A Listening Experience

A Review of Audible, Wizards, Detectives and Dragons

By Sam S aged 12

So here I am writing a review on the audible app – not a book, an app. I got here by trying to write a review on the second Wizards of Once book, Twice Magic, but I listened to it on audible and kept falling asleep. It is annoying.

Twice Magic carried on from the Wizards of Once, now the world is in peril, can the wizard and warrior meet up to save it?

I keep falling asleep before the end of the book, so here I am writing a review on audible, the audio book app I use.

The great thing about audible is you can listen to your favourite books anywhere. On the train, on a plane, driving to work (not by me because 12 year olds don’t drive). The point is, it’s flexible.

Next there are thousands of books on audible, you can buy them individually, but it is cheaper if you have a monthly subscription. Every month you can choose a free book, which is soo cool.

This moth I chose The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fford. It is about a woman detective trying to make sure the people in fiction books behave themselves. It was very funny and very good, but it took me a week to finish.

I listen when I’m trying to go to sleep, and I fall asleep about a quarter of the way through, so I always have to find where I left off. It does not stop me from listening though.

The let down is that sometimes a book you want to listen to will not be read by someone you like the sound of. For me that was The Scorch Trials. This is one of my favourite books, but I didn’t like the mans voice. It was too scratchy, like nails on a blackboard, and he sounded like a robot. So I could not listen to it.

My favourite narrator is David Tennant. He does the Wizard of Once and The How to Train our Dragon books. I also liked Stephen Fry narrating Sherlock Holmes the Definitive collection.

I think that if you like books but don’t have enough time to read them, or don’t like reading, this is a great compromise. So I suggest trying it. If you like it you can subscribe, if you don’t you have given it a go and can go back to reading books.

P.S this was not sponsored by audible.