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Listening to an Audiobook for THE FIRST TIME || The Hating Game by Sally Thorne๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ“š

What. is. an. audiobook?

In my house, that is the question of the millenia! ๐Ÿ˜†My mom doesn’t understand why on earth I would listen to a person read a book, when I can very well read it myself. I mean I thought it was weird too. And to be honest, audiobooks were never really my thing. It was either I felt that it was too monotonous, or I couldn’t keep up, or I just didn’t understand! ๐Ÿ˜…So, I didn’t exactly HATE them….I was just apathetic towards them.

Until yesterday. Which also happens to be the day I crossed the threshold of insanity in the real world, in the eyes of “normal people”. This was actually a very spontaneous decision. Reading this particular book – “The Hating Game” and listening to the audiobook. In fact, the situation leading upto the decision is soo interesting that I woud like to share it. ๐Ÿ˜‹

I usually do maths while listening to music, but yesterday, my mind suddenly decided that it was bored of music. ๐Ÿ˜ถI wanted or rather needed the hustling and bustling background noise in school.๐Ÿฅบ I was feeling schoolsick. Is that a thing? Corona is really taking a loong time to go back to whichever shitty hole it crawled out of. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Exhausting! Anyways, the best solution that I could come up with was an audiobook. (YEP! spoken like a true bookworm ๐Ÿ˜‚) So, I googled free online audiobooks “contemporary romance”, because they are easy to read and I wouldn’t have to worry about world -building, keeping up with intense plots and complex charaters. Plus, I had to be able to concentrate on maths.๐Ÿ˜ฌ

And voila!!! It was amazing! So much that I ended up doing maths for the entire day. ๐Ÿคฃ I really did it. It’s a really big deal. ( Maths to me is like Kreacher is to Harry Potter๐Ÿค). This book was definitely not on my TBR and I definitely didn’t really expect to follow the story, I just wanted some buzzing noise…..but I had be lying if I said I didn’t love it.






Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Synopsis: Goodreads.

First of all the narrator (Katie Schorr) was awesome! She literally made the story come alive!! It reminded me why I loved contemporary romance so much! I really don’t want to review this book because sometimes you just want to let it all go, and enjoy the book and the story. ๐Ÿคค

It’s been ages since a book has made me soo happy and really made me laugh out loud. ๐Ÿ˜ŠI mean it’s so often, at least for someone as sensitive as me, that books make me cry, ๐Ÿ˜…but I don’t usually end up laughing like a crazy person. This book lifted my spirits soo much…that I …that I….I was very thankful to have found it.๐Ÿฅบ

Also, I must add, why I crossed the threshold of insanity.

Reading this audiobook, was the best and the most mortifying experince of my life.๐Ÿ˜‚ I was seated in the backseat of my car, earphones plugged in, dreamy face๐Ÿ˜‡ and totally in the world of Lucy and Josh๐Ÿ˜, when suddenly the world comes into focus and I swear….I swear…the passengers in the passing cars, thought I was crazy and gave me weird stares.๐ŸคฃHell, my own father said that I look like a lunatic. And all because they don’t know it’s an audiobook. I think it’s highly underrated. ๐Ÿ˜’ [sighs]

Anyways, I loved the story and that is all that matters.๐Ÿ˜ The rest of the world can go to hell.

This book was everything. Funny, witty, sweet, stinking cute and romantic of course. I might be biased though – enemies to lovers trope is my weakness ๐Ÿคซ. Few things were kinda cliched and expected but I loved it nonetheless. (The best part was that – the both of them work in publishing!!!)

Oh..one massive downside is that…I think I am now addicted to audiobooks? I might be. ๐Ÿค”There is a HUGE possibilty. I really don’t know whether it was the narrator or the author, who made me LIKE/ SUDDENLY LOVE audiobook. (If love at fourth hearing is a possibility.) I love both of them!

And I do realize how many emojis I have ended up using, but that is EXACTLY how I felt. A blissfully happy! I don’t know if this ever happens with you, but I am terribly jealous of the characters right now. I wish I could be a part of that story!!๐Ÿ˜– (I know – W.E.I.R.D)

Have you read this book? Do you like audiobooks?


62 thoughts on “Listening to an Audiobook for THE FIRST TIME || The Hating Game by Sally Thorne๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ“š

  1. Woah – glad to hear of your extremely positive experience with your first audiobook! I have been on the edge about giving it a try. I love physical books a lot and took time to accept the Kindle way of living. But now I love my Kindle! So I should probably give audibles a try too.

    Adding this book to my extremely long TBR list.

