When we took our long trip out west last fall, we made sure to have a goodly supply of audiobooks along. We have been collecting them for quite a while, and if you watch what you are doing, you can actually get a lot of them free. We have been favorably impressed with the quality of the recordings on Audible. You get a free month trial right now, which would put you right into March and springtime. How is that for a deal? My highest recommendation from Audible is God’s Smuggler, by Brother Andrew. It is almost 9 hours long, and all of them are worthwhile hours.
We also like Christian audio, which has a free book featured every month. Sometimes they feature biographies, like Corrie ten Boom’s The Hiding Place. We have bought books at both of these places, and have no complaints. Some of the books are on both sites, but this is two ways of getting free ones and deciding whether you want to buy more. 😉
And finally, I have a link for episodes of Adventures in Odyssey. The ones on this site are free samples from their CDs. (Thank-you so much, P.D. and Leeny, for telling us about this. 🙂 ) Our children have listened for hours this winter, and they never tire of them. I want to buy them some of the CDs in time, but for now they are happy with the partial stories.
The time to listen to audios is… anytime. We do it while we cook or while we fold clothes or even while we pick up the stuff around the living room. If the work slows down too much because of how absorbing the story is, I just pause it and everybody jolts right back to reality quickly so that Mama starts the story again. Happy listening!
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I need to clarify that the “free month” deal is one book free. However, signing up would put you in a position to buy the “daily deals”.
Thanks for the links. Maybe you already know this, but another website for free audio books is booksshouldbefree.com. (Another one is librivox.org.) They have a pretty good collection of books, especially old books read by volunteers. Some narrators are good. Some not so much. 🙂 All books can be downloaded.
Yes, we like those, too. My only problem with them is that many narrators seem to be practicing their English reading skills. 🙂 But still they are a great resource. Thank you.
Yes! That’s a very good way to put it. We are currently listening to Anne of Avonlea on librivox. It’s the dramatized version. The reader for Anne is good, but Diana and Davy Keith are rather painful to listen to. 😦 But… I love the story enough that I’m finishing. Go figure. 🙂
Our current favorites are the classic Winnie the Pooh stories (dramatized) that we got for Mandie’s birthday. We got the CDs but I think they’re also available from Audible. The narrators are just great and oh so many fun lines to mimic!
It’ so interesting that you mention “The Hiding Place”–I’ll be reading that later this semester for a class. Cool stuff!
Mags, The Hiding Place is one of my favorite books about WWII. I have read it so often I can quote parts of it. You will enjoy it.
I should qualify… “you will enjoy” isn’t really the way to describe a reaction to reading horrific stories of war and pain, but the theme of redemption that runs through the entire book is so beautiful.