Library Loot: Audio to Print


Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by The Captive Reader and Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries


I’ve been on the road lately – too much – but a side benefit is that I have lots and lots of time for audio books.

Here’s what I want to explain to my local librarian (who probably doesn’t care): I am not actually listening to four 14-hour books per week. I listen to one book on the first two-hour leg of my journey, the analog to my 50-page rule when reading. If I like it, I continue for a total of four hours. Then I finish by reading the print copy I already have at home. If I don’t like it after 2 hours of listening, I just switch to another audio book for the return trip.

It’s a great way to winnow down my TBR pile while conserving precious reading hours.

So here are the audio books I’ve checked out this week – and yes, I have paper copies of all of these stacked up in my spare bedroom, waiting.

Falling Angels Enchantress from the Stars The Maze Runner The Beekeeper's Apprentice The Fortune Hunter In the Blood

What did you pick up this week?


5 thoughts on “Library Loot: Audio to Print

  1. That’s actually a really smart approach to audio books! I wonder if the narration ever makes you dnf a book that works in print? I often feel that once I have heard a book in audio I read it in print with that same voice in mind.

    I really liked Falling Angels, btw, but it has been ten years since I read it..

    • everydayhas says:

      That’s definitely a risk! I am much pickier about audio than print.

      Good to hear about falling angels! I love Tracy Chevalier and am reading her backlist, but that’s not one of her higher rated books.

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