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#Audiobooks – Bedtime Stories For Grownups

For years and years, I was reader-reader, not a listener-reader...

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So both my mom and dad used to read to us at night before bed. 

My mom would do the voices, the cadences—she put her heart and soul into reading. 

My dad…was pretty much a louder or softer monotone.

But we loved it when both of them read to us. I can still hear my dad’s voice reading “The Cremation of Sam McGee.” (Don’t ask me why that was considered suitable because I don’t know. Lol)

For years and years, I was reader-reader, not a listener-reader, but when I got into audiobooks with my novels, I started creating a listener-book collection. I tend toward the “gentle” listen with Elizabeth Cadell, Mary Stewart, and Georgette Heyer. 

And yes, I like to listen at bedtime. It kind of replicates that warm hug just before falling to sleep. And yes, it takes me a while to get through a listen. But I don’t mind. I’m a grown-up orphan who likes replicating the bedtime story experience. Lol

For a while, I had quite a few audiobooks on sale, but Audible has been making it almost impossible for authors to make money on their platform, so I pulled all the books I could. My plan was to gradually get them uploaded on a new platform, but I might die before I get all figured out. I thrilled to announce that I do have two audiobooks available on a great retailer called CHIRP. What is great about CHIRP is that you don’t have to subscribe to anything. If you like an audiobook, you buy it. They also have great deals on audiobooks—deals authorized by the author. 

What books you ask?

Out of Time and Just in Time, two books that happened to be related, like in the same series! and both narrated by Becky Boyd. For me, having the same narrator was a nice gift, particularly for two audiobooks recorded about ten years apart! How lucky is that? She loves the two books and I love her narrations! It’s a win-win for us and for—IMHO—our reader-listeners. 

So, have you tried an audiobook? Are you a reader-listener? If you are, what are some other fun benefits of listening to an audiobook?

Perilously yours,

Pauline

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