Audiobooks seem to be hit and miss with me. I really enjoy the convenience they offer and there are a few where the performance is great and I listen to them over and over again as comfort listens. Sometimes I just really need to see the words to soak them in. The past few years I’ve gone with Audible’s premium package where you get 24 credits in one shot. I like this package because I don’t have to wait for new credits to roll in and I can almost always pick up additional credits 3 for $30.00 after I’ve gone through the 24.
Working remotely means that I will have more time to listen while I work. I do have some problems with that though because if I end up having to really concentrate on something I lose the thread of the story and have to back track. It also means that 2 times a month I have a 4 hour round trip commute where I can listen.
In the past I just purchased every audiobook that was available and also in my TBR. I have a few narrators that I know I like otherwise I’m pretty open to new narrators. This last TBR pile I did listen to the snippet on Audible because there are just some narrators who I don’t jive well with. All of them passed the snippet test this time. I also have the romance package from Audible which really helps out with not having to purchase but still being able to listen.
All of that to ask you this: how do you chose which books to PURCHASE? What sways your decision? I just got a library card to a larger library and I DO plan on checking their audio collection before purchasing but I’d like to know what goes into your decision too! Drop your tips in the comments below!