Creating is a mostly solitary occupation. For me it’s lots of quality time spent with my sewing machine, ironing and cutting boards. While I enjoy the silence when I am thinking through a pattern layout or a tricky bit; background noise is usually welcome. Maybe it comes from my Mother reading us stories after lunch and in the evenings as kids, or maybe it is just my love of a good story but I enjoy audio books.
Here’s a few of my favorite places to listen on the web!
B. J. Harrison has a lovely clear deep voice and reads very well. You can subscribe to his Itunes channel or buy some of his very affordable audio books. He has been on several car trips with the family and his podcast is listened to regularly. Need more reasons to love him:
- He started Classic Tales and is trying to make a go of it just like I am. Hurrah for small business.
- It’s classic literature, which I happen to love. He has recorded some of my favorites, like “The Scarlet Pimpernell” and “The Phantom of the Opera” He also has titles I haven’t heard and I feel I am improving my mind as I work. He introduced me to Jeeves as well!
It’s chock full of books in the public domain and read for free by people just like you and me. While the quality is not as good as professionally read books they are free and read by someone who loves the story. I’ve spent many hours there listening to the Father Brown mysteries and other tales.
I confess it is a website geared for children, but who doesn’t love a good fairy tale? Especially when it’s read in a perky british accent. I listen to these online so they take more clicking and are much shorter than the other two sites but I enjoy the lightheartedness. They have great quality and download options too. I liked their original Awaking Beauty series. If you are a crafting mom maybe you can steal some time by inviting your kids to listen while you work!
So what do you listen to while you work? Music? Movies? Audio Books? If you find anything great on the sites I mentioned please let me know! I’m always ready to hear a good story!