Today I took a step that I’ve been pondering for sometime. Audio books. You see for me I love the feel and smell of a book, last year, I took the plunge into the world of ebooks. So to start this off I decided on the audiobooks of City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments Book 1 By Cassandra Clare. It seemed like a good choice since it’s been on my TBR list for sometime now and well the reviews for it are just outstanding. Here’s the summary for those who aren’t aware of this book.
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?
This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know…
Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare’s ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.
So this audiobook is 14 hours long, Sounds about right the book is 485 pages after all. I figured today would be a good day to give audiobooks a try, seeing as though I had a lot of work to do at the computer today, and I would be pretty stationary. I’m only about 3 hours into the book but I plan to finish it in audio format. I found it simple to focus on the task at hand while listening to the reader. My main concern was that I would be able to have the same feeling from hearing it being read as oppose to me reading it myself. Boy was I wrong. It felt no different from reading a book in my head. I found myself wanting more, and saying just 10 more minutes instead of 1 one more chapter. I also worried that I wouldn’t be able to multi task while trying to process what I was hearing and the task I was working on, but I was able too. Except when a juicy part would come in then I devoted myself to listening.
So since I plan to add audio books to my repertoire, I’m now looking for suggestions for after I finish listening The Mortal Instrument series. Yes, I know that 6 books later, but better to build my audio TBR ahead of time.
So what is your favorite audiobook you’ve listen too?