Did you know that 14.8 million audiobooks have been borrowed so far in 2013 from OverDrive users around the world? That’s over 60,000 per day which averages out to one audiobook being checked out roughly every two seconds!
Audiobooks are wonderful for readers who love to multitask. If you have a long commute through traffic you can pass the time by listening to your favorite titles. Stuck in spreadsheets or doing mindless work during an afternoon? Audiobooks can help with that too! Many people prefer audiobooks to music while they work out, cook meals or just as background noise throughout their day. Talented audiobook narrators can make a story come to life and provide a new way to enjoy a title.
Digital audiobooks have created a mobility that wasn’t previously possible when using audiobooks on CD. Gone are the days of carrying CD players or juggling 15 discs for a long story. If you have a mobile device, you can listen to audiobooks easily and on the go! With the recent edition of the variable speed playback to the iOS version of OverDrive Media Console, patrons are getting through titles even quicker now!
To celebrate the continued popularity of audiobooks, we have compiled the top 100 titles that users have enjoyed so far in 2013. From the Harry Potter series to Gone Girl, a wide variety of genres are represented. You can view the top 100 list by clicking on the image on the right. You can also find the complete list available in OverDrive Marketplace. This will enable you to quickly add the popular titles you don’t already have in your collection.
For help with creating this or any other cart, contact your Collection Development Specialist today. Happy listening!
Adam Sockel is a Marketing Communications Specialist with OverDrive.