Trying to find time these days to sit down with a book can be challenging. With life commitments always cropping up, it's hard to find the time. I know I certainly did before I discovered what audiobooks could do for me and my love of reading.
I'd never rushed to get on the audiobook bandwagon. My reasons were kind of vague and nit-picky if I'm being honest. I didn't own a decent set of headphones. The Bluetooth connection in my car… Read More
Yes, dear blog readers it's that time of the month for me again. The time where I lose the ability for rational thought and become enraged with indecision. I'm talking, of course, of the day my audible credits land and it's time to pick some new books. Should I choose only from those books in my wish list, or should I take a gander at what else has dropped since I last looked?
Of course, I take a look... and… Read More
Now THIS is huge. I opened my Audible app this morning to see the notification my plan was now Audible Premium Plus - which means I retain all the benefits of my existing account with the ADDED benefits of 11,000 additional titles (more added each week) I can now access free of charge on top! So not just my monthly credit plus the monthly free Audible originals, this includes audiobooks from anywhere.
This, naturally is keeping me very busy while I… Read More
After a long think over the past week, I've decided to make a few changes. It occurred to me that by designing the site the way I did, it would take up more time than I had available to maintain it. So I've cut back on a few services (they're still there, just disabled in case I find more time in the future and they can come back) as well as streamlined the homepage.
You can still sign up and… Read More
So many choices, not enough hours in the day... and not enough credits to get them all! If you're anything like me, your wish list is probably filled with books you want to get around to reading one day. I've recently been trawling through the "coming soon" lists of Audible and found a few more to add to my list.
At the time I'm writing this I've now noticed that since the new month has ticked over a few of… Read More
This is something that's been bugging me more and more recently. I know it's a bit of a rant, so be warned! It just seems like I've been seeing more and more of these half-assed attempts at covers recently and I needed to say something about it.
Also, sorry about the click-bait title, and if you've actually put time and effort into your book cover then obviously I'm not talking about you. In fact, thank you for helping make selecting books… Read More
Recently, I took delivery of my new TaoTronics SoundLiberty 79 Bluetooth Earbuds. These are the first pair of earbuds that I've owned that have been completely wireless. My previous pair, a cheap $9 set while sporting Bluetooth, still had the connecting wire between buds as well as annoying short battery life (around 1 hour or so).
The time had come to treat myself to a new set. I had a few, basic specs in mind that were for the most part… Read More
It's not an understatement to say that Audible, an Amazon company, is the 800-pound gorilla of the audiobook market. They are the dominant force, and the go-to for most everyone when looking at who to subscribe to.
They have plans and deals to suit virtually all budgets, plus a suite of extras to sweeten the deal such as free access to Audible Originals (original content created just for Audible), wellness programs, daily newspapers, easy integration with existing Amazon accounts, and an… Read More