Monday, April 13, 2015

Why Try Audible This Week

As you know, I am a big fan of reading.  Reading silently and reading aloud make up a good part of our day.  Sometimes it's just hard, though, to get in as much reading time as we'd like especially this time of year when things are really gearing up on the farm.  We also spend much time a couple of days a week in the van.  Audio books have been a great solution for these times when we are yearning for a story but just can sit down to read one.

I have come to love my Audible membership.  So much so that I wanted to share it with you.  Audible offers a trial membership (click the link in the right column.)  During that time you have all the benefits of membership.  They offer a Daily Deal of an audio book at a very low price.  You can also rack up many audio books very inexpensively or even free as in wonderfully-done classics at Amazon.  This post tells how to get the most from your membership.

April is listener rewards month at Audible meaning you get $10 back if you buy 4 audio books with a regular price of $14.95...even if you get the audio books for free or almost.  In addition to that, this week (through 4/20/15) all titles are half price.  I'm adding some incredible titles to our audio library this month.

If you would like to try Audible, now's the time.  The link to the right (which is an affiliate link...all commissions support the library) will take you there.  If you decide to try Audible, let me know what you're "reading."


  1. Hi Robin,
    I started an Audible trial about a month ago and Mystie's tips have been amazingly helpful! I am hoping to add some Freddy the Pig titles this month, along with Twelfth Night (Shakespeare) and maybe Caddie Woodlawn. I would love to know what you will be adding to your collection - always looking for new ideas!

    Take care!

    1. Isn't it great, Kelly? We've enjoyed so many...Wind in the Willows, Trumpet of the Swan read by E.B. White himself (wonderful!), some of the Anne of Green Gables (some I've read myself.) I also have some Wendell Berry, the Little Britches series, some Dickens and many classics that were free or close to, Howard Pyle's Robin Hood, The Bronze Bow, Swallows and Amazons series, some Gene Stratton-Porter. I love adding to our history studies. The boys read themselves, I read to them, but sometimes there's a great book we don't want to miss that we just can't get to any other way. I also like to listen to books that feature accents my Southern drawl can't handle. :) Absolutely nothing beats holding a book in your hands but when you simply can't, this is the next best thing