I’m falling short on the amount of books that I wanted to read this year. To change that I decided to look into audio books. I figured that would be another good use of the 80 minutes I spend commuting each day.
There are lots of places online where you can buy audio books but my wife and I are working to get out of debt so that really wasn’t an option. I decided to ask our local librarian if our library had audio books that could be checked out online.
It did. Awesome! A free hook up for audio books! Our librarian emailed me my patron number and a getting started guide.
I downloaded the OverDrive app from the Google Play Store to my Android phone since I wanted to be able to listen on the go. That done, I set up an account and added our library’s details into the app.
That was it. In a matter of minutes I was set up and looking for audio books that interested me. There were plenty. A few minutes later Heaven Is For Real was downloaded and on my phone ready to listen to. I added myself to the waiting list on several other books I wanted to listen to.
You can even use the app to check out eBooks. What a convenient way to have access to free books. You don’t have to worry about late fees either. When your time is up on a book it removes itself from your device.
If you want to learn more on how to get OverDrive working on your computer, phone, or tablet click here.
Do you enjoy audio books? What’s the best one you’ve listened to?