I used to listen to audiobooks on occasion in the car when I commuted to Toronto. Recently, however, when I tried “reading” an audiobook while out walking on my lunch hour – I found that I couldn’t concentrate on the book and was too focused on the other sights and sounds around me. I figured that maybe I just wasn’t cut out for audiobooks…until I was a passenger during a 12-hour drive to NB. It was great! I just totally got into it (I can’t read in the car so it was the perfect compromise for me).
I found several interesting titles in NetLibrary and was actually surprised at the variety of books available. It was great to see that they even had children’s books. Maybe this will be an option for my kids the next time we’re locked in the van for 12 hours rather than watching all those DVDs. 😉
I also tried downloading an eAudiobook from NetLibrary’s collection so that I could understand the steps our patrons would go through. It was quick and painless and could see how it could be a very popular tool.