Did you know there was a time when books were so expensive to produce, only the rich could afford to own them? Even libraries, where they existed, would only allow people of particular class or standing to enter and read the books they had.
I listened to a lot of audiobooks while commuting, few of them read by authors themselves. This is my second book by David Sedaris and I’m so much into his stories! I love everything about them - the way he narrates, his funny self-deprecating manner of describing his life and people and places in it, how the stories are just the perfect length for an average ride. I remember I first heard some of them as part of ‘This American Life’ podcast, but for some reason didn’t connect with them, now though I’m hooked and looking forward to more. This is the case when a print book would for sure be lacking compared to the experience of hearing the author read his work.
Any other gems out there that are better to listen to than to read? #books#reading#audiobooks
3/5. Only Daughter by Sarah A. Denzil. So I’m a super tough critic when it comes to thrillers. The reviews were great yet I found it mediocre. 🤷🏻♀️ #thriller .
The must-read psychological thriller for 2019 from the million-copy-bestselling author of Silent Child.
In one moment, Kat Cavanaugh’s perfect world is shattered into tiny fragments. The flash of her daughter’s torn yellow dress, the beautiful blonde hair hanging across her precious face. Her own heart-broken sob…
Kat experiences every mother’s worst nightmare when her little girl is found dead. And then the police add the word ‘suicide’. But Kat refuses to believe them.
Even when they show her the familiar looping handwriting and smudged ink on the note Grace left behind. She knows her bubbly, bright daughter would never take her own life.
But as she searches Grace’s perfume-scented room, filled with smiling photos, she uncovers secrets her daughter had been hiding. Secrets that make her wonder how well she really knew the woman her only child was becoming.
Kat’s determined to find out what really happened to Grace on the night she died, even if it means confronting her own troubled past. But as she gets closer to the terrible truth, Kat is faced with an unthinkable question: there was no way she could have protected Grace – or was there?
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The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah - this was a tumultuous read for me. Firstly, it took me 6 weeks of hoarding my library copy and collecting late fees to even crack it open. Finally I decided to listen to it as my first audiobook of the year. 🎧
The writing was incredibly and beautifully descriptive, which I expected of this author but I found the plot slow moving at times and even a bit repetitive. That being said, the character development was very well done and I found myself loathing, admiring, judging and loving these fictional characters as if they were real people. 📚
At times, I found the content so depressing and difficult to listen to. This book was an eye opener for me about the way nothing is black and white. ✨
1200 miles to go on this Spring Break road trip... I’ve gotta be honest, I’ve had a bad attitude about it.
Imagine my further excitement (you can see it in my face) when the hubby tuned the radio to some sort of monotone public talk radio thingy. 🙄
Although to him, my choice of listening is probably just as boring.
Might sound silly, but I am SO excited to have hours on end to fill my mind with positivity, encouragement, and great ideas that I had never considered. Enough is enough, my mindset has completely gotten off track.
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So, are you wandering what I listened to today? 🤔 well, I'm gonna tell you anyways! The 'beautiful/terrible' book was WAY out on a limb for me but if you scroll through you'll see some content pretty typical for me... Might just have to listen to 'Si see e Hustle' again, great advice #libbyapp#audiobooks#bookaday#twobooksaday#podcastlover#sidehustlebook
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I’ve shared about my love of podcasts and audiobooks before. As an academic I often feel guilty for rarely feeling the urge to pick up a book outside of my academic reading list. Audiobooks have resurrected my love for “reading”! I’m in my car quite a bit so listening to a book is entertaining (and helped me survive 6 hours of driving to and fro Seattle yesterday). Another plus is that most libraries have many books in audio format, so I’m accessing great books for FREE! 🎧📚 I’m starting @brenebrown’s Dare to Lead on my evening commute! #whatimreading
Well this was just amazeballs. Bravo @tjenkinsreid - I’m just blown away. Cast, story all of it! ❤️❤️❤️ and I heard the “Rumor” (ha! Get it?) that she was inspired by Stevie and Lindsey 😍😍 which makes it even better. Also p.s. shes a heck of a songwriter! I can see her in Nashville some day!! 🎤
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Anna Tell - Med ont fördrivas
Amanda Lund har nyligen återvänt till posten som förhandlare och operatör inom Nationella insatsstyrkan efter sin föräldraledighet. Genast dras hon in i förvecklingarna kring ett fall med en försvunnen svensk polis, stationerad i Pristina, Kosovo. Samtidigt kör den före detta polisen Ellen Engwall en bil med okänd last genom Europa. Och i Sverige sörjer en man djupt och eftersträvar hämnd.
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Emelie Schepp - Broder Jakob
Femte delen om åklagare Jana Berzelius utkommer i mars 2019.
Emelie Schepp, vinnare av Årets deckarförfattare 2016, 2017 och 2018, är tillbaka med en ny kriminalroman om åklagare Jana Berzelius.
En regnig vårdag hittas en kvinna brutalt mördad i Norrköping. Det är det andra offret på kort tid. Omständigheterna är likadana, benen är hopsydda och kropparna hittas i Strömmen som flyter genom staden. Vem vill få dem att se ut som sjöjungfrur och varför?
