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All About Audiobooks - part 1

Duration: 1 year

Rules:
- pick an option:
Option 1 - Freestyle
- You may read as many books as you want for each audio book type.

Option 2 - Want-It-All
- You must read at least one book in each category.

Option 3 - Spell-It-Out
- Select a audio related word of your choice, and then spell out the word(s) using the first letter in the book’s title, the first letter in the author’s first or last name, or the first letter of a character’s first, last, or nick-name. Or try something different: use only the narrator’s name (first or last). As always, if the first letter of a title starts with ‘A’, ‘An’, ‘The’, etc., you may use the first letter of the second word in the title to spell out your chosen word.


Categories
◈ Female Narrator
An audiobook with one female narrator.

◈ Male Narrator

An audiobook with one male narrator.

◈ Duets

An audiobook with one female and one male narrator.

◈ Full Cast

An unabridged audiobook with several narrators; there is a narrator per character (e.g. American Gods by Neal Gaiman). To find these, you can search most sites by the term “Full Cast.”

◈ Dramatizations

An abridged audiobook with background music/noises like the “old school” radio plays (e.g. BBC Radio Drama Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett). Also known as “Performance” audios, if you’re doing a search.

◈ Celebrity Narrator

Category name says it all: Somebody famous narrates. Examples: James Marsters reading Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series or Anne Hathaway reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. BTW, when searching, audible.com is calling this their “A-List Collection.”

◈ New-to-Me Narrator

A narrator that you haven’t heard before.

◈ Favourite Narrator

A narrator that you have heard and loved before and would recommend to others.

◈ Volunteer Narrator

A narrator that is not professional, but volunteers to read books. (Such as those used on librivox.org)

◈ Less Than 3 Hours

An audiobook that you can read in one day!

◈ Between 3 - 5 Hours

An audiobook that falls in this range.

◈ More Than 5 Hours to 9.9 Hours

An audiobook that is over 5 hours in length.

◈ 10 Hours to 14.9 Hours

An audiobook that is a CHUNKSTER! ;) More than 10 hours in length, but less than 15.

◈ 15 Hours to 19.9 Hours

An audiobook that is a Colossal Chunkster! More than 15 hours in length, less than 20.

◈ 20 Hours to 24.9 Hours

An audiobook that is a Super Colossal Chunkster! More than 20 hours in length, less than 25.

◈ 25 Hours to 29.9 Hours

An audiobook that is a Super-Duper Colossal Chunkster! More than 25 hours in length, less than 30.

◈ 30 Hours to 34.9 Hours

An audiobook that is a Monstrous Chunkster! More than 30 hours in length, less than 35.

◈ 35 Hours to 39.9 Hours

An epic, indeed! More than 35 hours in length, less than 40.

◈ 40 Hours and Beyond – or a Trilogy!

Beyond epic, indeed! Time to implant ear buds in your head. Forty hours or more! For this one we will also allow a trilogy that qualifies in length, or three books anywhere within a series, if you “read” all of it/them via audio.

◈ In-Sync Multimedia

Use an audible sync option to read-along! Such as the new read-along with your Kindle option by audible.com called Whispersync, which remembers your last stopping point in either device. However, you may read a book using any two media choices your desire, as long as one of them is via audio.

◈ Digital Downloads Freebies

Keep it legal! Public libraries using OverDrive Media Console, or Bolinda Audio (BorrowBox), or OneClickDigital downloads. There are also free sites like:
librivox.org
Project Gutenberg Audio Books Project
audiobooksync.com - scheduled release dates
...Audiobooksync has free audiobooks over the Northern Hemisphere’s summer.

◈ Doing it “Old School”

Use audiobook CDs, or cassette, or even LPs or 8-Track-Tapes, if you have them! Don’t have the right equipment? Oftentimes your public library will have these devices to loan.

◈ Planes, Trains, or Automobiles with an Audiobook

Go on a road trip, holiday, or just listen during your daily commute to work while “reading” in your car or public transportation!

◈ Multitasking! Listening on My Portable Music Player (PMP) Audiobook

Put on those headphones, get cleaning, gardening, grocery shopping, power-walking, even knitting while “reading” a book! Use your Smartphone, MP3, Walkman, portable CD player, iPod, episodic podcast, whatever! Just make Oprah proud.

◈ Audie Award Nominees and Winners

You be the judge. Try an audiobook that has been nominated or won an Audie – any category counts – and lists may be found at audiopub.org (look to the right of the screen for past years).

◈ Recommended by Others

Audiobooks recommended by your friends or other NBRC members.

◈ BOM via Audiobook

Read a NBRC Book of the Month via audio.

◈ “Buddy Read” via Audiobook

Read a “Buddy Read” book via audio and/or listen to your book with another person.

◈ Classic Read

Have you always wanted to broaden your reading horizons and get to that classic everyone seems to talk about? Try it via audio.

◈ Re-Read a Favourite

Old or new, choose a book you’ve read and loved - and see if you could possibly love it even more via audio. (Note: The right narrator is even more crucial here!)


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Summer: Beach Blanket Bingo


Duration
June 21st-September 21st

How to Play
Read a row across, down, or diagonally to get B.I.N.G.O.
You can try Anything Goes - and see if you get a B.I.N.G.O. from anything you can match. Sort of a make your own B.I.N.G.O. by seeing if you get five in a row by choosing the summer items from the three different cards, without moving them around.
There is also blackout option - read all tasks on the card.


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Card 1



Across, from Left to Right
Sunglasses: Read a book with sunglasses on the cover. Or read a book about a bodyguard.
Umbrella: Read a book with an umbrella or parasol on the cover.
Blanket: Read a book with a blanket on the cover. Or with a title that starts with one of the letters from the word "blanket."
Beach: Read a book with a beach picture on the cover. Or book with beach related object on cover.
Life Preserver: Read a book with a life preserver on the cover, is either orange or white, or is so light weight it might float.
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Boat/Ship: Read a book with a boat or ship on the cover. (Or any part of a ship is showing, such as a guardrail.)
Beach Bag: Read a book that you might tuck into your beach bag for a great summer read.
Visor Hat: Read a book with a visor or hat on the cover.
Seashell: Read a book with a seashell on the cover. Or has a close up of an ear.
Passport: Read a book set somewhere you would need a passport to visit.
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Waves: Read a controversial book, or one making waves. Or shows waves on the cover.
Ice Cream: Read a book showing ice cream on the cover.
Free Space: Reader's Choice.
Cocktails: Read a book with a cocktail on the cover.
Sand Castles: Read a book with a castle on the cover, sand or otherwise.
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Blockbuster: Read a summer blockbuster.
Swimming: Read a book where the main character is a smimmer, or there is someone swimming or floating on a raft on the cover.
Lifeguard: Read a book about a lifeguard, or the cover model is certainly built like one.
Sunburn: Read a book with a predominantly pink or red color cover.
Beach Towel: Read a book that shows a beach towel on the cover, or is bright & multicolored like more beach towels.
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Tan: Read a book showing someone with a great tan, or with a predominantly tan color cover.
Cricket: Read a book where someone plays cricket.
Volleyball: Read a book where someone plays volleyball, or there is quick-witted bantering back and forth.
Seaweed: Read a book that is predominantly dark green, shows weeds on the cover, or has a tangled plot.
Mermaids: Read a book about a mermaid, or is about a singer.


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