Audio Book Listen

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 256683sometime 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.

smartphone-vintage-technology-musicSo 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?



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  1. Yay! Another one comes over to the dark side!! I used to be wary, just as you are but I LOVE audiobooks! Wait until you read something like Daughter of Smoke and Bone where the narrator changes their voice so skillfully for each character 🙂 Enjoy!


    1. The Dark side…Lol. I was sorry worried I would despise the experiences, but I had so much screen time coming up and I didn’t want to recess on my reading so it seemed like the perfect time to try it out. Luckily it worked for me.


  2. I recently tried audiobooks and found in that instance at least, they weren’t for me. The book, which was set in France was narrated by someone who had a French accent. I found that this detracted from my enjoyment of the title. Just me.


  3. Sounds like a story to get into. I was actually thinking of getting into audiobooks, because after a long day my eyes get tired. Also my husband doesn’t like to read so this could be for him too.


  4. I love audiobooks. My favorite audiobooks are the ones where you completely forget that there is a narrator at all. It is a great way to get to more books on your TBR pile.


  5. It’s always nice to have a good reading list ahead of you. I’ve always liked Neil Gaiman reading his own work. He’s got a great voice, and since it’s his own work, he’s super connected to it. Great stuff.


  6. I’ve just started listening to Audiobooks too! My favorite as of now is It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vazzini narrated by Robert Fass. I absolutely loved the narration! ❤


  7. I haven’t moved over to audio books yet, although my teenage daughter listens to the quite frequently, she has an audiobook account with amazon that I pay monthly which gives her unlimited amount of books, she loves it!


  8. Wow this is new for me, I have never try to listen to an audio book at home (being honest) I have tried it only when visiting to other country with audioguide in museums or exhibitions but never at home. Maybe I will try this one 🙂


  9. My mother and sister sing praises about audiobooks, but they both have long commutes to work. I hang out with two very noisy toddlers and I don’t think that I’d be able to hear let alone enjoy them. It bums me out because that would free up my hands.


  10. Ooooh I love finding new book series to read. I find I get into a book better when I touch the actual pages, instead of listening to it.


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