Follow Friday #18 – Audiobooks

Friday, May 26, 2017

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This week is the question: On what occasions do you listen to audiobooks? Or why are they not for you?

Oh boy, me and audiobooks *laugh* Well, long story short: I am not the type of girl who can listen to an audiobook while doing my laundry or cleaning the household.

The reason: After a few minutes, my mind is drifting away and I am not really listening anymore. And I hate to rewind all the time and to have to look for the exact spot where my head stopped listening. That is annoying.

The only way for me to enjoy them and stay focused while listening to a narrator is when I am running in the woods, am walking to the next grocery store or when I can´t sleep and lay with open eyes in the dark bedroom and have my ear plugs in.
And to be honest: It takes me way longer to listen to an entire audiobook than to read the printed version of it. If an audiobook is longer than six or eight hours it takes me ages to finish it because it only runs while doing some sport or running some errands outside the house. And that doesn´t happen every day or all-day long.

What are your experiences with audiobooks?

Best wishes & happy reading (or in this case happy listening?)

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I am Vi, avid reader, book blogger and painter who loves to talk and write about books. A day without one in my hands is a wasted one. Skilled florist with a degree in writing - oh yes, that works. I like many genres, but horror is nothing for me! Have fun.


  1. I don't have that problem LOL :) I *heart* me some audiobooks and can pretty much do anything while listening to them (except watching TV) :)

    1. I know and I envy you for that! I really do. Would make things a lot easier. Thanks for stopping by Felicia, always a pleasure *smile*

  2. I have a really hard time listening to audiobooks. I also can't do them when I'm doing chores because my mind also drifts off. And if I'm sitting down to listen to them I get sleepy. There's just no in between for me. I have listened a couple of audiobooks but only because certain authors I review for asked.

    1. You are now the third person I hear from that has the same "problems" *lol* What a relief!

  3. It's really funny that so many people have problems with listening to audiobooks!
    Even while running or doing other fitness I´m not able to concentrate on the story ... It' a pity.

    1. And yet the popularity for audiobooks is growing ... Thanks for stopping by Pat *smile*

  4. Ou,can you speak also English and German? Great! I would like to read your blog! If you want to, you can read also my Publishing:

    1. Hi, Welt der Bücher. Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my blog *smile*


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