Audiobook Week is hosted by Jen at Devourer of Books.
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Where do you learn about great audiobook titles? Buy your audiobooks? Share your secrets with the rest of us! We’d particularly love to know what narrators or publishers are active in social media or do a great job communicating with listeners.
Because I do book ordering for my library I see a lot of publisher catalogs and review journals. This is one source for finding the audiobooks I will later be listening to. One of my favorite sources for audiobooks though is Audiobook Jukebox. I love the reviews that they collect from all over the internet, which makes them an amazing source for audiobooks. I also get an email each week from Any New Books that includes a list of new audiobooks each week. If you don't subscribe to this free service I recommend it. You can get updates on new books in various genres and categories--it is a great way to stay up to date.
This past year I finally broke down and purchased a subscription to Audible. This has been both good and bad for me. I love Audible and adore the selection, but I have noticed that I am spending a lot more money on audio than I used to because they have these amazing member sales--and the member discounts are amazing. Still it is a great source for audiobooks that I can't find elsewhere.
I do work at a library and order audiobooks for my library's teen collection of both CD books and audio downloads from Overdrive so I do get a lot of my audiobooks from the library. Still there are some titles I can only get from Audible, so I am grateful for that option.