Today I’m spreading the work about the last stops on The AudiobookMobile Tour! Those of you lucky enough to live near one of the last stops in Brooklyn or Philadelphia will want to listen up! If you’ve heard about audiobooks and are interested in giving them a try the AudiobookMobile is here to support you on your path!
Here on the blog I review a lot of audiobooks, but that wasn’t always the case. Here’s why I listen:
Audiobooks have risen in popularity in recent years, with the digital revolution making it easier than ever to listen in. I was a naysayer at first, and couldn’t imagine listening to someone else read a book when I could read it myself instead. But now audiobooks are my preferred method of experiencing a book, since they allow me to multi-task. Listening digitally makes it so easy and I can maximize my reading time by listening when I’m commuting, walking, working out, and doing household chores. Audiobooks have expanded my reading horizons since I follow favorite narrators to new genres, like listen to a celebrity reading a humorous memoir, or listen to a full cast audio of a dystopian or historical fiction title.
Right now I’m juggling a few different audiobooks. Diana Gabaldan’s Outlander, performed by Davina Porter, is one I’m finally listening to since I’m addicted to the Starz TV series. It’s a brick of a book at over 600 pages, and the audio runs over 33 hours. But since I have it on the Audible app it’s easy to listen, save my place, and speed up if I need to. I’m also listening to Trial by Fire (an alternate reality Salem Witch Trials story) by Josephine Angelini, and performed by Emma Galvin. And I’m on hold for Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, performed by Kirsten Potter.
Speaking of books on hold, I definitely maximize my listening by utilizing the library. (And hey, it’s library card month!) The overdrive section of my digital library is well stocked with all the new releases and catalog items, keeping me listening all year.
Why do you listen, how do you listen, and what are you listening to?
About the AudiobookMobile:
The AudiobookMobile is the biggest ever consumer awareness campaign for audiobooks and designed to encourage readers to give this format a try. Here’s the scoop:
The Audiobookmobile’s eye-catching design features colorful super-sized headphone graphics and proclaims the campaign’s slogan: “A Good Book Speaks Volumes.” The truck is outfitted with speakers and video screen to broadcast audio and video clips from the recording studio to draw in passersby. There’s even a spot for a photo op: one side of the truck asks attendees to fill in the blank “I love audiobooks because…” and share their reasons via social media using the custom hashtag #listenlit.
In each market volunteers from APA member publishers and GoGORILLA Media’s professional street team will be on hand to engage with consumers, talking with them about listening, answering any questions they have about audiobooks and offering free downloads to take home. Attendees will also have the chance to spin a prize wheel mounted to the side of the Audiobookmobile for a chance to win giveaways including headphones, t-shirts, buttons, posters, and more.
Catch the AudiobookMobile on one of its last two stops:
At the Philadelphia event you can catch a Q&A with narrators Norman Dietz, Tavia Gilbert, & Katherine Kellgren @ 2pm at the Golden Voices Theatre Performance.
Interested in visiting the AudiobookMobile? Read more about it on the APA website here.