The Chosen ones: audio-books can change your life








There are many books out there for grabs, too many to list. Personally, I prefer audio-books since I spend much of my time driving from point A to point B. I can’t really explain the difference between reading a book and listen to an audio-book or whether one method is better than the other. It’s about whatever you prefer at the end.

I have an app that links to my local library where I borrow the audio-book for a period of time and instantly download it into my smart phone. It’s called Overdrive. Check it out!


For me, I like to listen and enjoy the narrator or performer telling me the story. There are some things that are enhanced  by listening than reading. The tone and pace of the story where I can really feel the emotions, the drama of what’s going on on the story and each one of its character’s personality.  The ability of the narrator to tell the story sparks my imagination, taking me away from the present and inside of the story.

 My favorite narrator-performer is non other than Sir Jim Dale, narrator of the Harry Potter series. He performs over 138 voices throughout the series. His talent is unique and impressive. You will have to listen to him to know what I am talking about. It is an instant, magical transportation to the Wizardly World. My top pick anytime I like to unplug from the “real” world.  He also does other performances for many authors. For a complete list, click here

But I like all kinds of genre. Fiction, non-fiction, biographies and self-help books are my favorite. From the fiction and non-fiction books, I like to listen to Robin Cook’s medical thrillers, John Grisham legal thrillers, the techno-thrillers of Michael Crichton.  Tom Clancy’s military and espionage series. Any military and special ops novel particularly biographies and stories based on real events. 

Self-help books are on the top of my list. Whenever I am on the road, I call it the rolling classroom, I make sure I have a selection of audio-books  to help me improve my life for the better. They are inspiring, motivating and call me to take action. You can’t go wrong with it. Audio-books can help you grow into a better person. I have a particular way to listen to self-help audio-books. A method that helps me to absorb the information in an effective and practical way, at least to me it is. More of this here.  

There are too many audio-books to list however. I have selected a few that have had a profound impact on my life. They have changed my life over the years to become the person I am today.

I couldn’t list them all but I encourage you to check them out. Go to your local library and get your library card. It is the first step to get access to a realm of information wealth and entertainment. You will not regret it and it is easier than reading a book. Not that reading a book is difficult but you’ll see what I’m talking about.

Go ahead, what are you waiting for?


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Sunrise and Sunsets: Lessons I’ve Learned in Life. Life lessons learned viewed through sunrise and sunsets I’ve taken over the years. Celebrating my 40’s

Sunrise and Sunsets: Lessons I’ve Learned in Life. Life lessons learned viewed through sunrise and sunsets I’ve taken over the years. Celebrating my 40’s