Do you like listening to audiobooks? Then you need to know about BookBeat!
BookBeat is a digital streaming service that allows listeners to find and listen to great audiobooks right on their mobile. It’s basically the Netflix of the audiobook world! For £14.90 per month, you get access to thousands of audiobooks and there are no commitments – so you can cancel your account at any time.
I first discovered audiobooks when I was a child. I used to go to the local library and take out cassette tapes of the YA ‘Point Horror’ series (I’m showing my age now!). Cassettes died a death and I promptly forgot about audiobooks.
But recently, audiobooks have been enjoying a bit of a resurgence. I started listening to audiobooks again as a way to hear authors reading their autobiographies in their own voice, and quickly expanded into other genres too. I’ve been regularly listening to audiobooks for a good few years now. They’re a godsend when travelling, commuting or trying to get to sleep. The only downside is that they tend to be pretty expensive still.
Which is where BookBeat comes in!
I’m loving BookBeat; I particularly like being able to download books and listen to them offline which has been a godsend in Cambodia with its patchy internet access.
I also love that you can listen to as many books as you like all for the same flat fee. At the moment, I have a non-fiction on the go to keep up to date with interesting developments related to my work, a fiction book for when I want to relax, and another one that I listen to solely for getting to sleep – FYI I recommend books narrated by Dan Stevens for this, for some reason I find his voice delightfully soporific!
If you fancy giving BookBeat a go, click here for a special one-month free trial.
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