Three brothers – a paramedic, a cop, and a firefighter, all raised to protect and serve. When paramedic Jason Armitage responds to reports of wounded from a bank robbery, he finds pretty art teacher Maya Thompson shot. It’s a coincidence his brother, Jack, a detective with the city PD, is assigned the case. And there’s another brother, firefighter Jordan. For Jack, not only is she attractive, she’s the perfect witness. To the men who robbed the bank? Maybe too perfect.
Audiobooks have gained legions of devoted fans thanks to their convenience, quality, and overall enjoyability. For many people, they have become the method of choice to enjoy a new or classic release. There’s something about the feeling of a quality narrator that many people prefer to reading something themselves.
For others, books will always be a firm favorite, but audiobooks open up another avenue to enjoy stories or works of nonfiction on the go. After all, as much as we might wish we can read around the clock, life sadly gets in the way!
However, with audiobooks, we have moments in our day where we’re now able to enjoy books when we couldn’t before.
Here are three of our absolute favorite situations to enjoy an audiobook in.
Work On Your Reading List While Commuting
If you take the time to speak to friends and family who class themselves as readers, chances are you’ll find that most people have a long reading list.
In fact, the majority of books that people buy never get finished. There are always new releases to tempt us, and our reading list gets longer and longer.
For most people, a commute to work is an unavoidable part of life. For some people, this can be a couple of hours or more total each day. Whether riding public transport, or driving to work, this is time that is often wasted.
Listening to audiobooks is a way to make commuting much more enjoyable. If you’re the type of person who complains that you’re not getting through your reading list, why not do something about it? Audiobooks while commuting could be the answer.
It’s really easy to let the stress of our commute rub off on us. This can put is in a bad mood when getting to work, or when returning home to our loved ones. By popping in your headphones, and getting lost in a favorite fiction audiobook, you block out the stress of the world.
You can enjoy some quality time to yourself, while making progress on your reading list. What’s not to love about that?
Combine A Workout With An Audiobook
One of the things that stops a lot of people from sticking with exercise is the tedium of it.
Logically, we all know that exercise is good for us, and that the vast benefits outweigh the annoyance of carrying it out.
But it can be so darn boring. This is especially true if you are a devoted reader, who likes to keep their mind engaged with something fascinating.
Why not combine your workout with an audiobook? When you choose a really immersive audiobook, you might well end up spending more time overall exercising. Why? You can get so lost in the experience that time flies by, and you end up exercising longer just so you can enjoy more listening time!
If you’re training seriously, why not listen to a memoir of a sporting hero while working out? The tale of someone you admire can inspire you to push order to try and emulate them. Other people enjoy inspirational nonfiction, such as audiobooks from the self-help genre. These can provide you with an emotional push to get better results from your workout.
Just as most people waste the time they spend commuting, working out is often another missed opportunity for multitasking. Next time you’re on the treadmill, why not see what the world of audiobooks has to offer?
Nowadays, waiting in line isn’t as bad as it used to be.
While it’s still a frustrating part of any day, the prevalence of the cellphone has given us a distraction. We can flick through our phones rather than just waiting for the person in front of us to move.
Often, we end up using this time mindlessly. Rather than doing something with our phones that would actually enrich us, we end up scrolling and liking social media mindlessly.
Audiobooks are an antidote. What could be more beneficial than brushing up on your knowledge while waiting in line? Maybe you want to learn how to craft better characters for your writing hobby, or to listen to the latest and greatest thought leaders from your chosen field, or want to listen to some foreign language practice, it’s possible with audiobooks.
Next time you’re stuck in line waiting, make a smarter choice than opening up a social media app. Pop in your headphones and enrich your mind with an audiobook.
Ultimately, audiobooks have had the effect of broadening the appeal of books.
Whether making books accessible to dyslexic readers, or helping people to learn the sounds and rhythms of a new language, audiobooks have offered another avenue to enjoy the finest books in existence.
For true lovers of books, there is never enough time in the day to enjoy our latest favorite.
Thanks to audiobooks, we can satisfy our love of books no matter where we happen to be.
That’s something to be truly thankful for.
Zelda wants to teach children English and “find herself” in Kathmandu. Ian wants to get stoned and trek the Himalayas. Tommy wants to get rich by smuggling diamonds.
How their stories collide will leave you on the edge of your seat!
Travel from the dusty, tout-filled streets and holy sites of Nepal to the sultry metropolises and picture-perfect beaches of Thailand, as Zelda and Ian try to outsmart the smugglers and escape Asia alive.
A fast-paced, thrilling travel mystery sure to captivate readers thirsty for some armchair adventure. Travel to Nepal and Thailand with three twenty-somethings as they fumble their way towards self-discovery and perhaps a bit of wisdom.
Down and Out in Kathmandu: A Backpacker Mystery is the perfect book for lovers of travel, crime fiction, and (mis)adventures.
Available as audiobook, paperback, eBook, and in Kindle Unlimited!