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  2. Congratulations on listening to your first audiobook ๐Ÿ˜€ The only audiobook that I have listened to is the new version of The Hobbit narrated by Andy Serkis.
    I love the sound of this book so I will definitely be adding it to my TBR!

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  3. Omg, I can’t tell u how happy this made post me ๐Ÿ˜‚.
    Like u did Maths for the WHOLE FREAKING DAY!!!!!!!??
    And I’m so glad you enjoyed the audiobook, they r indeed awesome ๐Ÿคฉ

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  4. I’m glad you asked ๐Ÿ˜€
    You should try a series of unfortunate events narrated by Tim curry
    Orrrr my personal fav narrator is Neil Gaiman himself ๐Ÿ˜. His voice, believe me, is magicallllll. Try Norse mythology by him.
    As for light ones, I heard geekerella as the audiobook this week (narrated by Eileen Stevens)
    ๐Ÿ˜‚ there r so many more ….

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  5. Oh my god!!! Now rest assured that if I am successful in finding these for free online …then I am spending the rest of my week with earphones GLUED to my ears๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ. I would really like to try a series of unfortunate events….and also, be prepared to be annoyed by me… because I will keep coming back for recs๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

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  6. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.well yeah, sure do that!
    I listen mine on an app named Storytel, my sister has the subscription so in a weird kind of a sense, I get them for free ๐Ÿ˜‚.
    Also, I do think asoue is available on YouTube, if yeah, u can listen from there.
    And sure, I have no.problem on recommending books ๐Ÿ˜‚, believe me, NOTHING makes a bookworm more happy

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  7. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ please don’t be ๐Ÿ˜‚
    My sister takes advantage of that uk, when she’s angry at me she changes the password of the app so I can’t use it ๐Ÿ˜‘.
    I can’t tell u how HARD it is to pass life without the app ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  8. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃoh I can totally relate. The same thing happens in my house with Netflix lol. But it doesn’t bother me THAT much because I don’t watch a lot of movies and tv shows but…yeah. it is annoying ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  9. so every time i try to read an audiobook, i get bored or distracted, and i just haven’t tried them out in so long, but knowing that you loved one, makes me want to try again soon!! the hating game is a book that i’m super excited to read, and the fact that you loved it makes me want to read it more!!!! lovely review, ashmita! ๐Ÿ’—โค

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  10. Thank you soo muchโค๏ธ the same thing happens to me…I can totally relate. But this time it somehow worked out. This isn’t really a review…more if a rambling ๐Ÿ˜‚. I really hope you like the book. It’s soo sweet!! And I hope audiobooks work out for youโค๏ธ

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  11. I’ve never listened to an audiobook, so it’s quite fun to hear about your first experience with one! I’ glad it was so positive, and I must say that the image of you dreaming away in your car made me laugh quite a bit, hehe! โค

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  12. Ahhh thanks so much for sharing your experience with audiobooks – it was equal parts hilarious and so encouraging!! I also recently picked up an audiobook for the first time and am enjoying the flexibility! Also, Iโ€™m so glad you loved The Hating Game, Iโ€™ll add it to my tbr!

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  13. Iโ€™m SO HAPPY that you loved it!! Itโ€™s one of my favorite romances ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Iโ€™ve never listened to an audiobook but youโ€™ve really intrigued me now ๐Ÿค” I might consider listening to this one and see how it goes ๐Ÿ˜„

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  14. I used to absolutely ADORE audiobooks! I had a subscription and it was heaven, listened almost everyday, but a few months ago I had to stop my subscription. This post made me laugh a lot though (“love at first hearing” I’m dead) and I’m considering picking up this book hehe!

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  15. ๐Ÿ˜‚I am soo glad that you enjoyed it!! And I hope you love it!! I don’t have any audiobook subscription. You could try audiobookbay.net. it’s an online portal where you can download audiobooks for free.๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

    I hope you like the hating game! I simply adored it๐Ÿฅฐ

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  16. I read The Hating Game a few years ago and loved it too! My favorite thing about book rom-coms are the humor and this one was definitely funny. And I’m so glad you’ve found audiobooks to your like. I’ve tried listening to one and your right, it is definitely easier to listen to contemporary romance when multitasking but you must be an incredibly good multitasker to listen to the story and complete your maths homework!

    Also I just came upon your blog and it is really pretty! Did you draw your graphics? They are really pretty!

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  17. I love rom coms for the exact same reasons!!๐Ÿ™Œ I don’t know ๐Ÿ˜…..it just happened. I didn’t even expect to understand…but yeah it turned out well and now I am addicted ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜….

    Thank you soo much! And gosh no!! I didn’t draw them..not exactly. I made them using the tools in Canva. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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