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Cut your Audio Learning Time in Half by Speed Listening

Did you know you can speed-listen to 60 minutes of audio in 30 minutes or less with full comprehension using special speed-listening software? You can even go faster with a little practice and blast through an hour of audio learning in 20 minutes or less saving you hours and hours of time.

If this is your first exposure to the concept of speed-listening to your audio learning you may be a bit skeptical like I was. You may also have doubts speed-listening to audio learning materials will work for you too. I can’t blame you.

The first time I heard about speed-listening I was skeptical and doubtful it was for real too because the only faster audio I ever heard was Alvin and the Chipmunks at Christmas time or when as a kid I sped up the old record player for kicks!

Using FasterAudio speed-listening software is the secret to effective speed-listening because it speeds up your audio without changing the pitch so the voices sound normal just faster. This is why you can accelerate your audio 2X and faster with full comprehension.

What’s cool about using the FasterAudio software is you can convert your audio files into an accelerated format Mp3 which is easily transferred to your iPod or any Mp3 playing device. This lets you maximize your audio learning time whenever you are away from your PC or Mac running Parallels.

Getting Started With Speed-Listening

When I first tried FasterAudio speed-listening software I set the audio to 125% of regular speed. After just a few minutes at 125% I accelerated my audio learning up to 1.5 X of regular speed. Not only was I able to listen to the accelerated audio with ease, but was doing so with full comprehension. It was easy and fun. Really amazing.

Then I did the math. At 1.5X regular audio speed you save 20 minutes for every 60 minutes of audio learning, but I wanted to listen faster. After about 1hr of listening at 1.5X I went to 1.75X of regular speed. It took another hour or so to get used to listening at 1.75X speed with ease.

My goal was to cut my audio learning time in half so over the next few days I used FasterAudio to slowly increase the speed of the audios I was listening to. It wasn’t long before I hit 2X speed and reached my goal. Then I heard about people who speed-listen at up to 4.5X of regular speed. This motivated and challenged me to keep pushing my listening speed faster and faster. I have since reached 3.5X of normal listening speed and continue to push myself.

That said, 1.5X of normal speed is quick and easy to reach and will save you hours of valuable time if you listen to audiobooks, podcasts, home study programs etc.

Bottom line… your first goal should be to get comfortable with 1.5X (most people have no trouble reaching that) and then work at doubling your listening speed so you cut your audio learning time in half. Then keep pushing yourself to go faster.

You can check out FasterAudio speed-listening software at this link and experience speed-listening for yourself live on the website.

Mark Benda is the creator of FasterAudio speed-listening software. After learning about speed-listening, Mark decided to design and create a speed-listening software program which you can use to accelerate your audio without it sounding like a chipmunk and literally cut your learning time in half. To learn now you can cut your learning time in half by speed listening with FasterAudio at speeds of 200% or faster, with full comprehension click on www.FasterAudio.com now before you waste any more of your time listening to audio at regular speed.

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Is Now The Right TIme To Ride On The Audio Books Trend

Avid book readers can now “listen”to their books while they are commuting to work or to school! Learning while you are traveling! With the advancement in digital technology,book readers are now downloading their favourite books from popular audio bookstore to their iPods and other MP3 players and it has become the next hottest trend in US and UK.


The audio books industry is the next big thing to watch out for! In UK, over $124 million worth of audio books were sold in 2004 and in Germany, over $120 million in 2005. Experts say that this year the market is expected to rise by 20% in Europe, and audio books seem to be even more popular in the USA.


According to the report from digital trends,research firm iSuppli is predicting that shipments of MP3 players are expected to rise by nearly a factor of four from 2004 to 2009 which means total MP3 player shipments will expand to 132 million units in 2009.


What’s more! According to a recent survey, in the USA a person is driving an average of 1 hour and 13 minutes daily, which means over 440 hours a year for each driver, or 11 full-time work weeks. This is huge! Imagine how many things you could learn during this time by simply having your MP3 player with audio books at hand.


Audio books is going to be the next hottest areas in publishing thanks to their convenience and ease of use


But why are audio versions a convenient way to “read” a book?


Audio books is a fast and convenient way to bring fun and expression in our books. It also help people in the development of hobbies, and enriched their knowledge such as foreign languages and other hobbies. People can remember faster when it is narrated to them.


Audio books will greatly enriching our lives, both personally and professionally.


1) You can listen to an audio book anywhere and everywhere and you can even do other things at the same time. You can listen when driving to and from work, when walking the dog, cycling, working around the house or at the computer, exercising, and so on.


2) If you love reading but don’t have a enough time, It really saves a lot of time especially when you truly want to enrich your knowledge by reading many books but just simply don’t have the time to sit down and read a book. You can listen at home while you are doing your housework, cooking, commuting to and fro from work.


3) Audio books are good for older, ill or recovering people and can be a wonderful gift for someone in a nursing institution. There are inspirational, motivational and spiritual audio books that could keep them positive and motivated about life. A positive mental health has an amazing energy to heal physically.


4) Audio books is a miracle to blind or people with impaired vision and disabled people. Everyone should have the chance to experience to enrich their knowledge and enjoy the wonders of a good book.


The most important skill a child can ever acquire is probably the ability to read and improve their vocabulary and communications when they listen to audio books while following the story in the paper book Audio books has narration and sound effects and can certainly instill your child’s love for reading and expression.


You can select a vast range of audio books from the following categories:

Arts & Drama Biography Business Crime & Thrillers Fiction Foreign Language Study Health & Recreation History Humor Juvenile Misc Radio Shows Religion & Spiritual Self Help TV & Film!

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Take Advantage of Audio Books For Better Time Management

Many of my friends, regardless of whether they are working or busy at home taking care of kids, never have the time to sit down and read their favourite book.


