No time to read? This Audible review will help you make more time to read. This post contains affiliate links, thank you for supporting our efforts to entertain you.
I used to read a lot. Now, not so much.
In college and the first years of marriage before kids, I always had a book that I was reading. I would go to the local coffee shop and read for hours. Then I’d move on to my next self-absorbed activity, even if the activity was spending time with my future wife.
Then came homeownership, my first child, long hours at work, and a long commute meant I had very little time to just hang out and read. Not just at the coffee shop, there was no time to read anywhere in my busy grown-up life.
That’s what we tell ourselves. But really, there is a solution. I hope this helps you make more time for reading in your busy life.
No time to read? This is your answer.
Feel like you’re too busy to read? There is a better way.
In the distant past, my dad lent me some books on tape for a car ride. I enjoyed it enough that later I listened to books on CD. But I knew there had to be a better way than toting around those clunky boxes of discs in my car. That’s when I discovered the Audible App.
It used to be a little difficult to get a book to your device (MP3 player, car stereo, iPod, iPad, tablet,…), but today it is easy, very, very easy. Any smartphone and a great pair of headphones is all you need to get started.
Step 1: Download the Audible app and sign up for your membership
Go to the App Store or Google Play Store search for and download the Audible app. When you sign up for a membership, you will get a free audiobook to start.
You are signing up for a monthly membership, but you will not be charged until your 30 days are up. They will also send you an email reminder that your free trial is about to end.
I have had a Platinum level membership for years, which comes with two credits per month. Each credit gets you an audiobook. I have never used more than one credit per book and recommend you don’t either.
I have over 900 titles in my library and have thouroghly enjoyed almost all of them. They have a great return policy as well and I have never had an issue sending a book back.
Step 2: Pick your first audiobook and use a credit to purchase it
There are so many choices for books that fit all kinds of interests. Just about every book you have ever heard of is available in their massive library. If you have something in mind great, but if you don’t, I highly recommend American Gods by Neil Gaiman as a great first audiobook.
American Gods, narrated by George Guidall, there are other versions, but this is the best. Don’t let the TV show, which I really like, but some didn’t like as much, turn you away. The narrated audiobook takes you on an incredible journey with Shadow (the main character) and Wednesday (aka Odin the All-Father). Very cool Norse mythology and many other mythical deities, new and old, that you may or may not have heard of, but are fascinating to know and imagine battling for the right to exist.
In short, as a dad, a mom, or just a person living today, running around with no time to stop and read a book there is a solution. There is the Audible App, for when you are commuting, mowing the lawn, drinking bourbon, cooking, doing dishes, running, bicycling, walking or even playing your favorite game on your phone.
If you can spare just a little bit of attention, there is an audiobook that can keep you enthralled and entertained or informed if you are into non-fiction.
Don’t think you’ll like audiobooks? Don’t miss American Gods. You can buy the paperback copy here.
Go, download and listen, it is worth your time.