A few weeks ago we had a discussion about reading in different formats, and mostly we talked about ebooks vs. print, a topic we’ll cover every couple of years as technology progresses and our reading habits change.

Today I wanted to ask specifically about audiobooks. Here at FanLit we’ve got all types of readers: a couple of us read mostly in audio, a couple of us find ourselves unable to focus on audio, a couple of us have never tried one, and a couple of us have only recently tried them.

How about you? Do you read in audio? Tell us:

If not, why not? Have you ever tried audio? Why didn’t you like it?

audiobook Catherynne M. Valente The Girl Who Circumvented Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own MakingIf so, where do you get your audiobooks? On what device do you listen to them? Do you have favorite apps, publishers, services, or narrators? Any particular SFF audiobooks to recommend?

One commenter will win a book from our stacks which contain plenty of audiobooks such as Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making which is read by Ms. Valente (Kat loved it). If you don’t want this book, we’ve got plenty more to choose from, including books in print.


  • Justin Blazier

    JUSTIN BLAZIER (on FanLit's staff since September 2009) is a Cyber-Security Analyst/Network Engineer located in Northern Kentucky. Like many fantasy enthusiasts, Justin cut his teeth on authors like Tolkien, Anthony, and Lewis. Due to lack of space, his small public library would often give him their donated SFF books. When he is not reading books he is likely playing board games or Tabletop RPGs. Justin lives in a quiet neighborhood with his wife, their daughter, and Norman the dog.