The Emerald Talisman Audio Book Tour

Today, as part of the blog tour for the release of The Emerald Talisman audio book, Brenda Pandos is here to talk about the top five reasons why people should give the audio book a try. So without a further ado...

Top 5 Reasons Why People Should Give the Audio Book a Try

1. Audio books allow you to enjoy a book when it’s otherwise dangerous to read. It also frees up your eyes so you can do something else while you listen like housework, working out, painting, walking, driving, etc.
2. It will improve your listening skills.
3. You can still enjoy your book even when your eyes are tired.
4. You might be able to retain the content better aurally than visually.
5. It’s great entertainment.

Personally, I don’t listen to many audio books. My busy life as a stay-at-home mom with two boys doesn’t allow me the time to listen, but if I travel somewhere, I’ll pick up a book for the trip. The one place I do like to read is the gym, but I have a hard time working out on the treadmill or elliptical with a book in my hand. To solve that, I’ve been using the “read function” on my Kindle. It allows me to read along while I skim the page, but (Siri) the computer voice lady is flat and she’ll often read certain “unwords” funny.

I’ve just discovered Whispersync for voice. It’s a new function with Kindle Fire that reads the audio book and follows along with the Kindle copy so you’ll never lose your place. Getting both versions in a bundle is typically discounted cheaper than if you purchased only the audio book. When I read this way, I have a tendency to remember the content better (visual and audio together).

I think you should give The Emerald Talisman a chance because Mary’s voice is perfect for Julia. She starts her out shy and unsure, then grows as the challenges come along. Also, Mary does an excellent job with all the other characters in the story, giving a different flavor to each person. The scene at the fortune teller is epic. Just give it a try. You won’t be disappointed.
About The Emerald Talisman:
You can run from your destiny, but you can't hide.

If for no other reason than to help endure the hormonal rush of high school, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would trade her ability to feel her fellow students' emotions in a heartbeat, especially half the boys in class.

When the beguiling Nicholas uses his superhuman strength to rescue Julia from the edge of a cliff before she's devoured by a bloodthirsty stalker, Julia is suddenly thrust into an underground world where people and animals are often one and the same. Fellow high school students disappear and only Julia and Nicholas know the truth. While Nicholas, a vampire hunter, is out stopping the ever-growing coven, an old friend entices Julia to join him on the dark side and a psychic tells Julia she alone is the key to stopping the madness, problem is it'll require Nicholas' life.
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About Brenda:
Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband and two boys. She attempts to balance her busy life filled with writing, being a mother and wife, and spending time with friends and family. Working formerly as an I.T. Administrator, she never believed her imagination would be put to good use. After her son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder her life completely changed. Writing paranormal romance became something she could do at home while tending to the new needs of her family, household, and herself.

Three years later, Brenda now has five books published, The Talisman Trilogy: The Emerald Talisman, The Sapphire Talisman, and The Onyx Talisman, and Mer Tales: Everblue and Evergreen. She is currently working on the third book of Mer Tales, Everlost, coming February 2013.

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  1. I can see that there are COUNTLESS reasons to listen to audiobooks, but... I don't know, there's some reason why I'm not doing it. I'm afraid to, I guess. ONE OF THESE DAYS thought, I will ;)

    Great post!

  2. I love listening to audiobooks but I still prefer to hold a book in my hands. Tore923@aol.com


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