Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Spotify — most of that was about music, of course but I also found out that you can listen to audiobooks there!
I only started one so far and kind of abandoned it but I have some saved and I decided to share so maybe it will be helpful for you guys!
Let’s start with the basics:
Spotify has the official account for all audiobooks and you can find it HERE.
They’re all categorised. There’s classics. Sci-fi and Fantasy. Romance. Etc. Etc.
Usually only the first part is in the playlist so you can go into the album and listen from there to make things easier to browse.
BUT IT’S STILL SO MUCH SCROLLING!!
And you don’t see the covers that way so it’s just a neverending list.
Another way to browse audiobooks — if you don’t want to search every book you know separately, that is — is to search for key words.
‘Audiobook’ is self-explanatory, of course. But I found out that searching for ‘unabridged’ gives you much nicer results.
See? ‘Audiobook’ has some songs, some audiobook samples and, you can’t see it but after that it’s mostly classics (which are cool and all but you could find those on Librivox since forever)
‘Unabridged’ gives you audiobooks ONLY and many of them are modern.
OK, but that’s STILL a lot of scrolling. I mean now we have the covers at least?
But there’s also a cool app called Spooks!
You can search for audiobooks there and even save it in your ‘Listen later’ list and it sends you off to Spotify when you play the audiobook. You can also save your favourites and already read books.
OK, that was the guide part but I also want to share my findings.
Maybe I’ll make a thing out of it because I don’t want to make this post too long and I have a few.
(ALSO! A word of advice: if you want to save the audiobooks you found for later don’t like the album! I repeat, DO NOT LIKE THE ALBUM!
It will place every track on the album in your liked songs. And some of those are split into over 300 part. Your liked songs will be A Mess and you’ll never find anything ever again.
Make a playlist instead and save the firsts tracks of each audiobook you want to save. Trust me.)
I’m sharing 10 audiobooks from my saved ones at random but they all look cool:
OK, that’s all audiobooks I have to share for now.
If this hits off I may make a second and maybe even third part because that’s not even half of what I’ve found but for now 10 is a good round number.
- Do you listen to audiobooks?
- Any recs?
- Did you know that you can listen to audiobooks on Spotify?
- Have you found any cool ones and care to share with the class?