19 April 2017

Audiobooks ~ Audible's 50% off Sale

Audible has their 50% off sale running again, and this is where I try to do some listening time stocking up.

I thought I'd share some of the items on our current wishlist that we may purchase, or already have.  (I don't use affiliate links; so this is not a promotion for payment post :) )

For those that may want to read our reviews of a few audible purchases you can find those here.
Different ~ Nathan , and, Sally Clarkson  autobiographical/ parenting/ inspirational  
it's more economical to purchase the whispersync kindle off amazon first, then purchase the audio

I keep encountering this on other readers lists.  One mom said I'd either really enjoy it; or really not ;-) 

At Bertram's Hotel ~ Agatha Christie   golden era/cosy mystery 
Preview Christie titles for Daisy?  She's keen to go through the unabridged editions.
(Returned. Content too mature for Daisy (15).  Mother abandons child for hedonistic life style, bigamous adultery, and patricide.  The dramatised version didn't seem to highlight those things as much.) 

4:50 From Paddington ~ Agatha Christie  golden era/cosy mystery
(Returned.  The graphic detailing of the murder put me right off - didn't help that I was listening to it late at night :-P )

The Riddle of the Sands ~ Erskine Childers mystery (pub 1903)
purchased $0.98 whispersync kindle first, meant the audiobook was $4.49

The Courts of the Morning (A Richard Hannay Mystery) ~ John Buchan
purchase $1.14 whispersync kindle first, then audiobook is $2.99)

Enemy Brothers ~ Constance Savery   children/historical fiction 
 Daisy and I decided we really do want to go thru this book - the audio on sale is cheaper for NZ-ers to purchase than a new printed book.

When My Name Was Keoko ~ Linda Sue Park   children/historical fiction 
the printed books are all - currently - American spelling. Go for audio option

kindle version currently not available... cheapest option this week is audible.  Be a good tie-in, belatedly, for us having read The Modest Proposal ~ Swift last year.

Just as I Am ~ Billy Graham  Autobiography

A Seaside Practice ~ Tom Smith    autobiographical

(purchase whispersync kindle first)

 I could only find printed books with American spelling, so we keep umm-ing and ahh-ing over using a credit for this.  The 'sale price' is not very attractive.  (Sat 22/04 update:  Found a 2nd hand printed, unabridged copy during a op shop book browse, English spelling :D)

(found on SarahElisabeth's blog)  Due to the narrator, I think I'll read the printed format with this one.

Death Around the Bend ~ T.E. Kinsey (pre-ordered at the sale price)

The titles beneath have been recommended on reading associates lists .... wondering if any of you have read these titles?  I always wonder if cosy reads, written by modern authors, for adults,  have "clean "  - not detailing gratuitous sensuality - adultery free, respect based straight romance:  many modern cosy mysteries we've encountered definitely do not.  (Comments welcomed)

Strangeways to Oldham ~  Andrea Frazer   cosy mystery

News of the World ~ Paulette Jiles American Historical Fict
Such a good book!!  The WTM moms recommended it.  Has 2 small cursing excerpts.  Child prostitution is one of the topics (not graphic or detailed).


reader19 said...

So glad you are sharing your list! I am panicking thinking I have to order some audibles NOW and I haven't had time to sort out what I want!! Eek!
BTW, my Indiana friend, Heather "L" wanted me to ask you what you guys are using/reading for church history. I shared your blog name for her to look at that, but is there anything else or a better answer? Come to think of it, I'd like to know the answer you'd share too!!
Thanks again for this audible post!! Sending a warm plate of fresh cinnamon buns and a cuppa tea your way, stay warm!

Chelle said...

I'll happily indulge in your tea party! Hope you managed to sort some items that you really did want to purchase during the sale....
With Church History, in a nutshell: We enjoyed Church History alongside World History during our years with Biblioplan (loved it). This year, however, we wanted to go into the study at a much deeper theological level; discussing key people, differences in doctrines along with varying beliefs/people/groups. This is definitely a highschool years (intense) study which lends itself to very interesting discussions. Dh is assisting by leading the 'study' side of it - I'm learning lots too :-) - and when he's not available we continue on using the various books and audios, as detailed in our booklist.
Hoped that help answer your question.
We're having a few days of autumnal sunshine and are trying to make the most of it.
In true W.P style..... TTFN ♥

Kendra said...

Did you end up purchasing New World? I've been eying it, but haven't committed yet. I ended up stocking up on a fair amount of other audio books, but it's always so hard to finish one story & move immediately into the next. ;)

Chelle said...

Hi Kendra,
we did purchase News of the World- I really enjoyed it. I added some post-read comments in the above post.
I'd be interested to see what you purchased in the sale :=D
You've gifted us with some good reads in the past (once again, thank you)
Hope the onset of spring is being enjoyed in your home too