Dori came to the town of Romance to help a friend. She wasn’t looking for a romance of her own. But when she broke her leg and found herself stuck in Romance for two weeks, romance found her – with the very man who caused her accident.
Lucas wasn’t looking for romance, either. But when the woman who almost killed herself by running in front of his truck turned out to be his next client, romance found him, too.
Dori has two weeks until her leg is healed and she can travel back home to New York. Lucas has two weeks until his job is finished and he won’t have see Dori again. Can the two of them stop sabotaging themselves long enough for Romance to work its magic on them?
Ghost Whisperer meets Dead Files meets Fringe, Streaming Sarah is a rare fusion of detective mystery and the spirit world.
Dying was the break she needed…
Or so she thought. Homicide Detective Katie Hanson always prided herself on being an advocate for the dead. When she returns home from the hospital after a near-death experience, the door to the spirit world remains open … wide open. Now the murder victims of her police department’s cold cases are haunting her, beginning with Sarah Alexander and her two children. It turns out that Katie’s near-death experience has added a new skill to her crime-solving abilities… she can stream the dead. It is more than just channeling murder victim Sarah Alexander’s account of her horrific murder and the murder of her two children, much more. Katie learns to stream Sarah’s consciousness, her memories, her very soul.
Katie realizes that a dead person’s memory of the events can be as flawed as the living’s: Sarah’s testimony does not back up the evidence. Katie’s gut instinct is to believe Sarah, but the evidence doesn’t support the assertion. It made matters worse. Now she has two suspects. Will Sarah help Katie bring the killer to justice, or will they drag in an innocent man?
This Mystery book is available in these Formats: eBook, Print, Audiobook
John Smith has a problem. He’s a retired cop whose pension just got wiped out, and he doesn’t know why or how. Now he needs to find a roommate to help pay the bills.
Sam has a problem. He’s a six-foot-tall talking cockroach and he doesn’t know who created him, or why, or how. Now he needs a place to live.
Thrown together as roommates and amateur detectives, Mr. Smith and the Roach realize their problems might be related.
But those problems are far more complicated than they imagined, and before all is said and done, they’ll run afoul of a Russian gangster, an imprisoned Mafia don, a crooked Wall Street banker, a mad scientist and, maybe worst of all, Mr. Smith’s baby sister.
Can they get to the bottom of an unbelievable plot before someone exterminates the Roach – and Mr. Smith – for good?
Between adjusting to life as a newlywed and trying to survive the first month of medical school, Sara Alderson has a lot on her plate. She definitely doesn’t need to start visiting other people’s dreams again. Unfortunately for her, it’s happening anyway.
Every night, she sees a different person and a different dream. But every dreamer has one thing in common: they all hate Dr. Morris, the least popular professor in the medical school, and they’re all dreaming about seeing him – or making him – dead.
Once again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a murder before it happens. But this time, there are too many suspects to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers do.
Dream Doctor is the first book of the Dream Doctor Mysteries.
It should have been a simple job. All archaeology student Jane Barnaby had to do was pick up a box her professor needed and deliver it to him at his dig site, along with his new car. Yes, his office was in Oxfordshire, and his dig site was in Spain, a trip of 1,400 miles across three countries and two bodies of water. Still, it should have been simple.
And it was, until Jane discovered she picked up the wrong box by mistake. Not the one with boring pottery samples, but instead the one with priceless ancient Egyptian artifacts. The one that a team of international art thieves is after.
Now she’s chasing – and being chased by – the thieves. And she’s picked up a pair of passengers who claim they can help her outwit them, get her professor’s pottery back and return the artifacts to their rightful owner. If only she could figure out which one of them is working with the thieves and which one she can trust in this high-stakes game of finders keepers.
A young woman without prospects at a ball in Gilded Age Newport, Rhode Island is a target for a certain kind of “suitor.”
At the Memorial Day Ball during the Panic of 1893, impoverished but feisty Penelope Stanton quickly draws the
unwanted advances of a villainous millionaire banker who preys on distressed women—the incorrigible Mr. Daggers.
Skilled in the art of flirtation, Edgar Daggers is not without his charms, and Penelope is attracted to him against her better judgment. Meanwhile a special talent of Penelope’s makes her the ideal candidate for a paying job in the Suffrage
During a glittering age where a woman’s reputation is her most valuable possession, Penelope must decide whether to compromise her principles for love, lust, and the allure of an easier life.
This is the nine-book series of comedy-mysteries featuring the tough and crass “unscrupulous bastard” himself – a rude, wise-cracking private detective who happens to be a hugely successful ladies’ man, thanks largely to what he immodestly refers to as his “Adonis-like features”.
Over the course of this 9-book series, Brett learns that — as sure as rain is wet & water is. . .well, wet — there’s a steep price to be paid for being such an unscrupulous bastard – and listeners may very well feel that he gets exactly what he deserves, and more!
Not recommended for the politically-correct crowd.