5 Questions with the Audiobooks.com mascot, Niu Niu

Niu Niu has been a beloved member of the Audiobooks.com family since her adoption in December 2019. She likes short, supervised walks around the office and splashing around in her tank. As our newest team member, Niu Niu has brought lots of laughter into our workday.

We decided that the lovely Niu Niu deserves to be shared, so here are five questions to help you get to know the Audiobooks.com mascot.

1. What are you currently listening to?

I always have a few things on the go. I just finished Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, narrated by Patrick Egan. This was a really special listen for me. It reminded me that sometimes, it’s a good thing to go slow. If you haven’t checked it out yet, please do ⁠— I’d give it five shells out of five!

Not to ramble on here, but I’m also a huge podcast fan. You can find a podcast for everything these days. Lately, I’ve even been able to keep up with my distant family by listening to World Ocean Radio, how cool is that!

2. What do you enjoy most about your job at Audiobooks.com?

Well, I do have the best job in the whole office… All I have to do is make people smile, which is fun because I love the people around here.

My tank is in the lunch area so I always get lots of attention (and snacks!). Whenever my coworkers make coffee in the kitchen, I love to splash around in my tank until they notice me. That always starts their day off with a laugh.

3. What makes you laugh the most?

Puns are my favorite. People around the office are always joking around with me, saying stuff like, “You’re turtley awesome”, and “I had a shell of a time at lunch together.” It’s all good fun.

I actually heard one of my new favorite jokes just the other day:

I was in the library recently and asked the librarian, “I just got a new pet, can you help me find a book about turtles?”

“Hardback?” asked the librarian.

So, I answered, “Yes, with cute little legs and lots of energy!”

Shell-arious, isn’t it?

4. What is your go-to Karaoke song? 

What’s that song that goes, “I get knocked down, but I get up again…”? I love that one. Though I can’t sing very loudly, I sure can dance!

I recently learned how to flip myself over when I get stuck on my shell. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without lots of practice and that tune to motivate me.

5. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? 

That’s a tough one… If the movie were to cover my childhood years, I think I’d be played by Squirt (you know, that cute little turtle from Finding Nemo). He’s a friend of a friend, and I’ve heard he’s a lot of fun to work with.

But if the movie is about my teen years, I’d hands-down want Michelangelo (a.k.a the best Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtle) to play me. We’re both a bit goofy, and I think I’d love pizza just as much as he does if I were allowed to try it.

Thanks, Niu Niu, for all you do to brighten up the Audiobooks.com office!

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