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Give Audiobooks A Shot to Help Pass the Time

Library Column by Rachelle Marshall, Whitman County Library Assistant, Weekly Booklist columnist for Moscow Pullman Daily News, read the full article here

A while back my husband and I were traveling to California and as we started our trip, I started a new book, “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman.

In my own little world, earbuds in place I couldn’t control my giggles and gasps. My husband repeatedly ask, “What?”

Fed up, I finally said, “Either we are going to listen together or you’re going to let me do so in peace.”

He chose the former and that began one of the best road trips of our marriage with a lot a laughing, a little crying and what turned out to be a great book.  

Which brings me to my point, my love of audiobooks.  Most of us started our childhoods being read to and loving every second of it.

Now that we are grown, should that pleasure no longer be enjoyed?

If you don’t enjoy reading books or you like to read but have never tried an audiobook here are my reasons why you should give them a try: multitasking, happy commute, quick reading, narrator accents, tune out, chillax, and more!

Your library offers you many ways to score a great audiobook. You can download the “Libby app,” to access thousands of titles, visit the website for links to free eBook collections or request books on CD that can be mailed to you if you live in the Whitman County Library District.

If you don’t know your library card number you can email us at and we can email your library card number to you.  Stay healthy and happy listening. 

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