Friday, September 30, 2011

In the Future . . .

Do you ever wonder about your future?  What is the world going to be like in a few centuries – or even in a few years?  While none of us know exactly what is going to happen, and when, many of us have made guesses.  Star Trek made an excellent guess when it exhibited the “pre-cellphone,” although we are still working on the lightsabers used in Star Wars. 
Ambling Books provides a “killer” array of Sci-Fi audiobooks.  Join the excitement by listening to Star Trek itself, or George Orwell’s class classic “Animal Farm.”
On a more realistic side - one excellent choice is #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Lewis’ “Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World.”   Enjoy a different-world-reality, or in-your-face-realism on your phone or computer!     

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rain, Rain, Any Day

It’s raining; the weather is going the whole two bits with lighting flashing in the sky and thunder booming.  Scholars say that weather like this will make you depressed, but I can’t stop laughing.

I’m listening to one of Ambling Book’s audiobooks right now.  The tale of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain continues:

She told me all about the bad place, and I said I wished I was there. She got mad then, but I didn't mean no harm.  All I wanted was to go somewheres; all I wanted was a change, I warn't particular.  She said it was wicked to say what I said; said she wouldn't say it for the whole world; she was going to live so as to go to the good place.  Well, I couldn't see no advantage in going where she was going, so I made up my mind I wouldn't try for it.  But I never said so, because it would only make trouble, and wouldn't do no good.

Spend an enjoyable night sitting around the living room with friends and family listening to a good book, or chuckling to yourself as you commute to work. provides hundreds of delightful comedies, ranging from Eleanor H. Porter’s novel “Pollyanna” to Chris Ewan’s delightful tale “The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam.”  A good audiobook will make the difference between a drab early morning and a day that starts off good and just keeps getting better!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Lost in a Good Book

Jimmy bounces up and down on the big blue sofa, making it squeal.  He stares forwards, his eyes fixed on a small black rectangle sitting in an i-box.  Roger stands next to him, lifting his hand up every few seconds to wave it in his brother’s direction, “stop jumping all over the place, I can’t hear.” 
As the story flows out of the i-pod both boys finally stop moving, both frozen in place – their minds lost in a different world.  After a few minutes they both shift, looking around as though just coming out of a trance.  The climax of the story is over, the hero and heroine are safe, and the boys are just now wondering why they were staring so fixedly at the i-pod. 
Such is the power of a good book.  If a book is good enough it sometimes seems magical.  There are many times when I have gotten lost in a book, only to look up at the clock hours later and realize how much time has gone by.  How many movies can you count where you’ve watched an old wizard reading out of a dusty old spell book, or a wicked witch cackling over her spell book?
On a more realistic side, books seem magical because they can tame a carload of bored kids, or keep your mind busy on a job that usually only keeps your hands moving.  Experience the action by visiting Ambling Books and exploring some of their great audiobooks.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Young Love: True, Tragic, or Silly?

Today I want to start with a question.  Many of you have heard of Shakespeare, and many of you have read him, and some of you have understood some of what he has written.  So I want to ask if there is a point to his Romeo and Juliet, and if there is a point – what that point is.
I have read and watched this play multiple times, and I love it.  Being a romantic, I think it is terribly sad and fulfilling at the same time that Romeo and Juliet die because of their love for one another. 

A friend cannot stand Romeo or Juliet.  They seem too fickle to her, to young (which they certainly are) to be mature enough to make a life-time commitment like marriage mean anything.  My friend loves to point out that this play was meant as a comedy, that it was comical how Romeo and Juliet fell so deeply in love so quickly . . . but they were star-crossed lovers.
Perhaps I’m overthinking this and there is no deeper meaning – maybe it’s “just a play.”  But there have been so many remakes of Romeo and Juliet: West Side story, Romeo + Juliet, and hundreds of books which seem to follow the same or a similar plot line. 
Listen to Romeo and Juliet's tragic story from the Ambling Books audiobook player - reliving their heart break or hearing it for the first time – and make your own decision.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Favorite Stories

Today I want to discuss favorite books.  I love reading and so I have hundreds of favorite books, but one of my favorites is “Tarzan” by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  I listened to this book on the Ambling Books audiobook player and I can’t decide whether I liked listening to the book more or watching my brothers listen to the book.  All four siblings would be standing up in the room, the younger ones practically jumping up and down during the intense scenes. 
Another favorite is “The Good Thief's Guide to Amsterdam” by Chris Ewan.  This book puts a whole new twist on Detective-Crime stories as it is told from the thief’s perspective.  I love this book because it is surprising and fresh, featuring a crook who is so funny that you can’t help but like him. 
Everyone has favorite books, and even different genres that they tend to be drawn to – as you can see, I tend to magnetize to adventure books.   What are some of your favorite stories to read or listen to?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

About Ambling Books

Do you know the difference between an elephant and a mouse?  Of course you do – and the difference between Ambling Books audiobook player and any other audiobook player should be just as obvious. 
Ambling Books is all about making your listening effective, enjoyable, and easy.  The audiobook player provides:
  • Chapter navigation
  • Bookmarking
  • Automatic Play History Tracking
  • Undo and Redo Buttons
The Ambling Books audiobook player is convenient and quick.  This audiobook player is designed specifically to play audiobooks and includes many features made for frustration-free, delightful hours of entertainment.

Come explore the store.  Try one of the thousands of audiobooks available, both free books, as well as an excellent selection of modern books for good prices.  Get these books right off of the internet, using your Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or even your home computer.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Adventures in Audiobooks

Have you ever wanted to hold your own wand with sparkling pieces of stardust twinkling at the end of your fingertips?  Or meet an alien, what does a real Martian looks like?  Have you ever wanted to retrieve a magical sword and tame a dragon?  

Maybe you just want to relax after a long day of work, close your eyes and listen to a good book as it spins a magical world around you.

There are hundreds of fantastical things you can do – fantastical things like flying or aging backwards!  And you can have all these adventures in books, while nestled in a comfy couch at home, or sitting in rush hour traffic on the freeway.  

With audiobooks you can add some culture in your life and get your morning exercise in – listen to Shakespeare or Milton during your morning jog.  Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn a different language, but haven’t had time – now you can take a language lesson while you fix dinner.  Instead of breaking into tears while you wait in line during a traffic jam – drive giggling as you listen to your favorite comedy, or entranced while you listen to an action packed sci-fi or thriller.  

Despite the fact that you have never seen an elf and highly doubt you will ever have a Jupiterian as a pet, you still love hearing about them.  Romeo and Juliet become more tragic the more I read about them, and Whinny the Pooh makes me cry because I laugh so hard.  Audiobooks make you fall in love with a twelve-year old freckled girl with red hair and a passion for quoting Alfred, Lord Tennyson, or adore Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy.  

Audiobooks bring whole worlds of fun, enjoyment, adventure, and entertainment.  Come visit the website and share in the enjoyment and passion as they bring books to life.