Why I want books read to me instead of just reading it myself
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To clarify, I’m not a full audiobook convert yet. I still want my fiction to be in a tangible format, ready for battle. However, I do prefer Audible for my memoirs especially when it’s the author who’s narrating the book. To hear the story be told by the actual person who lived it is a totally different experience.
While dabbling in the audiobook universe, I also picked up the habit of listening to Audible Originals. To be honest, I’m quite surprised by how well-thought-out these audio features are considering they’re free. For more info on Audible Originals, you can check this page.
Audible Originals Top Picks
This list is a collection of my favorite Audible Originals as of posting, and a few audio features I can’t wait to start listening to. (Audible links included)
Twain’s Feast with Nick Offerman
Offerman presents the story of Twain’s life through the lens of eight of Mark Twain’s favorite foods. As we explore these foods’ role in Samuel Clemens’ life, we also discover a surprising culinary and ecological history of America.
I’m a fan of both Twain and Swans- er.. Offerman so this was an instant favorite.
The Last Days of August by Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson delves into the pornography industry as he unravels the never-before-told story of what caused famed adult film star, August Ames’ suicide in a park in the Conejo Valley. Her death came just a day after she’d been the victim of a social media pile-on by fellow porn professionals—punishment for her tweeting out something deemed homophobic.
Please note: This audio features sexual content, adult language, and references to suicide and violence that may be upsetting to some listeners. Discretion is advised.
Sincerely, X from TED
Some stories are too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly — unless they can be shared anonymously. TED and Audible presents Sincerely, X: an original audio series featuring talks from speakers whose ideas deserve to be heard, but whose identities must remain hidden.
Bedtime Stories for Cynics with Nick Offerman
If your weary, grownup mind has been searching for a snarkier alternative to your favorite childhood tales, this Audible Comedy series, hosted by Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation), will scratch that itch – and then some.
Pro tip: Don’t listen to this at work because you might just get the giggles.
The Dark Web by Geoff White, Bernard P. Achampong
An exposé on the depths of the internet. From sex trafficking and fraud to government secrets and anonymous hacking groups.
What are your Audible favorites? Let us know below!
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