We are one month into summer vacation and I've already completed more books than I would have during a whole year. Why have I avoided audiobooks? They are awesome. I have been listening to books when I walk - trying to get 1 hour per day - and it has been great. My wife loves Audible and has purchased a few books. I was able to share her account and read some of the books she has read. I also have been using Overdrive, and listening to audiobooks from the library, for free!
Audible has an iOS App and works great on my iPhone. It also hooks up great using bluetooth in my car, so I can listen when driving around.
Because of the ease of use and access of these Apps, I've read some outstanding books. I would recommend them all to you. Most of them are reviewed by Franki on her blog, A Year of Reading.
The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage, by Brene Brown
David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal, by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, by Gary Keller
Every Day I Fight, by Stuart Scott
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, by Laura Hillenbrand
All of these books have been entertaining and enlightening. I would never have been able to read this many outstanding books during this time. I wish that I would have had this type of resource available to me during my time in school.