Creating Time With Audiobooks

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Whether you’re spending time commuting to and from work or gardening on the weekend, maximize your time by listening to audiobooks.

Are you wasting time commuting to and from work? It’s no secret, commutes are an ideal time to listen to audiobooks particularly for busy people that don’t have the time to read books. I am surprised more people are not maximizing their time by listening to audiobooks during their commute. You are going to be on that commute either way, why not make the most of it?

Outside of your commute, here is a list of some other great times to listen to audiobooks:

*Working Out at the Gym
*Traveling for Business or Pleasure

You can easily add to this list. The point is the activities above, although physical in nature, still leave the mind open to information. Use that time.

Why Listen to an Audio Book versus music?

Many times we don’t have the time to get additional training at work or find the latest and greatest advice and tips on aging or parenting but you generally can find the time to listen. By listening you can grow, learn, and discover passions that you never dreamed of.

With audiobooks, you can learn a language, hear the latest biographies or the latest best selling thrillers. As a music lover I can tell you that there is room for both but learning to me has always been more important since I know we are in an increasingly competitive world where knowledge is not a luxury but a must.

Aren’t Audiobooks Expensive?

If you have not been exposed to audiobooks you may think that audiobooks are expensive. In some cases that may be true but they are available in a variety of different ways. Believe it or not, you can still get books on CD through your library.

However, it’s no secret that the internet is the easiest place to look. You have sites like Audibles that you can pay a monthly subscription. Although I have never looked at iTunes for books, they have audiobooks you can download. All You Can Books is another option that offers a 30-day free trial and claims to have over 40,000 books and works. Another site I came across while writing this article called Scribd also offers audiobooks.

Audiobooks are also available across all interests. They are not just business or training types of books. You can listen to fiction books through the sites listed above. You can also listen to different courses on platforms like Udemy, iTunes, or iTunes U.

In conclusion, the convenience of listening to an audiobook can’t be beaten. By having the access we do on the multiple platforms we have available, an audiobook instantly opens the floodgates to a new path of productivity and multitasking. It eliminates the excuse of not having the time, as you’re going to make that commute to work either way. Might as well make the most of it.

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