Most of the time I check my books out at the library. My library has a system when you can check them out online and then download them into a temporary file (mine is called OverDrive) and when the book needs to be returned, it just disappears or you clear it and you never pay a late fee again. You can also recheck it out if you need it longer. I listen to books mostly on my ipad, but you can also listen from an iphone or android phone. It is the best thing to happen to readin since book binding, lol.
There are other options for obtaining audiobooks, for example subscription based and free, as well. A few apps like:
2. Audio Books,
7. and Loyal Books
I can not endorse any of these apps as I only use Overdrive, but most have good reviews and I know a few people who have used some of these apps and like them. Choose one or more that meet your individual needs.
Here is a list of ways you can listen to an audio book and not take time away from other things you do.
I do a lot of these and I finished over ten books last year. Try them and see if it doesn't make you feel better about waiting in line and you can actually finish a book rather quickly.
21 Ways to Listen to AudioBooks Without Really Trying. Listen while:
2. Cooking a Meal
3. Washing dishes
4. Folding laundry
6. Doing housework
8. Doing Arts and Crafts Projects
10. Surfing Social Media (Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, etc.)
11. Paying Bills
12. Waiting for a Doctor, Dentist, Hair, Nail, etc.,
14. Showering, brushing teeth, dressing, etc.
15. Getting dressed
16, Waiting at a drive thru
17. On Long drives
18. Working out at the gym
19. Walking downtown or at a mall window shopping
20. Doing a project (wrapping gifts, coloring, sewing, etc.
21. Watching children or grandchildren play at the park.
BONUS. Sitting by the pool or on the beach!
You can take an audio book with you anywhere you have your phone.
By the end of the year, you could have read at least 5 books......which is probably more than you read this past year? Right?
Do you love to read but find it hard to read for some reason or another? Have you ever listened to an audio book? What was your experience? Do you have any tips or suggestions for the rest of us? Please share.