Maybe, when it has no real paper pages. If so, MCPL has thousands and thousands of non-book books. You can have books on tape, books on CDs, electronic downloadable audiobooks; then, you can listen to them on your computer or MP3/IPOD player, downloadable e-books that you can read on your computer, and of course, books made into movies. All of these formats are available at all branches, and are part of our system in order to serve the widest possible audience and user base for our services.
I love audiobooks. Shall I say it again? I love audiobooks!! I listen to them constantly. My family doesn’t understand me. They don’t understand how much I love someone else’s melodious voice speaking to me over my headphones. They don’t understand how I can tune everything else out, and listen to the sounds of some other worldly person speaking soft sounds in my ears. They don’t get that I can paint a room, vacuum a closet, scrub a toilet, or mop a floor while listening to someone take me away from all of that tedious, everyday, monotonous stuff.
Did you receive a new gadget as a present over the holiday season, such as an iPad, Nook or iPod? Then, come to your local library for music and audiobooks. If you received an e-reader, you can download eBooks and audiobooks. Go to our home page, and then click on Books, Movies, Music at the top of the screen. From that page, navigate down the left-hand side to Downloadable Audiobooks.
Picking out an audiobook is not always an easy process. Enjoying an audiobook depends, at least for me, on two different things. First, there is the story. Second, there is the person reading the story. The second thing is actually more important to me than the first. You can have a mediocre story read by someone amazing, but if the reader’s voice gets on your nerve, it doesn’t matter what the story is about because you can’t force yourself to listen to a word of it.
Born James Smith, this person went on to star in nearly 40 films. He has also won two Grammy Awards out of seven nominations for narration. He has been awarded ten Audie Awards, a record, and holds the world record for most original recorded character voices at 146.
It’s D.W. again. As stated in June, I am encouraging you to use the audiobooks in the MCPL system in new and fun ways.
This time I am going to talk about my experience with the Harry Potter series. My children were not interested in reading the books when they came out, and I had no reason to consider reading them myself. Then, I happened to see a portion of one of the movies based on a book in the series and began to wonder about the books.
I remember my grandma’s voice: rich, full, and vibrant. Every time grandma told a story, I was mesmerized; her animation, rhythm, tone, and timing were perfect. She was a natural born storyteller. My grandma’s influence is why I love listening to a well-told story to this day.