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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Audiobook Interview with Once Upon a Twilight & Giveaway


During the month of June, we're having lots of audiobook awesomeness.  One thing we're doing for JIAM (June is Audiobook Month) is interviewing some audiobook fanatics!

Today we have one of my closest blogging friends, Yara from Once Upon a Twilight.  Yara and I met last year at BEA (though we'd been Twitter buds before that) and became pretty inseparable.   I absolutely love her, and I'm so happy that I get to share this love of audiobooks with her as well!

What originally made you pick up an audiobook to try it?
This is a very easy answer. You did! I kept reading and seeing all the mentions and tweets about certain audio books you had listened to and loved and it caught my attention to try one out.
YAY ME!! :P  Where do you usually listen to audiobooks?
Probably in the car when I take longer drives or I try when I sit at my desk while working. Home though doing all sorts of things around the house. 
How many audiobooks do you listen to a month?
I'm not very fast so I try and finish one and shoot for starting a second within the month. 
Do you prefer full cast audios or one reader?

Hmmm, it really depends on the story and the readers, but if I had to pick one now, I would say one reader.
Who are your favorite audiobook readers?  (name as many as you'd like)
At the top of my list is Kate Simses who is the reader of Shatter Me. Then Ill say Iiyana Kadushin, Caitlin Davies and Jennifer Ikeda.
Do you like it when there are sound effects or music on the audios?
100% YES. One of my favorite things about Shatter Me was you could hear when Juliette scratched out a line on a piece of paper. 
I loved that too!!! What is your favorite audiobook (excluding Harry Potter, which I will assume is everyone's....don't tell me if it's not :P)

Well I haven't listen to Harry Potter so I can't say it is (hides from flying objects thrown by Andye). My favorite audio is hands down SHATTER ME. Kate did such a suburb job with this story. I can't wait to listen to the sequel in audio.

I just died a little on the inside! But, I seriously agree with you! I loved the Shatter Me audiobook SO MUCH! In fact, I love it so much that I'm giving it away as one of my "Favorite Audiobook Giveaways"!

Thank you so much, Yara, for taking the time to chat with us! I'm glad I could be your audiobook dealer! :D


Check out all the audiobook goodness happening on Yara's blog!  And make sure you're following all of our amazing interviews, giveaways and reviews for JIAM!  You can find those by following this tag!


Try an audiobook today!



FAVORITE AUDIOBOOK GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is for an MP3 file of the Shatter Me Audiobook.  This can be received by email, or burned onto an MP3 Cd (winner's choice) from Harper Audio.
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39 comments:

  1. You all are making me feel awfully guilty for not liking Shatter Me! I'm going to have to listen to something else narrated by Kate Simses and give her another shot.

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    1. Yeah, Abigaile and Amy loved it too! But Kit did start reading it and she didn't care for it, so I guess you're not completely crazy :P

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  2. I love audiobooks, especially if you have a really good reader. A bad reader can totally kill a story for me. Thanks for another great giveaway!

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  3. I hang my head in shame. I haven't listen to an audiobook

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  4. Harry Potter is my favorite too.

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  5. I love Audiobooks it makes doing chores so much more fun.

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  6. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. I *still* haven't read Shatter Me, but I'm definitely tempted to go the audiobook route for this one now. :-)

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  8. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

    Cherry Mischievous

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  9. I really enjoyed this book and I think it would be really fun to listen to on audio. Thanks for all these great giveaways that you have been doing this month!!!!

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  10. thank you for the giveaway!

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway!Love reading your reviews....they've made me pick up many a book!
    ~Rachel M.

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  12. I love audio books especially when I am doing things that I hate, such as filing at work, cleaning my house, or the dreaded gym! My favourite audio book hands down is Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Leviathan! It was incredible.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Sara @ Just Another Story

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  13. I just love audio books!!! Love them. And I think this one would be a great one to listen too. My kids and I listen to them in the car. The Kane Chronicles have been fun!

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  14. I have some graphic audio books of the Deathlands series by James Axler. They are 1 reader, but do have sound effects. I just love that when they fire their guns, etc., you can hear it. It makes the audio books more interesting I think.

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  15. I will definitely need to see if my library has Shatter Me on audiobook; it's been on my TBR since before it's release date & I STILL haven't read/listened to it yet!

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  16. I haven't listened to any audiobooks yet. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I really like audiobooks. I listen to them when I am working.

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  18. Thanks alot for the giveaway. I am trying again to see if i win. Thank you so much for another chance joannie

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  19. I'm going to have to check out Shatter Me - the sound effects sound awesome. I also don't think I've listened to a audio with a full cast.... another thing to add to my list!

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  20. I've wanted this book since before it came out. Would love the audio! Thanks!

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  21. Hi! Thanks for this giveaway! Shatter Me is one of the book I wanted to read /listen since it's release!

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  22. I really loved Shatter Me, I can imagine that the audio of it is fantastic!!

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  23. I love listening to audio books in the car. I find it very relaxing!

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  24. Here it is: Anything
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    I love Harry Potter, but I don't think I'm going to listen to the HP audiobooks. I don't think I'd like it if they were read not as I'm reading them in my head or in the voices of the movie actors.

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  25. My favorite audiobooks is the Harry Potter series. Jim Dale is such an excellent narrator!

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  26. I've been dying to read this book - would love to listen to the audiobook!

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  27. I really wanna read this book:)
    -JennyC

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  28. I listen to audiobooks everyday. I live them!

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  29. Would love to win this for our library!

    Jen

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  30. i'm not a fan of audiobooks but my cousin is 13 and she loves books but when she was born her optic nerve did not develop so she has a really hard time focusing to read. I woluld love to win this for her!!

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  31. I love audio books and I really want to read this book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  32. Seriously audio books are the best. Sometimes I don't want to read off a page and when audio books are done right they are fantastic.
    Not sure if you all are aware but SYNC has a summer audio program going on right now. They give away 2 audio books every week during the summer (one classic and one current book). This week is Irises by Francisco X. Stork and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. They can be downloaded for FREE until Thur. 6/28 here: http://www.audiobooksync.com/free-syn-downloads/
    Later on this summer other great reads will also be available like Anna Dressed in Blood (Coming in July) and Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Available in August).

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  33. Thanks so muhc for the giveaway..I'm very excited for this audiobook..:)

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  34. i listen to audiobooks every morning during my workout; I sure hope i win!

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  35. Would love to listen just to hear how they do Juliet's crossovers!

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  36. I've read about this book through so many of my book blogs I follow. Thanks for a chance to win it!
    DeAnna Schultz

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  37. I am yet to be sold on Audiobooks but the one for Shatter Me sounds great! Plus, sound effects? YES PLEASE. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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