Audible is one of my personal favorite apps. In addition to listening to podcasts and reading an actual book, sometime it is easier to blend the two and listen to an audiobook. Personally, I have tried listening to fiction audiobooks, but it is hard for me to get really engrossed when I am only listening in 20-30 minute increments. Listening to non-fiction audiobooks, on the other hand, is a game-changer. Some non-fiction books can be hard to get through if you are actually reading it, as they can be very dense, complicated, and long. Listening to a non-fiction, however, makes it easier to digest information and get through the book.
I have never really used any other audiobook service, as Audible was the first one I ever chose and I have not looked back since. Audible has a huge selection of audiobooks, and almost every book that I have tried to look up has been on there. Furthermore, Audible uses a subscription credit service, which allows you to pick any book you want as long as you have a credit. Its most basic subscription plan gives one credit for about $12, which I think is a pretty good deal for 5-20 hours of entertainment.
Audible also has audiobooks in other languages, such as Harry Potter in Italian. This is a good way to practice learning a language if you are at the point where you can begin to understand more complicated vocabulary. Furthermore, Audible allows for speeding up the book up to 3.5x its normal speed, which should be more than enough even for the fastest listeners.
Overall, I think that Audible is a great app for anyone who is looking for audibooks or just trying to learn something new. I believe they still give some sort of sign-up deal/free trial when you sign up, so make sure you give it a chance!
Audible Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!