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The first time I decided to give Audible a try was when I booked my trip to Nepal. It was my first trip out of the country, and had a few layovers and an airport transfer in London, so I wanted to pack light for the plane. Books always weigh down my carry-ons. Especially since I was carrying on my Manduka Mat and my iPad, I didn’t want anything else I’d have to lug on my shoulders around the airport. I knew I was going to have to find creative ways to kill time on the airplane, so I signed up for a subscription to Audible right away.
I was one of those people that didn’t want to give up the feel, touch, and turning the pages of a book. There’s nothing like snuggling up with a book right before bed, or some quiet time on my porch reading a book on a sunny Florida day. Turns out though, Audible is AMAZING because now I go crazy with audio books! It not only made my airplane trip fly by, but now I listen at work, while I’m cleaning, and it’s actually nice to lay back on the couch, close my eyes, and just listen to the story.
Because I love Audible so much, I’m hosting a GIVEAWAY which starts today and runs through April 6th. I’m giving away one $30 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner.
To enter, all you have to do is:
- Post a comment on this blog post listing one of your favorite books, and I’d love to hear why it’s your favorite. Did something resonate with you? Is it something from your childhood? Was it life changing? Did it make you laugh a lot?
- Sign up through Rafflecopter (Scroll down to see)
Here are a few of my favorites from Audible.com (Click on the Picture or Title for more info):
Tina Fey – BossyPants: This was my first Audible book that I listened to on the airplane. It was long enough to last me the trip to Nepal and back. I didn’t listen to it the whole time, but it definitely helped make my trip fun. Tina Fey is hilarious first of all, but her confidence and feminist banter is what is so admirable. The book covers so many topics from awkward dating moments in her childhood, to her life on SNL, and her time on 30Rock. She’s pretty much a rockstar in my book.
Orange Is The New Black: My Time In A Women’s Prison: I started out watching the Netflix Series, and I couldn’t believe this was actually a true story. I knew the prison system was broken, but I had no idea the horrific details about how these women were harassed, mocked, and treated like objects. I wanted to know how much of this was real and how much was drama, so I listened to the Audio Book to kill time at work. I was fascinated to find that a lot of the treatment she experienced is pretty accurate, but I think you’ll find it pretty interesting what they changed for the show. If you’ve watched the series, then you’ll love the book as much as I did!
Anne Frank:The Diary of a Young Girl, The Definitive Edition: I can’t remember the last time I read this book all the way through, and I had forgotten so much about the original story. Did you know the movie has some added scenes that are not 100% accurate? I wanted to get back in touch with the original version again, so when I searched for the book on Audible, I was excited to find this version that was narrated by Selma Blair. She did a really great job narrating it. Most of all, I was really moved by Anne’s optimistic outlook on life and how much love she poured out of her heart. It’s a really beautiful story.
The Boy In The Striped Pajamas is my latest purchase! Audible recommended it for me, but I have to say that I purchased it because of their description below. I absolutely have to find out what happens in this book! I wonder if I will be able to give a more detailed description. Stay tuned….
Terms & Conditions for the giveaway:
- NO PURCHASE NECESSARY
- Post a comment on this blog post listing one of your favorite books, and I’d love to hear why it’s your favorite.
- You MUST enter through Rafflecopter to be eligable
- You must live in the US
- There will be 1 Winner and 1 $30 Gift Certificate Winner will have 48 hours to respond. If the prize is not claimed within 48 hours, the prize will be re-awarded.
- The number of eligible entries determines the odds of winning.
- Your email will NEVER be sold and will be completely private and confidential, but I will add you to my monthly newsletter, which you can unsubscribe to easily if you don’t like it 🙂
- The winner will be chosen randomly at midnight on 4/6 and announced on April 7th by email!
If you’ve never signed up with Audible.com, you can do so below. The link will bring you to an offer for 30 days free and a free download. Go ahead and take advantage of that because free stuff is awesome! If you love it, then this gift certificate would be good for your next two months, or an a la cart book.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: Audible.com is an affiliate partner, but the love I have for audio books and opinions are all my own, which is why I’m hosting this giveaway! Audible did not compensate me for this post.