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I don’t know you but I love to get stuck into a good old book. Need it be lost in a fictional story or challenging myself with a self-development book. But since I’m a Mum of 5 and owner of multiple businesses I really do struggle to find the time or mental energy to digest a book. Then I discovered audiobooks from Audible from Amazon.
I’ll be honest, audiobooks didn’t even cross my mind. But now I’ve discovered them, there’s no going back!
Seriously, it’s been life-changing and my passion for ‘reading’ and books is back!
If you’re anything like me, your time is precious. Sometimes 24 hours, just isn’t enough. I always plan to read a book in bed as part of my self-care routine. But I find myself falling asleep a few pages in. But audiobooks allow me to be able to listen to my favourite books while folding the laundry, driving, doing the weekly shop, at the gym. You name it, as long as you’ve got a device where you can download the Audible app for iPhone, Android or Windows, or on your Kindle Fire, Amazon Echo or Fire TV. It is evolutionary!
Now, time was a massive issue for me. One thing I absolutely love about Audible is there’s a setting in the Audible app to increase the speed of the recording to up to 3 times. When I’m “speed-reading” I set the speed to 1.75x. At that speed, a 6-hour book becomes a 3.5-hour book!
If that’s not a great productivity, time-saving hack, I don’t know what is.
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I’m the type of person who likes to get the most out of my money, so when I found out Audible was only £7.99 per month for one book, I thought great! But then, I found out that after you have ‘read’ the book you can return it and use the credit for another! This month alone I’ve listened to four books and it’s cost me £7.99! Plus when you sign up for the 30-day FREE trial you receive a FREE book to keep. Plus if you’re an Amazon Prime Member you will receive TWO audiobooks during the trial plus added extras too!
So, what have you got to lose?
30-day free trial, a free book(s), cancel anytime and gaining back some time and your passion for reading.