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Stan Jónsson
5/18/2017
LEARN AND HAVE FUN BY LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS
DTO Lightning Talk
HOW DID I GET INTO AUDIOBOOKS?
A way to keep my sanity while dealing with a one hour commute in LA in 2001
SINCE THEN…
➤ Around 200 hundred books
➤ Typically 1-2 a month
WHAT WAS MY FIRST AUDIOBOOK?
WHERE TO GET AUDIOBOOKS?
Reserve library books and 

download for free via the app
In a pinch reserve CDs and rip to your phone/mediaplayer
$15 a month
WHEN TO LISTEN?
During your commute
Doing chores
While exercising
In bed During spacewalks
TWO MAIN CATEGORIES OF BOOKS I LISTEN TO
➤ Entertainment
➤ Pure fun - Destresser when brain needs a break
➤ Self Improvement
➤ Work
➤ Health
➤ Parenting
➤ Hobbies
ENTERTAINMENT
I tend to find an author I like and then read their entire body of works
➤ John Grisham
➤ Michael Crichton
➤ Dan Brown
Icelandic, crime fiction
➤ Arnaldur Indriðason
➤ Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Popular young adult (man to admit it :)
➤ Stephenie Meyer
➤ J.K. Rowling
➤ Suzanne Collins
ENTERTAINMENT - MY FAVORITES
SELF IMPROVEMENT - WORK
➤ Tends to be soft-skills books
➤ Programming does not translate too well to audio
SELF IMPROVEMENT - WORK - MY FAVORITES
SELF IMPROVEMENT - OTHER FAVORITES
If you are raising 

a teenage daughter!
Very entertaining. May cause 

you to take up running!
The science of nutrition 

and exercise
Understand and 

transform your habits
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Learn and have fun by listening to audiobooks

  • 1. Stan Jónsson 5/18/2017 LEARN AND HAVE FUN BY LISTENING TO AUDIOBOOKS DTO Lightning Talk
  • 2. HOW DID I GET INTO AUDIOBOOKS? A way to keep my sanity while dealing with a one hour commute in LA in 2001
  • 3. SINCE THEN… ➤ Around 200 hundred books ➤ Typically 1-2 a month
  • 4. WHAT WAS MY FIRST AUDIOBOOK?
  • 5. WHERE TO GET AUDIOBOOKS? Reserve library books and 
 download for free via the app In a pinch reserve CDs and rip to your phone/mediaplayer $15 a month
  • 6. WHEN TO LISTEN? During your commute Doing chores While exercising In bed During spacewalks
  • 7. TWO MAIN CATEGORIES OF BOOKS I LISTEN TO ➤ Entertainment ➤ Pure fun - Destresser when brain needs a break ➤ Self Improvement ➤ Work ➤ Health ➤ Parenting ➤ Hobbies
  • 8. ENTERTAINMENT I tend to find an author I like and then read their entire body of works ➤ John Grisham ➤ Michael Crichton ➤ Dan Brown Icelandic, crime fiction ➤ Arnaldur Indriðason ➤ Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Popular young adult (man to admit it :) ➤ Stephenie Meyer ➤ J.K. Rowling ➤ Suzanne Collins
  • 9. ENTERTAINMENT - MY FAVORITES
  • 10. SELF IMPROVEMENT - WORK ➤ Tends to be soft-skills books ➤ Programming does not translate too well to audio
  • 11. SELF IMPROVEMENT - WORK - MY FAVORITES
  • 12. SELF IMPROVEMENT - OTHER FAVORITES If you are raising 
 a teenage daughter! Very entertaining. May cause 
 you to take up running! The science of nutrition 
 and exercise Understand and 
 transform your habits