Creating Time With Downloadable Audio Books July 22, 2017 – Posted in: Blog, General, Thoughts – Tags: audiobooks, benefits of audio books, save time, utilizing time
Are you wasting time commuting to and from work? Listening to music can be an escape but nowadays time is at a premium, so many people are choosing to use that valuable time for listening to audio books. Long commutes are an ideal time to listen to downloadable audio books particularly for busy people that don’t have the time to read books. Here is a list of some great opportunities to hear audio books:
- Working Out at the Gym
- Traveling for Business or Pleasure
- Doing Housework
You can easily add to this list.
Why Listen to an Audio Book versus music?
Audio books and books, in general, expand your universe. Many times we don’t have the luxury to get additional training at work or find the latest and greatest advice and tips on aging or parenting, but you generally can get the time to listen. By listening you can learn, grow, and discover passions that you never even dreamed of. With downloadable audio books, you can learn a language, hear some of the latest biographies or the best selling thrillers. As a music lover I can tell you that there is room for both but learning to me has always been more important since I know we are in an increasingly competitive world where knowledge is not a luxury but a must.
Aren’t Audio Books Expensive?
If you have not been exposed to audio books, you may think that audio books are expensive. In some cases that may be true but they are available in a variety of different ways. Believe it or not, some still come on cassette tape. Typically the ones you see sold in the stores are on CD. But the new trend is toward MP3 audio books. These are downloadable from the internet. Our audio book store specializes in downloadable audio books. Downloadable audio books tend to be less expensive than CDs since you decide whether you want to burn it on CD or whether you want to transfer it from your computer to your portable media player. Downloadable audio books are usually available in MP3 or WMA formats (All our audiobooks are in mp3 format). Searching audio books online can be confusing at first but once you find the store you like and are comfortable with the formats they offer you just then need to make sure they have the titles you want. Many sites have users sign up for a monthly fee similar to Netflix where they rent audio books. This works for some people if they are renting enough titles to make it worth the fees. Some stores like ours offer great deals and a wide selection without the commitment of paying a monthly fee. Audio books are available in all genres. They are just not business or training types of books. Fiction typically is the most popular with the like of J. K. Rowling and Andy Weir. Many women like to listen to romances as they do their house work. A luxury that they can feel less guilty about since an audio book allows you to multitask.
In conclusion, the convenience of listening to an audio book can’t be beaten. Whether you prefer to have your audio books on a compact disc, on your computer, your smart phone or other portable media player, you are sure to find something to suit your needs online. You no longer need to walk down to your local library or bookstore you can buy an audio book and download it right on your smartphone or computer. The internet has truly transformed our lives. By allowing us to download audiobooks that we can listen to instantly opens the floodgates to a new path of multitasking and productivity.