When listening to audiobooks, the quality of the narration is as important as the book itself. Excellent narration is recognized annually through the Audi Awards. The 2018 winners will be announced May 31.
The Odyssey Award is given out annually for the best audiobook for children and teens. The 2018 winner was The Hate U Give, written by Angie Thomas, narrated by Bahni Turpin. The honor books include one of our favorites, Trombone Shorty.
Have you wondered how the narrators do it? They actually work hours at a stretch, with plenty of lip balm. Read 17 Secrets of Audiobook Narrators.
Statistics. Who listens to audiobooks? Older people? children? Surprising, the age breakdown closely approximates that of the general population. And a lot of people do listen. "..26% of the US population has listened to an audiobook in the last 12 months. In their 2017 annual report, the APA reported a 33.9% increase in the number of audiobooks published compared to the year prior.."
We currently have audiobooks on CD available in the library and streaming audiobooks available at AudioBookCloud. You can now also check-out books directly through Recorded Books. If you need help, please consult with the library staff who are stationed in the computer center.
Is listening to a book "cheating" ? No. What a strange idea. Read "To Your Brain, Listening to a Book Is Pretty Much the Same As Reading It"