The lowdown on audiobooks
Are you new to audiobooks? Maybe you’ve tried audiobooks and didn’t like them or maybe you just haven’t gotten around to it.
Give them a try and you will find that audiobooks are well worth the effort.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
n Listen to a book that you already know and love. Maybe “To Kill a Mockingbird” read by the lovely and talented Sissy Spacek?
n Try beginning a print book and then switching to the audio once you’re interested in the book and the characters.
n Listen to a book that is read by an author you admire. “Still Foolin’ ’Em,” by Billy Crystal, or “The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” by Neil Gaiman.
n Find an audiobook the entire family can enjoy and listen on that long car ride to the beach.
n Some people limit their audio listening to nonfiction only. It’s sort of like listening to NPR.
n Don’t be afraid to listen to a chapter more than once. Just back it up and listen again if you feel you didn’t quite get it.
n Download an audiobook from WVDeli at www.kanahwalibrary.org. All you need is a library card and a PIN number.
n Check out Playaways. An entire book on a pre-loaded MP3 player. All you have to do is push a button and listen.