I recently subscribed to www.simplyaudiobooks.com and I thought I would write a quick review of what my experience was like. I’m the kind of person that likes to be productive. I also enjoy learning quite a bit. Lately though it’s been harder to find time to sit down with a book and read 200-400 pages of text. Especially after a long day of designing websites and staring at a computer screen. Enter Simply Audio Books.
Compatibility with Players
At first, I was skeptical. I’ve used NetFlix for a while and although the results and experience were great I had reservations about audiobooks. My main concern was that the media may not be able to play in my radio. Well, after testing the regular audio CD in nearly 12 different players ranging from car CD players to portable solutions, I found it to be extremely compatible with everything I threw at it. So far so good. These were normal, everyday CD’s as far as I could tell.
Packing, Shipping and Returning Audio Books
Next came my concerns about Simply Audio Book’s packaging and shipping time. My audio book took exactly 2 business days to arrive and the same packaging it arrives in can be easily flipped over to create a return package (ala NetFlix style). Plus it’s postage-prepaid so all I have to do is drop it in a mailbox and forget about it. The packaging is secure and small enough to fit into any average mailbox. Another great benefit since my mailbox isn’t exactly large.
Well, once I got over my concerns, the only thing left to speak about are the benefits. Frankly, there are many. For one, I’ve grown tired of listening to the same music over and over again. Stories help spark my imagination and they help me cope with the traffic in South Florida. The voices in most Simply Audio Book CD’s are very pleasant and easy to listen to.
Furthermore, a 20-40 minute hellish driving commute now becomes a pleasant learning experience. Yes, believe it or not SimplyAudioBooks.com carries titles in Business and Self awareness that can help many people tackle many business and life issues and become overall better individuals. My first 2 rentals, “Who Moved My Cheese” and “The Richest Man in Babylon” are both testament to this.
Then of course comes the savings factor. One book nowadays already costs nearly $20 shipped from Amazon. Plus you need to actually read it. I personally have many books lying around that have yet to progress past the halfway point. I’m sure there must be others like me, no? (gulp) Well for simply $19.95 a month you can rent out as many audio books as you like. You’re dispatched 2 audio books at a time. Once you return the 2 titles, you get the next 2 on your Bookshelf. “Bookshelf” you say?
SimplyAudioBooks.com sets up a great Bookshelf that you can use as a wishlist of sorts. Everything in the list is organized by number and is shipped out accordingly. The list is cusomizeable and you can cram as many books in there as you like. A big convenience if you don’t visit the site often or are simply too busy.
Amazing Selection of Titles
The winner for me was the selection. I was especially impressed with the fact they carried Anthony (Tony) Robbin’s “Personal Power II”, “Awaken the Giant Within”, “Giant Steps”, “Lessons in Mastery”, “Live with Passion” and “Unlimited Power”. All of these are abridged except for Personal Power II but it’s a whole lot better getting them from SimplyAudioBooks.com rather than paying $200+ for some of the titles. Another big author they carry is the Dalai Lama and Stephen Covey. As a matter of fact, Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” should be required reading in High School. They also carry his other popular titles listed below.
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families [uab]
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (Upd… [uab]
- First Things First
- Beyond The 7 Habits [uab]
- Focus: Achieving Your Highest Priorities [uab]
- Four Disciplines of Execution [abr]
- Living the 7 Habits [uab]
- The Power of the 7 Habits [uab]
- Principle Centered Leadership [uab]
- Passion For Life [abr]
These titles alone are reason enough to justify your subscription to SimplyAudioBooks.com. And with 2 weeks free to try it out, why not give it a try today. It may be the very best investment you’ve ever made in yourself. Please use the link below to sign up. I get a small commission and I would be ever thankful.