13 Quotes about Audiobooks

February 1, 2016

If you are an audiobook lover, you will probably relate to some of the quotes below. But before we get into them, I want to note that while I always try to link to the author of the quote, that does not mean that I endorse or support their work. I am just trying to credit my sources.

13 Quotes about Audiobooks

“When I’m in my car, I’m listening to books, audio books, always.” ~ George F. Will

“Someone needs to buy a radio station, then play nothing but audio books, with a different genre of book played at set times. That way we can always have something new to read, no matter where we are.” ~ Shana Chartier

“CUSTOMER: I’d like to buy this audiobook.
BOOKSELLER: Great.
CUSTOMER: Only, I don’t really like this narrator.
BOOKSELLER: Oh.
CUSTOMER: Do you have a selection of narrators to choose from? Ideally, I’d like Benedict Cumberbatch”
— Jen Campbell, More Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops

“Lovers of audio books learn to live with compromise.” ~ David Sedaris

“I’m kind of old-school and love nothing more than sitting, opening a book, and reading it. But I also love listening to audio books.” ~ Nick Cave

“I love audio books, and when I paint I’m always listening to a book. I find that my imagination really takes flight in the painting process when I’m listening to audio books.” ~ Thomas Kinkade

“Yes, I have over the years done a lot of the audio books, which are just plain reading.” ~ Robert Rankin

“Narrators can make or break your audiobook experience.” ~ Anonymous

“I guess my guilty pleasure would be listening to the British audio versions of the ‘Harry Potter’ books.” ~ David Sedaris

“Whether I’m on the road or at home, I get a great deal done on elliptical machines. I use my iPad to conquer my email inbox, listen to audio books, use my Voxer Walkie Talkie app, and read through documents.” ~ Amy Jo Martin

“I’ve never listened to an audiobook before, and I have to say it’s a totally different experience. When you read a book, the story definitely takes place in your head. When you listen, it seems to happen in a little cloud all around it, like a fuzzy knit cap pulled down over your eyes” ~ Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

“Audiobooks speak for themselves.” ~ Paul Acampora, I Kill the Mockingbird

“…sit back. Relax. Kick off your shoes, put up your feet, and get your ear buds in. It’s audiobook time!” ~ David Radtke

Do you have a favorite quote about audiobooks? 

Share it in the comments or let us know which of the above was your favorite!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Lynden Blossom February 1, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Interesting article! As an Audiobook Narrator, I was intrigued by the title in your FB post and just now read this. My favorite of these would be: “Narrators can make or break your audiobook experience.” ~ Anonymous – I endeavor to ‘make’ the Audiobook experience a good one for the listeners of my projects. 8-]

  • Reply MetaStreaming July 24, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Thank You for your beautiful Post . i borrowed this comment from your post “…sit back. Relax. Kick off your shoes, put up your feet, and get your ear buds in. It’s audiobook time!” ~ David Radtke
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