Douglas L Perry, The Author blog

August 19, 2009

Do you use Audible?

Filed under: Books,Thoughts — douglaslperry @ 12:15 am
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I love reading(?) books from audible.com. I listen to them in the car while driving to work, I listen to them while working out at the gym, I listen to them when I am waiting for the wife to finish her shopping.

It’s a great service with a lot of great books. I do have one complaint. I wish their website would list the author’s book in order of publication.

If there is one thing that I hate, it’s reading a book from an author that uses characters from a previous work, and I haven’t read that work. I know that the author shouldn’t rely on the fact that you’ve read the previous book, but I have found very few authors that do it well. In my  opinion it’s better to read the author’s book in the order they were released. That way you get the entire story.

Audible does list the books in order of audible release date, but I have no idea whether or not that relates to the published date, and also can’t tell if this was the third book the author wrote, the first, or the tenth.

But really it’s a minor complaint compared to the quality of material they carry, the level of professionalism of the narrators, and overall ease of getting books from the site. It’s great.

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2 Comments »

  1. Interesting. Is the service expensive?

    Comment by diane — August 19, 2009 @ 2:16 am

  2. There’s a couple of different plans, one that gets you one book a month, and another that gets you two. I think the 1 per month is $14.95 and the other is $22.95

    It’s more expensive than a paperback, or the same book on the Kindle, but it’s the experience that makes listening to the book worth it.

    Comment by douglaslperry — August 19, 2009 @ 2:40 am


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