Saturday, September 28, 2013

Questions for Readers About Audiobooks + Giveaway

My fellow Word Whores have all asked a lot of excellent questions of you, the Readers, over the past week. Thanks for all the answers!While trying to figure out what was left to ask, I decided to go in a slightly different direction and ask you about (drum roll please!) - AUDIOBOOKS!

I'll give a copy of my award winning Science Fiction Adventure novel WRECK OF THE NEBULA DREAM to one randomly selected commenter today, in honor of the topic. (AudioFile Magazine raved about the acting skills of my wonderful narrator, Michael Riffle, as he brought this story to life BTW.)

Do you listen to audiobooks?
How many would you estimate you've listened to in the past year?
Do you like to have the book or ebook and the audiobook version?
When or where do you listen to audiobooks?

And that's it for me but I would very much appreciate any insights you'd like to provide because I'm really committed to having audiobooks available.


  1. I myself don't like audiobooks. I tried a few times, but got bored and wanted to speed up the narration. Give me a print book over any other kind of book any day ( ebook when print is not available works as well.)

    Don't enter me, I got Wreck lined up on my ereader, I just need to get to it one of these days.

  2. I love audiobooks. I work in an office where I open and file mail. Not much brainpower needed for those tasks, so an audiobook not only makes my day more interesting, it also makes it go faster. I've listened to about 20 audiobooks so far this year. I try to purchase both the audio and the ebook version when I can. I use Audible and sometimes they will have a special bundle price for both the ebook and audio format. There is also a great feature called whispersync where your reading location is synced over all devices.

    1. Clearly you're the winner! Drop me a line at veronica dot scott dot author at gmail dot com and I'll send you the code for the free audiobook. Thanks for your comments!

  3. I have yet to try an audiobook. I know a handful of bloggers who adore them, and I can see where they would come in handy (long commutes to work). Some day I will try one, I just worry that hearing someone else's voice would color my imagination. Oh wait...a Scotish burr for a steamy romance novel. Hmm, I have to get to Barnes & Noble!

    *no need to enter me, I have an ecopy already :)

  4. I have listened to several audiobooks and enjoyed a few and hated others. A lot depends on the narrator, for me. Currently, because I was so fascinated by hearing a different voice, I am listening to the audiobook of SEVEN FORGES. The narrator is quite good but does not read my words at all like I hear them in my head. :)

  5. I love audiobooks. Living in rural Nevada, audiobooks can really make a difference when traveling that 5 hours to doctor's appointments. I despise when authors think it's cute to add sound effects or to break up the narrative by having several people read. It isn't a movie. If I wanted a movie, I'd watch one. I have a hearing impairment and the sound effects, etc., negatively impact the narrative. I want to hear the BOOK, not some crap that I can add myself. When I read, I add my own visuals, etc. It's the same with an audiobook. Just read the book to me. I don't need a bunch of other crap added to distract from the words. It's annoying. I love audiobooks that are well read by ONE reader. I despise audiobooks that some producer has decided to make into an audio "movie." Clearly, these folks don't read. Don't ruin my book. I also HATE abridged versions. I want the whole enchilada. Thanks for your wonderful questions.