My First Audiobook
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel was the first book I listened to. Just over a year passed before I picked up my next audiobook, The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall. Though I didn't necessarily dislike The Book of Ivy, it was such a different experience I didn't know what to think of it. At that time, I still had issues focusing solely on an audiobook and got distracted easily.
My Favorite Audiobook
The Conspiracy of Us is by far my favorite audiobook. It kept my attention the whole entire time, and it is one of the only audiobooks I have listened to where I was anticipating the next time I had time to listen. It was also easy to differentiate among the characters and I never had to rewind because I was confused, which happens a lot for me when I lose focus for a couple of seconds!
My Least Favorite Audiobook
I'm sorry to say that The Kiss of Deception is my least favorite audiobook. I was really into it at first, but the way the narrator did the voices for old texts took me out of the story. After a while, I lacked focus and had to schedule out time to listen to the book. If I do continue on with the series, I will be doing it physically. However, I did like how there were several narrators for the book! The narrators for both Rafe and Kaden were fantastic!
My Current Audiobook
My current audiobook is Crash by Nicole Williams. I am actually listening to it right now as I type! I don't know what to think so far, considering I am only 35 minutes in. (Well, I'm now about two hours in, and liking it!) The two main characters definitely have chemistry, but I can guess their relationship will be pretty tumultuous. Cassandra Campbell is the narrator, and so far she is believable as an upcoming senior in high school.
Besides these four, I've only listened to one other audiobook, City of a Thousand Dolls by Miriam Forester. This is actually right behind The Conspiracy of Us enjoyment-wise. The narration always held me attention. Unlike The Kiss of Deception, I will pick up the second installment in this series via audiobook as well. While five seems like a measly number, I've started to finally decipher what I like and dislike about audiobooks. It takes me a couple days to read them, but I'm starting to feel comfortable with them. It is now the norm for me to listen to an audiobook while driving than listening to music! Audiobooks have allowed me to not only read books that I was somewhat hesitant about reading, but read more often!
Do you like listening to books? What tips would you suggest for me?
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