Audio books are all the rage these days.
Or, maybe they’ve been popular for a while, but some of us are just now jumping on the bandwagon. And we’ve picked a really good time to start listening, because the Kindle Fire and smartphones are revolutionizing how we read.
3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Audio Book Reading
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The fancy developers at Amazon have devised a way to sync audio books with digital reading.
Meaning, you can be busy reading on your Kindle (or FREE Kindle Reading App), and suddenly be suddenly called away on a very important hour-long drive. But you don’t want to give up reading! No way, José!
Welp, friends. Just plug in your headphone jack and listen to your highly-engrossing book from where you left off.
I know, RIGHT?!?
Choose to Listen or Read
“With Whispersync for Voice you can switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle book and listening to the audiobook companion. Whispersync creates a virtual bookmark, so your Fire tablet picks up right where you left off listening. You don’t have to do a thing—it’s automatic.”
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Are you an auditory learner? Or do you have a child who is new reader?
Or, you know, when the kid wants you to read a book aloud to her eleventeen times in a row?
Allow the professional reader to read it aloud to you while following along!
With Immersion Reading, Fire tablets can synchronize Kindle text with companion Audible audiobooks with real-time highlighting to create a more immersive reading experience.
Cheap Audio Books
I know what you’re thinking. “Angie, audio books can be ‘spensive, grrl!”
And I’m telling you, they don’t have to be.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now allow you to buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less.
Find out which of your already-purchased books are eligible for Kindle MatchBook here.
And if you’re looking for a new read, see which are available MatchBooks here.
Now, go forth and listen!