Great Resource for Audiobooks: Libby by Overdrive

I’m a huge fan of audiobooks. Back when I had an epic commute everyday (at least an hour one-way), they were a great way to learn. A 30+ hour course on the French Revolution was particularly memorable. (After frying my brain with hard labor and then spreadsheets, the drive home was usually something in the less-than-educational zombie military fiction genre…)

But Audible is a bit pricey, at least if you “read” more than their one free book per month. So, when a Facebook friend tipped me off to Libby by Overdrive, I was intrigued.

It’s basically an app that connects to your local library’s audiobook collection. Here’s the blurb from the app store:

“Meet Libby. Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand… It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. If you prefer, you can send books to your Kindle for reading.”

Full disclosure – I haven’t yet tried this out, but I’m going to. My FB friend calls it “life-changing.”