Most people love to lose themselves in a great book, be it a classic novel, a modern thriller, or a fascinating work of history. But, many people also live busy lives, and for them finding the time to sit quietly and read is difficult, if not impossible.
That means, they simply miss out on a pastime that can add a huge amount of richness to their lives.
New technology rides to the rescue
Fortunately, with the advent of the Internet and portable digital players like the iPod, more and more people are making literature a part of their lives again.
A very special website now makes it possible for people to listen to books that they simply would not have the time to read.
The site is called Audible, and it’s the premier place to download audio books. Over the past few years, hundreds of thousands of these books have been recorded. They include nearly every classic, as well as most new releases be they fiction or non-fiction. Most of these are read by talented voice actors who really bring the texts to life.
In fact, many people say that for them, listening to books is better than reading them. Books that they struggled to enjoy when they read them in school are amazing when they now listen to them.
While most people lead busy work and family lives, most do have some time each day that would be perfect for listening to a book. It may be on our daily commute to and from work, during a regular work-out, or simply while walking the dog.
Audible.com lets you easily and quickly download a book and load it onto your iPod or other mp3 player, or onto CD’s so that you can listen in your car. The site is like Amazon.com, but for audio books. It includes thousands of recommendations and customer reviews that are extremely helpful. The site lets you listen to a free snippet of each book so you can tell in advance what the narrator sounds like.
Little wonder that most people who listen to an audio book for the first time are instantly hooked.
How to get your first book for free
Audible.com has many subscriber plans that mean the cost of listening to a book can be much lower than buying the paperback. Best of all, they are now offering new customers a free 14-day trial and a free book (any book) from their huge library.