Watching my children grow in their love of books I found myself wondering about my own childhood and how I read books with two very busy parents. I know my grandmother helped me learn how to read over the summer before first grade but I also remember listening to audiobooks on cassette tape. If you don’t even know what a cassette tape is you’re going to make me feel very old. My little sister Lindsey even had books on records. We would listen to the books together and we always knew when to turn the page by a magic sound.
I started to freak out because I wanted to buy my children some books on tape, and you can’t find tapes anymore. So I realized that it’s either CD books or audiobooks in a digital download format. In our house we’ve become as digital as possible. My husband only downloads music now and we read digital downloads of books either on our e-readers or our phones so it makes sense for our children to have digital books as well.
Zoe loves to read books and she loves to use her new headphones and iPod Shuffle and I really want to get her some books. I was looking at AudioGo’s collection of audiobooks and I’m quite impressed. AudioGo is the home of BBC Audiobooks (formerly known as BBC Audiobooks America) and found that in the adults section there is a book read by David Tennent as it’s sort of a play/sort of a book combined and it sounds really interesting. Plus I love a great English accent. AudioGo has a very vast children’s audio book selection and each one can be ordered as a digital download or as a CD. The Price is very comparable to other sites offering children’s audiobooks. AudioGO publishes and distributes audiobooks to consumers on CD and MP3CD, and through online downloads. They feature contemporary bestsellers from the mystery, literary fiction, women’s fiction, thriller and narrative nonfiction genres, as well as radio dramas and original programming.
As I was looking at what Zoe would like the most I found quite a few from Hans Christian Anderson; Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, and The Brave Tin Soldier. I know she’s used to the Disney version but she would get a whole new view by reading these classics.
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