I frequently visit the Google Play Store to see the movies and books that are on sale and also because occasionally they offer coupons or special discounts to be applied in some book purchases or movie rents.
Today I found out that now they are selling Audiobooks (competing with Audible from Amazon and Apple iBooks among other retailers) and you can buy them and listen to them using the Google Play Books App (I have it installed in my iPads Pro and my iPhone).
Best part about this is that they are offering special prices in some Audiobooks like After the Game by Abbi Glines, The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman and others.
Google is also offering a 50% discount on the first audiobook a customer purchase and who knows how long is it going to last. To get it you first have to enter and click in the offer on the Google Play Store so it can be applied to your account and after that you can choose the audiobook you want, is important you make sure the discount is applied at the moment of the check out.
I spent a long time looking at the available audiobooks and at the end I bought “The Cruel Prince” by Holly Black. Many people recommends Holly Black’s book and I really wanted to read it this year, after listening a sample I loved the narrator, so now “The Cruel Prince is in my Google library 🙂 .
Do you enjoy audiobooks? What are your favorites audiobooks? What audiobooks are you looking forward to listen this year?
“Just because sandcastles are temporary, it never stopped me from making them as beautiful as possible.”
– A Shade of Blood by Bella Forrest
I posted my review of the Kindle edition of A Shade Of Blood in 2013 in this Blog but it wasn’t until years later that I bought the audiobook and it was this week when I finally started listening to it (using my Amazon Echo Dot while I was doing things around my apartment).
It was nice to go back to the story of Derek and Sofia and I’m planning on resume reading the A Shade of Vampire Series.
It was enjoyable listening to this Audiobook and I especially liked the chapters narrated by males, my favorites being the ones in Derek’s POV.
The choice in narrator for Derek Novak was spot on and it made me look for more books narrated by him (I truly loved his taking on the character and his voice, and I think he makes a perfect Derek). Searching in Audible I found out his name is Zachary Webber, and he’s also Christian Grey in the Audiobook version of Grey and Darker (Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian) and a narrator in Maybe Someday and November 9 by Colleen Hoover, among other books (I have these other four Audiobooks in my Audible library and I plan on listening to them this year).
If you like Fantasy, YA and Paranormal Romance books the A Shade of Vampire series is a good option for you to explore.
“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll find out. If it’s not, throw it out of the window.”
― William Faulkner
William Faulkner is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th Century and some of his works has earned him important Literature prizes.
During a visit to the Corner BookShop that’s inside the Bellevue Library, I found a Hardcover edition of Light in August (a used book, but in good condition). I have to admit that the only thing I knew about Faulkner was that he is an important author in American Literature, but there was something about this book… I quickly searched the book in the Goodreads App to read the synopsis and rating, but it was after hold the book in my hands that I knew I had to buy it.
Today I listened Faulkner in 5 minutes (I got it for free in Audible.com), is short and, between others things, provides a quick exploration of the elements that Faulkner use in his works, also mentions the names of some Authors that were influenced by him.
I enjoyed listening to this short Audiobook and I recommend it, specially to people that, like me, is not familiar with Faulkner and wants to learn a bit about him and his work.