Work can tire you out as well and by the time you sit down, you just want to lie on your bed and start dozing off.


Many of us buy a lot of books but never had the chance to complete reading the book and some did not even have the chance to take the book out from the shopping bag even!


Does it sound familiar to you? We simply cannot find time to sit down and read a good book. This is not a good excuse and we all know it.


Have you ever wondered why the successful people are always busy and yet accomplish more things than the average man? Their secret lies in good time management. They maximize the use of their time even while they travel, jog or do other repetitive menial tasks that require less mental power.


During these times, they practice active listening to enrich themselves using audio books. How is this possible?


We can explain it by the analogy of riding a bicycle. When you are an experienced cyclist, you do not constantly think about how your legs should move and how your hands will turn. All these limb movements simply happen naturally, as if your subconscious mind is in control. You conscious brain can work on something else in this respect.


Audio books, being portable, fit in well with our modern day busy lifestyles. With an audio book, the narrator does the reading while the listener immerses himself in the information presented to him over voice and can still do other things. Indeed, it is multitasking in action!


In fact, audio books do offer other advantages over normal hardcover or paperback books. An obvious benefit is that they are more cost effective to produce than hardcover and paperbacks. Nature conservationists love books in audio format because it puts forth their notion to save more trees and keep planet Earth better than it is today.


Unlike reading a book which requires lighting, listening to an audio book can be done in the dark. This is ideal for settings where no lights are available or turning on lights might cause disturbances to those around you e.g. in air flights, camping tents and bedrooms at night. Just imagine your spouse can have her good night sleep while you can still enjoy what the audio book you are listening and keeping you awake has to offer.


While there is no great deal of time saved if you compare selecting the exact track you want to listen to flipping through several pages in the case of hardcover or paperback books, this functional feature should not be overlooked. It is only in darkness that one realizes its benefit lies in the ease of accessing the desired content to listen.


And how about a change in the way you tell bedside stories to get your kids to sleep? With an audio book you can simply play it for them until they fall asleep. Try it, you can possibly save the time you spend reading to your kids each night before they sleep!


Audio books that are specifically created for children are more fun than your reading can be. You probably were not trained to talk like the big bad wolf in the Little Red Riding Hood, right? But most of the narrators of children’s audio books were trained to read in ways children love.


I can go on and on telling you the benefits of audio books as a way to make effective use of your “dead” time. If you just a minute to visualize this…


With audio books you can now save that extra time you spend reading a chapter on your favorite motivational book each morning before you leave for work. Apart from saving extra time, you are gaining extra knowledge in the process.


You can simply put it on to play while you prepare for work or even play it in your car on your way to work.


No wonder children, adults and even oldies have fallen head over heels in love with audio books. Why shouldn’t they? You should as well.


Not only that, with the incredible advantage of listening to your favorite book instead of reading it, the popularity of audio books has now gone through the roof. There are now more and more book titles with audio book versions. Audio books are becoming a lucrative market for many working professionals, students and parents.

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Creating Time With Downloadable Audio Books

Are you wasting time commuting to and from work? Listening to music can be an escape but nowadays time is at a premium, so many people are choosing to use that valuable time for listening to audio books. Long commutes are definitely an ideal time to listen to downloadable audio books particularly for busy people that don’t have the time to read books. Here is a list of some the other great times to listen to audio books:

*Commuting
*Biking
*Jogging
*Working Out at the Gym
*Traveling for Business or Pleasure
*Gardening
*Knitting
*Cooking
*Doing Housework

You can easily add to this list based on all the dead time you find in your day to day routines.

Why Listen to an Audio Book versus music?

Audio books and books in general expand your universe. Many times we don’t have the time to get additional training at work or find the latest and greatest advice and tips on aging or parenting but you generally can find the time to listen. By listening you can grow, learn, and discover passions that you never dreamed of. With downloadable audio books you can learn a language, hear the latest biographies or the latest best selling thrillers. As a music lover I can tell you that there is room for both but learning to me has always been more important since I know we are in an increasingly competitive world where knowledge is not a luxury but a must.

Aren’t Audio Books Expensive?

If you have not been exposed to audio books you may think that audio books are expensive. In some cases that may be true but they are available in a variety of different ways. Believe it or not some still come on cassette tape. Typically the ones you see sold in the stores are on CD. But the new trend is toward MP3 audio books. These are downloadable from the internet. Our audio book store specializes in downloadable audio books. Downloadable audio books tend to be less expensive than CDs since you decide whether you want to burn it on CD or whether you want to transfer it from your computer to your portable media player. Downloadable audio books are usually available in MP3 and WMA formats.

Searching audio books online can be confusing at first but once your find the store you like and are comfortable with the formats they offer you just then need to make sure they have the titles you want. Many sites have users sign up for a monthly fee similar to Netflix where they rent audio books. This works for some people if they are renting enough titles to make it worth the fees. Some stores like ours offer great deals and a wide selection without the commitment of paying a monthly fee.

Audio books are available across all interests. They are just not business or training types of books. Fiction typically is the most popular with the like of Dean Koontz and Stephen King. Many women like to listen to romances as they do their house work. A luxury that they can feel less guilty about since an audio book allows you to multitask.

In conclusion the convenience of listening an audio book can’t be beat. Whether you prefer to have your audio books on a compact disc, on your computer, your pda or other portable media player, you are sure to find something to suit your needs online. You no longer need to trek down to your local library or bookstore you can buy an audio book and download it right your computer. The internet has truly transformed our lives. By allowing us to download an audio book that you can listen to instantly it opens the floodgates to a new path of productivity and multitasking.

Lillian Keefe owns CreateTimeAudio.com where you can get a wide selection of quality downloadable audio books in MP3 and WMA format.

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