Audiobooks - a reading slump's best friend. It's how I keep my book count climbing when I can't bring myself to read at home. Shorty after I subscribed to Audible, I found Wheel of Time, and over the next year, listened to entire series this way Great way to keep myself entertained at work, on a long drive, or while doing a puzzle. -- Audio Speed --I'm currently sitting at 1.2 speed. I get that narrators slow down for dramatic effect and whatnot, but it takes too long. And this handy dandy thing (<---link) tells me that speed cuts 2 hours off an 11.5 hour book. I remember this one book I was reading (Thunderhead). I'd been listening at 1.2 or 1.25 when I decided I'd try normal speed. When I hit that button, it was like...umm. Okay you know when you pick up something you're expecting to be light as a feather except it's instead the weight of a small house? You know how you're already moving forward to make off with it but then it's heavy and your body just jerks to an awkward halt? Yea, that's what I did when I slowed the book down to normal speed. I thought he was speaking normally or even a little slowly at 1.25, but normal speed was like the sloth from Zootopia. -- Narrators --Anyone else get really attached to them? It's one thing to not want to start a new book because you're still living in the last one, but add to that "narrator withdrawal" It takes me about an hour or so into a book to get used to the new one, then by the end I don't want to start over.