När en ny kvinna anmäls saknad är det uppenbart för polisen att de har att göra med samma gärningsman. Åklagare Jana Berzelius som leder förundersökningen börjar snart hitta kopplingar till fallet Simon Norell, en ung man som mördat sin familj och sedan dess suttit inspärrad på rättspsyk i Vadstena. Men Simon vägrar att prata. Någon måste vinna hans förtroende innan tiden rinner ut, och den enda som kan göra det är mannen som rör sig som en hotfull skugga i Janas liv - Danilo Peña.
Broder Jakob är en kriminalroman om att tvingas möta sitt eget, våldsamma förflutna. Om syskonskap, relationer och försoning. Det är den femte boken i serien om åklagare Jana Berzelius. Serien har sålt i över en miljon exemplar och blivit en stor internationell succé. *** Sagt om Emelie Schepps böcker: "... hon bygger upp en otäck klockan-tickar-skräck ..." Lotta Olsson, Dagens Nyheter "En av de bästa deckarna jag läst någonsin." Anna Jansson, bästsäljande författare "Jana Berzelius är en fascinerande och originell karaktär som saknar motstycke i kriminallitteraturen." Nerikes Allehanda "Schepp kan jämföras med Jo Nesbø, båda skriver realistiskt men vrider till verkligheten." Femina "Och lycklig den som inte upptäckt Emelie Schepp förut ..." Göteborgs-Posten *** EMELIE SCHEPP har skrivit fyra böcker i serien om åklagare Jana Berzelius, Broder Jakob är den femte. Böckerna har tillsammans sålt i över en miljon exemplar, nominerats till Stora ljudbokspriset samt blivit bästsäljare i flera länder. Hon har utsetts till Årets deckarförfattare (Crimetime Specsavers Award) 2016, 2017 och 2018. Emelie Schepp bor i Motala med sin familj.
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I decided to reach back in my tbr pile and started listening to this lovely. Now that publishing my book is becoming a reality I am not just listening to audiobooks I am putting together my wishlist of narrators. For you #writersofinstagram out there do you have have a wishlist of narrators for your audiobooks?
“When you read a book, the story definitely happens inside your head. When you listen, it seems to happen in a little cloud all around it, like a fuzzy knit cap pulled down over your eyes.” I've written a new blog post all about audiobooks - what are your thoughts on them? 🎵🎙️📖
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Author/ Illustrator: @hehyea
Since I was little, I’ve listened to audiobooks while painting. Now, I have giant wish list, but am always looking for good suggestions. Do you have any favorite audiobooks or narrators?
Here are some of the audiobooks I listened to while illustrating my book, 41 Reasons I’m Staying In:
1. Quiet: The Power of Introverts- Susan Cain
2. Hunger- Roxane Gay
3. The Song of Achilles- Madeline Miller
4. I’ll Be Gone In The Dark- Michelle McNamara
5. Boy Erased- Garrard Conley
6. Calypso- David Saderis
7. Beautiful Boy- David Sheff
8. Black Klansman- Rob Stallworth
9. The Cuckoo’s Calling- Robert Gailbraith (J.K. Rowling)
10. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup- John Carreyrou
11. The Secret History- Donna Tartt
12. The Like Switch- Marvin Karlins
13. The Outsider- Stephen King
14. The Silence of The Lambs- Thomas Harris
15. All the Harry Potter books for the 4th time
16. Broken Harbour, In The Woods, and The Trespasser-Tana French for the 5th time (Favorite author) #audiobooks#41reasonsimstayingin#bookillustrator#author
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We love independent bookstores, so #BookstoreDay may be our favorite day of the year 📚😍📖 To thank you for supporting your local, independent bookstore, you’ll be able to get FREE audiobooks from Libro.fm on Saturday, April 27th! Go to the link in our bio and sign up now to get your audiobooks this Independent Bookstore Day. 📷 Photo courtesy of @indiebookstoreday.
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Olá, pessoal! 🤗 Tudo bem com vocês? ❤
💬 Reencontrei um antigo amor durante esse feriado de carnaval... o audiobook! Já fazia algum tempo desde a última vez que tinha lido um livro por esse formato e me apaixonei novamente por esse tipo de mídia. Enquanto estava dando aquela limpeza geral na estante, escutei o audiobook de “Além da Magia”, da Tahereh Mafi, e amei a experiência!
💬 𝐎𝐧𝐝𝐞 𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬: estou escutando os audiobooks pelo Ubook (@ubookapp), um aplicativo pago, porém com um catálogo muito bacana e diversificado de títulos, onde a narração dos audiolivros é feita por profissionais cuidadosamente selecionados, entre atores, locutores e até mesmo os próprios autores. A assinatura do audiobook é de R$ 29,90 por mês, onde você tem acesso ilimitado aos livros. Caso vocês estejam curiosos, é possível fazer o teste gratuito de sete dias para ter essa experiência antes de assinar.
💬 𝐋𝐚𝐝𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐨 𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐨: gosto muito de escutar audiobooks pela praticidade de poder fazer outras coisas enquanto estou “lendo”, porém, sinto que tenho que estar bem focada para não perder absolutamente nada da narração e continuar imersa na leitura, o que pode ser um pouco exaustivo também. É um tipo de mídia que ajuda bastante na leitura, ótimo também para leituras em outras línguas, mas é claro que é necessário ter foco e atenção.
💬 Você já teve a experiência de escutar um audiobook? O que achou? Caso não tenha escutado, possuem interesse? Venha conversar comigo, espero você nos comentários! 😘 Beijosbeijos e até amanhã! ❤