I am the worst for having a million project ideas. I always think of things I have never done before and want to accomplish at some point and time. Some of these projects are a big success like collecting postcards. Other times the project is on my list year after year before I actually accomplish anything. This is what happened with audiobooks. I managed to listen to one in my car a few years ago. Then last year I made it partway through American Gods by Neil Gaiman and Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. That was it. Failed project... This year I decided to try one more time.
In March I made a big step and joined Audible.com. I had wanted to many times, but I am so sporadic that I figured it was a bad idea. I decided to give it a try this time, though, and take it from there. I could always cancel. So, in March I started off my Audible project with Redshirts by John Scalzi. Not only did I enjoy it immensely but I finished it before the month was even half over. I was worried if I waited for my next Audible credit my momentum would slow down, so I bought my first ever audiobook... Tantor.com was having a sale and I spent way too much money. It will mean that I have enough audio books to read my Audible one and then one other each month for a while, though. And the audio books I bought will be more expensive then. This is how it is that I also read The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni. I knew absolutely nothing about it, but it sounded good. And, folks, it was really good. I am so glad that I took a chance on it! I also have been listening to The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty. I couldn't figure out how to get it off my computer, though; so I am a bit slower with it. I should finish it up in April. My new laptop came with a gift card of sorts for a free audio book.
With my April Audible credit I went with The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. It is mythology and will count in for the Once Upon a Time challenge. Plus, I have just been curious about it. I am up to chapter 11 and it is quite good so far. It seems fitting to listen to mythology, right? When the events it is based on were happening stories were mostly told orally. Then I am not sure what I will listen to next. I have plenty of options. I mostly listen while on the treadmill. That was another project of mine for 2013 and March specifically. I figured that instead of joining a gym I would join Audible. The treadmill seems to be doing the trick and I am getting through some great books.
What are some of your favourite audio books?