Thursday Thoughts is a weekly meme hosted by Ashley at Ok, Let’s Read. This is the first time that I’ve done it and came across it through Kaja’s awesome blog Of Dragons and Hearts, which you should check out! 🙂 This week’s topic is Audiobooks.
I’ve never actually tried an audiobook before, but I really want to. I’ve just recently bought so many new books on my Kindle that I can’t quite justify buying an audiobook yet (though do I plan to buy my first one beginning of next week – what? I’m kind of setting myself restrictions aren’t I?).
Living in London, I spend have to spend a lot of time travelling around on the tube (the underground) or buses to get around and I can’t read when I’m moving about because it’s always so cramped or by the time I’d start reading a page I’d have to change lines or something (I know, life is hard 😛 ). So, listening to an audiobook whilst I bumble about would be perfect – especially since I get so bored of my music sometimes!
I saw on Kaja’s blog that she listens to audiobooks whilst cooking and I thought that wow, that must be so therapeutic! I would definitely enjoy that.
There’s a few things that I’m worried about though…
What if I didn’t like the narrator’s voice?
Or what happens when a sexy scene comes on?
I mean, it’s one thing to read those scenes but (okay, I’ll be honest) I think if I heard them described out loud I’d roll around on the floor laughing like a 5 year old. I’ve seen that a few audiobooks give you a choice for narrators, but that’s only for the very well-known books.
Have you listened to an audiobook?
What do you think of them?