What. is. an. audiobook?
In my house, that is the question of the millenia! 😆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! 😅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. 😋
I usually do maths while listening to music, but yesterday, my mind suddenly decided that it was bored of music. 😶I wanted or rather needed the hustling and bustling background noise in school.🥺 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. 😩 Exhausting! Anyways, the best solution that I could come up with was an audiobook. (YEP! spoken like a true bookworm 😂) 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.😬
And voila!!! It was amazing! So much that I ended up doing maths for the entire day. 🤣 I really did it. It’s a really big deal. ( Maths to me is like Kreacher is to Harry Potter🤐). 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.
I FLIPPIN’ LOVED THIS BOOK!!! 🤩
AUTHOR: SALLY THORNE
PAGE COUNT: 384
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
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. 🤤
It’s been ages since a book has made me soo happy and really made me laugh out loud. 😊I mean it’s so often, at least for someone as sensitive as me, that books make me cry, 😅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.🥺
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.😂 I was seated in the backseat of my car, earphones plugged in, dreamy face😇 and totally in the world of Lucy and Josh😍, 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.🤣Hell, 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. 😒 [sighs]
Anyways, I loved the story and that is all that matters.😁
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 🤫. 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. 🤔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!!😖 (I know – W.E.I.R.D)
Have you read this book? Do you like audiobooks?
UNTIL NEXT TIME!