I listen to audio books for my commute. They cut down exponentially on my road rage, I’m so much more pleasant to be around since I started listening to audio books. Having said that, I do sometimes feel like I’m cheating when I say that I ‘read’ the book. I don’t usually have the print copy as well, but I do like to look stuff up, if it’s a particularly complicated or involved story. I also like hearing how things are pronounced correctly. For example, with Crime and Punishment- I read the book, but I also listened to the audio, I loved hearing the correct pronunciation of the Russian language.
But I do agree that the delivery doesn’t really matter. We’re all still supporting authors, expanding our horizons, and learning.
AND I realized a while back that I simply won’t have enough time on this planet to ‘read’ every book that I want to read. It’s a simple fact, therefore, if I can squeeze a few more books in via audio... well, I’m gonna do it.
Oh, and there’s this wonderful thing about being read to, something so lavish about it. I really quite enjoy it. If I could, I’d hire someone just to read to me (and he’d probably look an awful lot like Eric Northman, just sayin’).
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