By Paton Jackson
Hi, my name is Carol and I am addicted to audio books.
My story: I am 32 and addicted to audio books. I have been
trying to cut back but I can’t.
I was first introduced to audio books 12 years ago. My parents
bought me a Stephen King audio book as a birthday present. It
included 10 books on cassettes each 25 minutes. I finished
listening to it the first night. Then, I started buying audio
books for me and for each of my friend’s birthdays (whether
they liked audio books or not).
As times passed I moved to audio books on CDs and later on to
downloadable audio books. I have known all the online audio
book rental services and buying services. In fact, I had an
account in most of them.
My average output was two audio books per week but I remember
some weeks where I skipped sleeping and listened to up to five
audio books. I purchased almost any new fiction audio book in
I managed to find some free audio books but still paid a lot
money for my audio book collection.
I got addicted to the comfort of having a “miniature” book. I
got addicted to the narration, the music and the sound
I got addicted to the ability to listen to audio books anytime
and anywhere (I remember listening to it in the bathroom and
work and in other weird places).
And then I decided to make the move. If I can’t beat it, I
would join it. I resigned from work and made a profession out
of my hobby – I started making money out of my comprehensive
knowledge of audio books.
Nowadays, I write reviews about new audio books and serve as a
consultant for audio books’ publishers. I am happy listening
free audio books and being paid for it (just finished
to the last Harry Potter audio book).
Have you tried listening to audio books? Try it.
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