About

Jacob DolphinHi! I’m Jacob.

This website is a place for me to keep short notes on the books I read and listen to. This is as much for my benefit as anyone else’s, but I hope you get something out of it too.

I tweet as @jacobtref, and you can email me at jacobtrefethen [at] googlemail [dot] com. My inbox is open, especially for book recommendations.

Audiobook Evangelism

From 2011-2014 I listened religiously to several podcasts. In 2014 I started listening to audiobooks, with the idea that these are about as fun, and a productive way to learn about things in otherwise ‘dead’ time. I now mainly listen when I’m commuting and when I’m exercising.

You can buy audiobooks on iTunes, through Audible.com, or through Audiobooks.com. I predominantly use Audible as the app experience is better than iTunes, and the library of books is larger than Audiobooks.com (at least the sort of books I search for). You have to be a shady person to use Audiobooks.com.