by Madelle Morgan
It’s spring! Like the crocuses, we northerners are emerging from where we’ve been holed up all winter.
So much for enjoying hours of reading while wrapped up in blankets. It’s time to get going.
Spring chores cut into our downtime. There are gardens to prepare, patio furniture to set up, spring cleaning of your home, garage and yard, and more. There's less time to indulge in reading.
AUDIOBOOKS FOR WHEN YOU'RE ON THE MOVE
We can be active and still get our romance novel fix. Audiobooks have become very popular and more affordable.
Compare the costs and apps of these retail distributors where you can buy, stream or subscribe:
Lifehacker describes their top picks of audiobook services and features in this article.
Top Ten Reviews offers their selections of best audio services here.
Rakuten, owner of Kobo, additionally purchased OverDrive in 2015, making the Japanese company the largest distributor of quality free audiobooks. In North America you can borrow audiobooks from your local library for free via the Overdrive/Libby app.
Hoopla is another library streaming media platform.
LibriVox offers free downloads of books in the public domain; i.e. books published before the early 1930’s.
There are many other online sources of free audiobooks, including YouTube, of course. However, don’t expect every recording to meet professional quality standards. Many are uploading self-narrated efforts.
Money Talks News compares features of five popular free sources in this article.
Audiobooks – a way to make those spring chores more bearable!
Happy Spring. Happy Listening.
Madelle Morgan is a Canadian author who writes romance set in Canada.
Unfortunately Madelle's books are not yet available as audiobooks, but you can read them in paperback and ebook formats.
BORROW Caught on Camera and Seduced by the Screenwriter from your library via Overdrive.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA BUY LINKS
Madelle's romantic thriller DiamondHunter is a free read in Kindle Unlimited.
Follow Madelle on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Pinterest, and Wattpad. For giveaways and new releases, subscribe to Madelle’s blog at www.MadelleMorgan.com.