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June 16, 2011

If you’re interested in theology, philosophy, psychology, and science, there is a lot on offer via audiobooks. I find it difficult to justify just sitting down to read—it feels so unproductive when there’s a kitchen to clean or clothes to be washed. But I can listen to audiobooks while doing chores or running errands.

If you’ll be listening to a lot of audiobooks, Audible’s best plan is their platinum annual membership, which comes to $9.56 per audiobook. Plus they’ll occasionally offer a free book for this or that promotion. Unfortunately, some books that you might want to read aren’t available, such as Daniel Dennett’s Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon, or Carl Sagan’s The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark.

One tip on listening: iPods and iPhones, and maybe other MP3 players, give you an option to listen to audiobooks at 2x speed, which I found doesn’t lessen my comprehension at all and lets me get through more books in less time.

I’ve created a ‘Reading list‘ tab up top linking to a list of audiobooks available from audible.com that I’ve either listened to or that I intend to listen to soon. If you have a recommendation that you don’t see there, leave a comment with the title and I may add it to the list.

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