1/11/17 – Library & Free Audiobooks

I love to read. It’s one of my favorite hobbies. I usually read 20-30 books a year. Recently, a friend pointed out that our local library allows you to listen to Audiobooks using an app on your phone.

I hadn’t used my library card in almost a decade, so I had to get a new one. It proved to be super easy. I just walked into a local branch on my lunch break and had a new card in my hands in about 5 minutes.

With my new library card I downloaded the Hoopla app to my phone and started browsing for books.

The first book I decided to listen to was Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. I’ve read tons of business and inspirational books before, but somehow missed this one along the way.

Using the audiobook, I’m able to listen to the book while I’m getting ready in the morning, on my way to and from work, while I’m doing household chores, and on my lunch break. In other words, learning something during times when I might otherwise be listening to music or worse the TV.

In the past, I’ve used Audible.com which is a great service, but why pay for something if you can get it for free.

Using the audiobook format, I can easily put away a 400-500 page book in about a week. You’d be amazed at how much you can learn and, more importantly, how much your perspective can be changed listening to Audiobooks while you’re doing things around the house or driving.

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