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Monday, June 8, 2015

Audio Book Lovin' Presents: Audio Books Here, Audio Books There Audio Books Everywhere!

Woohoo, week two of Audio Book Lovin and we're changing things up! Starting today both Kelly and I will be hosting individual authors and/or narrators. This means more fun for everyone, you'll get to learn about more authors, narrators and series AND more chances for you to enter some fabulous giveaways!!  So make sure to visit us BOTH daily!!! Click on our individual buttons (see the pretty ones below) that will take you to our respective post of the day. Pretty easy, right? 

So we've been talking about audio books for about a week now and I'm sure you know the major vendors where you can purchase them, right?

You may also know that sometimes you can purchase them directly from the publisher.  Throughout my love of books and audiobooks as well, one thing I've heard a lot of is "but they are so expensive" or "They cost so much and I'm only going to listen to it once." I do get it to some degree. The way that I read/listen... it CAN be an expensive hobby. However, how much was that latte at Starbucks? Oh, wait... what about that glass of wine with your dinner? No, no.. hold on... Didn't you just recently upgrade to the latest phone model and you JUST upgraded again? LOL I'm not judging. Really, I'm not. I'm just saying that BEFORE you start, ahem.. complaining that a book costs too much you take a second to think about the question I just asked. Now... I did say that it can be an expensive hobby for book lovers like myself. THANKFULLY there's a wonderful and magical place called

In this magical place you can borrow the books for FREE! Yes, you read correctly! FREE! This is where it gets better... they have them in different formats  - paperback, ebooks and audiobooks!! I know some of you may be thinking "Jeez Viv, a bit much on the sarcasm." or my favorite "No, duh!? Really?!" LOL. But the truth is, many people tend to forget that there is a library and that they do provide the advance technology of not only ebooks but audiobooks as well. Before anyone starts with the "Oh, but my library is SMALL." or the "I live in a rural..." mentality, we live in a GLOBAL world where many of the libraries are reducing physical inventory but working with neighboring (and at times, larger cities) areas to enhance their electronic inventory!  This means they will work together with other libraries via third party vendors like OverdriveOneClickdigital, and Hoopla Digital.

Lets start with OneClickdigital which is owned and operated by Recorded Books Publishing
"OneClickdigital brings exclusive Recorded Books eAudio, as well as content from all major publishers, together with an eBook service. Combine eBooks and eAudio in one collection, offering the most comprehensive platform for your content. Curated title lists feature the best literature in a wide variety of genres along with an outstanding collection of award-winning Children's and Young Adult titles."

The cool thing about OneClickdigital? They have their mobile app available for iPad®, 
iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire™! 

Overdrive is another great provider that lends eBooks, audiobooks, music and video! 

Overdrive works with every major Device!
With Kindle® compatibility (U.S. only), apps for every major platform and OverDrive Read, your digital library service is compatible with every major device on the market. Visit the website for more information! 

HooplaDigital is actually one of my favorites and I use it ALL THE TIME!! 
Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card.

These are just THREE resources that many libraries have that allow its patrons to listen to audiobooks. I hope that you go and find out what your local library has to offer and SIGN UP!!! Remember it's FREE!!! You can't beat that AWESOME deal!!! :)  
Now, time for the giveaway!

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Time to go visit Kelly!!!

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