My family was always about words and stories. I remember from a very early age having story tapes with songs and books to read along. The first “grown up” audiobook i remember hearing was Trial Run by one of my favourite authors, Dick Francis (maybe one of the reasons I like him so much is this early memory.) There were frankly bits of the story that I didn’t understand and references I missed but I was hooked.
I love stories but am often too busy or too lazy to read for myself. I’ve been through hundreds of audio books from my local library (and they’ve done pretty well out of my overdue fees) but I’ve found a way to save myself all those fees!
Seth Godin was talking about audio books on his blog today, mentioning the high cost, but didn’t mention podcast audiobooks.
I’ve discovered new worlds, new creatures and all sorts of adventures from free podcast audiobooks. Here’s a list of some of my Favourites:
- 7th Son Trilogy by Jc Hutchins
- The Rookie by Scott Sigler
- Number One with a Bullet by Mark Yoshimoto Nemkoff
The best place to start is Podiobooks.com – They have a huge selection and you can get it all for free. For the record I have contributed towards some of those authors who give their work for free, including taking part in Scott Sigler’s victory over Amazon!