Screenshot 2022-07-15 at 08-11-41 {Book Blogger Hop} - Do You Listen to AudiobooksThe Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.

The question this week is:

Do you listen to audiobooks?
If so, do you prefer listening instead of reading?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I just spotted this on Tessa Talk Books and just had to join in, didn’t I?! I love audiobooks, as you probably already know and have been listening to them for years, even before blogging! I’ve had a subscription with audible on and off since 2012, before the apps were around, and you just downloaded them onto some software on your PC. Anyone remember that? I’ve also listened to library books on tape and CDs from the library and borrowed them from friends as well. Before that I used to listen to books on LPs and singles when I was a child! In fact I’m pretty sure that Disney’s The Aristocats LP was probably the first audiobook I listened to when I was a toddler. I think maybe I was born to love audiobooks!😂

Sometimes I do prefer to listen than read, particularly if the narrator is really good or the book has hooked me! Also if I can’t physically read because I’m doing something else like cooking, washing up or even driving, then I can keep listening with an audiobook through my Bluetooth headphones or speaker. It’s so easy these days to access them, and a good way to start is to try your local library as most now have access to apps like Libby or BorrowBox, which have ebooks and audiobooks to borrow.

I’ve still got my Scribd subscription, which I love, as I don’t have to buy the audiobooks just borrow them, so if I don’t like a book it’s not a problem. If you’d like a free two month trial of Scribd, you can use this code. Let me know what you think, especially if you do decide to give it a go, as I get a free month if you do! 😀

So what about you, do you listen to audiobooks?