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Updates: Riding in Cars with Audiobooks

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Busy week! We had friends and family in town over the weekend, so I lost a little page time to socializing, but it was worth it. :) I managed to get a few books in and am only three behind on my Goodreads challenge! And none of them were horrible. In fact, they were all pretty entertaining in their own ways.

Read this week:


My big accomplishment, however, was finishing my first audiobook classic, The Time Machine! My 4th grade class listened to the first three Harry Potter books on CD, and a few years back I grabbed Diana Wynne Jones' Enchanted Glass for free (which has gotten me through several marathon drives); but I haven't bought or borrowed any other audiobooks since.

In case you haven't heard, SYNC has a free audiobook summer program: two free audiobook downloads per week- one YA novel, one classic. Once I accumulated a couple of these freebies, I realized I could listen to them on my way to and from work. That's 20 minutes each way, which is 40 more minutes of "reading," five days a week!

I think this is a great way to try out classics, too. You may remember my long war with Frankenstein last month. The Time Machine had its less exciting, repetitive moments, but I was a captive audience in the car, it kept moving forward, and the narrator had a British accent. ;)

Thanks for stopping by, go check out this week's free audiobooks from SYNC, and stop back tomorrow for my review of the sci-fi/fantasy Scarlet Pimpernel retelling, Across a Star-Swept Sea!

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  1. I am going to have to try an audio book, although it cuts into my singing time in the car. I also normally have children with me, so I will have to be selective in my choices. I think in August when I start law school and need to unwind on the drive home this might be just what I need.

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    1. I highly recommend Diana Wynne Jones for kids and adults! And yes, definitely something light to help you unwind after law school. Or silence. I'm finding some days I just want peace and quiet or a little soft music to help me decompress after work. Good luck! :)

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  2. I absolutely adore SYNC every summer, but I have to admit that I have yet to listen to any of the books that I downloaded last summer or this summer D: I have so many Audible books that automatically download onto my phone that it is hard to go that extra step to transfer the SYNC books to my phone to listen to. One of these days though!

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    1. I'd never heard of it before, but I'm glad I found it this year. Cheapskate that I am, I'm willing to take the extra five seconds to transfer FREE audiobooks to my iPod. You'll laugh, but even with a new smartphone, I keep my music/audiobooks on my old iPod and ebooks on my Nook.

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  3. You know I wasn't the hugest fan of Cracked - I think I'm just not into the whole Knights Templar thing. Audio books ahhh yes I love. I grabbed that Sync title as well! Heck I've grabbed almost all of them - you can't beat free.

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    1. I liked the general idea of Cracked, but I think the first person narration weakened the story for me. Free audiobooks are definitely amazing. And there are still so many more to come this summer! :D

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