- Have you always listened to audiobooks or when did you begin?
I haven't always listened to audiobooks and when I first tried about 5 years ago, I admit I found it challenging. I'm not one of those people who can listen to audiobooks while doing things like blogging, answering emails, etc., so I was only listening when I was driving (and didn't have kids in the car) or cleaning. So it took me a long time to listen to a book and I'd forget details in between listens. But with practice, and some fantastic narrators (thank you, Andi Arndt!), I've made audiobooks a regular part of my reading diet. :D
- What is your favorite audiobook?
Oh geez! Why don't you ask me which is my favorite child! There's no way I can pick just one so I'll go with narrators and the series they narrated which really made me fall in love with audiobooks:
*Andi Arndt - Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott
*Robert Petkoff - Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole
*Nicole Poole - Seven series by Dannika Dark
- What is my least favorite thing about audiobooks?
Um, I honestly feel like I remember details about audiobooks less vividly. But that's just how my brain works. And it's the little details that are fuzzy in audio whereas in print I can "see" them.
- What do you think is the difference in experience between physically reading a book and listening to it?
Like I said above, I can remember details better when I read them rather than hear them - I'm a visual person. I also like holding a book or an ebook. And that means I'm sitting somewhere comfortable, typically with a cup of coffee or tea, and quite possibly with a cat in my lap. When I'm listening, I'm typically driving, running (yes, I listen while I exercise), or cleaning. Oh, I listen sometimes while I grocery shop as well. :) So reading a physical book is a more relaxing experience overall for me BUT I wouldn't give up my audiobooks for anything. And my hubs likes that I clean more often. ;)
- How and when do you listen?
Um, I guess I got ahead of myself as I kinda answered this in the previous question. At least the when part. As for how...I listen via earbuds and my phone. I know my Kindle Fire can handle audiobooks but since I'm always active while listening, I need the smaller device.
- What style/genre do you prefer?
I don't really have a preference in my reading - I'm a genre omnivore as my blogging wife, Lexxie, likes to say. I do tend to listen to paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and historical romance quite a bit though.
- What are some audiobook/narrator recommendations?
Again, I got ahead of myself and gave a few of these in my answer to question #2. But I have a few more to recommend:
*Beverley A. Crick - The Sinful Suitors series by Sabrina Jeffries (and I have Berls to thank for recommending this one!)
*Christian Fox - Sugar Bowl series by Sawyer Bennett
*Andi Arndt/Zachary Webber - Show Me the Way by A.L. Jackson
*Mindy Kennedy - Songs of Corruption series by C.D. Reiss