If you are an audiobook enthusiast you may be interested in trying one of Christchurch City Libraries pre-loaded audio-books called ‘Playaways’. Playaways are very convenient as you don’t need a disc player, MP3 player, or computer. About the size of a pack of cards, these convenient audiobooks contain an entire book and can fit into a purse or pocket quite easily, they run on a small battery. Great for listening to (with small headphones) whilst walking, working, relaxing and can be listened to whilst travelling by using a cassette adapter or plug into an auxiliary port in your car’s audio system.
This form of audiobook has several small convenient buttons to adjust, sound level, voice speed, a skip forward or back chapter button and a time remaining in chapter button and of course on/off button.
If you are feeling unwell or unable to concentrate to read a book, lie back listen and relax with simply a touch of a button you can be taken into another world by an experienced storyteller.
Christchurch City Libraries have many popular titles. They are available for adults, young adults and children. To find Playaway audiobooks, keyword search using Playaway or subject search by Audiobooks.
Next time you are at your library ask for a demonstration. Earphones are available to purchase for a cost of only $2.50.