Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Each Monday, a book- or reading-related question will be posted and we blog our answers, then link back to the original post. (You can find this week’s original post by clicking on the above image).
This week’s musing asks…
Do you listen to audiobooks? If not, why not? And, if so, what has been one of your favorites, so far?
I’ve only done a couple audiobooks. My first attempt with an audiobook ended poorly. In college my friend Allison and I decided to try an audiobook so we could knit while listening, since we both really liked to read and I was teaching her how to knit. (I use the term “teaching” lightly). Anyway, the CD set we got was narrated by a man with an accent and he didn’t change his voice between narration and dialogue, or between characters; we quickly got confused and gave up.
The next time I tried an audiobook was earlier this year. I listened to The History of English Literature. (see my review here). It was a better experience, I think. Plus, I was able to listen to it at work, which was pretty great. It may have been easier for me since there it was a history rather than a novel. There were no “characters” so it was easier to follow.
I would definitely like to try another audiobook sometime soon. Any suggestions?