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Audiobooks Helped Me Pass High School, and College!

Since forever I've loved books, reading, and adventures. As a kid my mom would read stories out loud to us: The Hobbit, Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Little House, and lots of other stories. We would fold laundry while she would read out loud and it was amazing. It was so much better when she read out loud.

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In Middle school I had to read a very interesting and exciting book; Robinson Crusoe. It's a great book and I enjoyed it. But Lord knows I'd fall asleep as soon as I started reading. There was something about the process of reading that put me to sleep. The only way I could get through it was when my mom read it out loud to me.

Same thing happened in High School; I had to read Crime and Punishment (which is a huge book, by the way), Dante's Inferno, and some other classics. And it wasn't that I didn't like the books; Even Pride and Prejudice put me to sleep! It wasn't the story, it was the process. I wasn't fast enough to keep up with my mind, and the reading made me tired. I remember standing, trying to read the words out loud just to stay awake. Nothing worked.

Then one day out of the blue, I thought about Librivox.org. Listening to books had to be different, right? I could knit, wash dishes, go on a bike ride, etc.

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Crime and Punishment was one of the first audiobooks I listened to, and it was a life-saver. I could not sit down and read that book but I tore through the audiobook and loved it. I actually went back and listened to it again later because it was so good. In college, I listened to all my homework assignments; Bleak House, Emma, Canterbury Tales (hard to find), Dorian Gray, and some others. But listening to it made it come alive, and it kept me awake.

And I got my Christmas gifts done on time.

If you struggle with reading but you love stories, audiobooks are your life-saver.

So just because I'm convinced audiobooks will change your life, I'm going to help you out.

Head over to these two websites: Audible.com and Audiobooks.com. Both of them offer a free audiobook. Sign up through my links!

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