Friday, 6 January 2012

Audio Books

This post is about two websites where you can find audiobooks.

Audible often pops up in the adverts in this blog (although I have no control over the ads.) so that is  why I have decided to post about it. I happen to be a member of audible, and every month I get one credit which allows me to choose one book. There are many popular audio books, and almost all of the ones I have searched for  have appeared. One downside of audible is that you have to pay, however the books are read well, some of them by famous faces, well voices, such as the author of the book, various actors, etc. Soem of the books are mildly entertaining in the way that they are read, such as the girls voices read by mean, and vice versa. You can find the audible website here:

Another source of audio books, these ones are free, is librivox. the downsides of this site, is that you have to click on each chapter, and some of the chapters in the same book are read by different people. So this means just as you are getting used to one reader, another one starts reading. There are not as wide a range as the books in audible, but if you enjoy classics, like peter pan, swallows and amazons, then this is the site for you.
Here is the link

Enjoy listening to audio books!!!

Holes By louis Sachar

Holes, published in 1998 written by Louis sachar is a book about a boy named Stanley Yelnats who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. When he is accused of stealing the trainers of his hero which were donated to the homeless shelter, he is offered a choice. Prison or camp greenlake, a youth detention camp. He choses (as anybody would) the camp. when he gets there he finds that all the boys are forced to dig a five foot  hole each day, under the blistering heat of the sun. At the camp he meets a boy known only as "Zero," and he teaches him how to read, and Zero, the fastest digger digs his hole for him. It continues like this until the mysterious warden finds out about it, and turns up even though no one else at the camp had ever seen the warden.

This amazing book is clever the way there are flashbacks to the past which are mentioned, and readers can really relate to the unlucky stanley.