A Newfound Love of Audiobooks



I drive an hour each way to work every day. That’s a lot of dead time if you’re going to listen mindlessly to the radio, and you can’t read or write anything or scroll Instagram while you drive.

It occurred to me to see what books were on audible, an online audiobook store which has been recommended by countless YouTubers and bloggers. The range was surprisingly wide. I’ve wishlisted a bunch and will slowly work my way through the list, with 10 hours a week dedicated solely to it, plus anytime I’m chilling and don’t want to watch something or listen to music. Whether it’s housework or like right now when I’m writing this post, I can listen then to. I have searched for a couple books that weren’t there, but I’ll still want to do some normal reading on weekends and holidays.

So far, I’ve listened to David & Goliath: Underdogs, misfits and the art of battling giants by Malcolm Gladwell and I’m almost halfway through The Maze Runner by James Dashner (narrated by Mark Deakins). Not bad for a week. I’ve considered reading a Malcolm Gladwell book for years and finally found the time, and after listening to the first chapter for free, decided to purchase it through the Audible for Android app on my phone. I’ve read The Maze Runner the traditional way before, but since we plan on seeing the movie on Sunday and I couldn’t really remember the book much, decided to use this as my free audiobook. I’d had a little trouble getting it to work in iTunes so had decided to buy David & Goliath while I was bored.

I’d say I’ll be keeping up with these for as long as I have long travels to work, and probably forever. I’d highly recommend it, even if it’s just for while you’re doing housework, especially if you’re To Read list is as long as mine.

Do you have any books, narrated or written that you’d recommend?


Disclaimer: I should probably add that I am in no way affiliated with Audible or either author mentioned in this post.