I love to read. As a child, I was the kid that went to bed with a flashlight and read under the covers until I got into trouble. I’ll never forget the time I read over 80 hours for the 600 minute reading club. True story. That said, I am finding that recently I have less and less leisure time for reading. I have a stack of books that I need to read that are my “good for me” books, and the stack of “just for fun” keeps getting pushed further and further down the to-do list. AudioBooks.com just came to my rescue, though.
While I don’t have the time to devote to sitting and reading a book for pure pleasure, I can easily listen to a book while I do other things. I am currently listening to I, Saul by Jerry B. Jenkins and James MacDonald.
This compelling international thriller transports you from present-day Texas to a dank Roman dungeon in A.D. 67, then down the dusty roads of ancient Israel, Asia, and back to Rome. The story of a young seminary professor, Augustine Knox, is drawn into a deadly race to save priceless parchments from antiquities thieves and discovers a two- thousand-year old connection with another who faced death for the sake of the truth. I, Saul consists of two riveting adventures in one, transporting you between the stories of Augustine Knox and Saul of Tarsus.
With 6 hours and 17 minutes of play time, I can get plenty done while enjoying this novel that has been on my “fun list” since before it was published!
I love that I can blog, use the elliptical, garden, or anything else I want while listening. At first, I found it annoying that the narrator doesn’t read as fast as I do, but then I realized that it was helping me to slow my mind down. Pretty cool, if you ask me.
I’ve made a list of a few of the other books I want to listen to, as well. Among them are The Ambition by Lee Strobel, Fearless by Eric Blehm, John’s Story: The Last Eyewitness (The Jesus Chronicles) by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, Monster by Frank Peretti, and Predator by Terri Blackstone.
Why not give Mom the gift of AudioBooks this year for Mother’s Day. Their gifting options are really reasonable, and super easy to redeem!
Have you ever used AudioBooks.com? What books would you recommend?