was bored at the attempt to read them, often, the fare is too light, but I enjoy it as a form of entertainment. I listen to a great deal of mystery novels and sometimes there are choices that for some reason I find I don't like in the printed form, but have loved as an audiobook. One example that stands out for me is A Tale of Two Cities which I had read twice for school and never understood or enjoyed until I HEARD it. Wow! It is now one of my favorite stories because of the complexity of the tale, and the intensity of its moral, told through characters that stand for far more than the people they represent. This must be a fascinating group. I will return to read all the posts as it is quite late tonight. I just finished listening to A Thousand Splendid Suns and have started listening to a Kathy Reichs book Break No Bones A Thousand Splendid Suns was fantastic, both the reader and most definitely the story. I highly recommend it. My Pagedove account is for my 50 book challenge and other challenges and this group now, my other lifetime account is for cataloguing my library, and a couple things I started in the past year. I will post that thread soon. Also, I am quite interested in becoming a reader for audiobooks as I have done quite a bit of reading for various reasons over the years, and enjoy it and do well at it. Hello to everyone! Mary Beth

2Seajack
Feb 16, 2009, 11:06pm Top

Welcome, Pagedove!

I would never have tried authors such as Dickens, Trollope, etc. in print, but have enjoyed many, many classics on audio.

I couldn't read myself, hats off to you for going after it!

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