reading with your ears...

I can't believe it has taken me this long to post about what has to be the most used app on my iPhone... the Audible app for iOS.

Actually, Audible.com is part of the Amazon company and is THE PLACE to purchase audio books on the web. (imho) They now have over 100,000 titles and the narrators are amazing. As you can see from the video below, they don't just read books to you... you get performances created by professionals. They have everything from the latest blockbuster, to classic scifi, to the latest business books. You can purchase individually, or you can sign up for various plans where you get 1 or 2 credits per month to download the book(s) of your choice. Click on the image right to go to their site and hear an example of the audio.

On a personal note, I received a gift subscription to Audible years ago on fathers day and it has is one of my all time favorite gifts. I never could fine the time to read before, and when I did, I would quickly fall asleep. Now I am "reading with my ears" all the time. Cooking dinner, washing dishes, mowing the lawn, on the drive to work... any time you have access to your portable media player device or phone, you can be "reading".

I simply love it.

Here is a video interview with Martin Sheen talking about being chosen to read the Dali Lama's latest book which is now on audible.