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I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks. I still like to read books. However, I have two jobs that allow me to do physical work while listening to audio. Using that 8 to 12 hours, out of 16 work hours, to listen to books is enjoyable, informative and productive.
It's been quite a while, but I had a job where we collected biological samples most of the year then analyzed them over winter. That's when we would listen to books on tape. When you're spending hours and hours counting zooplankton through a microscope it's nice to have something to keep your brain from turning to mush.
I appreciate that many authors have read their own work. No better voice, most of the time. Of course there are exceptions, not all good writers read well aloud. Poetry is a great audio to listen to as you drive or do dishes.
I'm not an oral type of person, more visual. I might be listening to a really interesting story on KPR while driving along, but some interesting scenery will make me tune out the story. I hope that I can keep my eyes for a long time, but would adapt if I had to.
Kansas Audio-Reader Network - University of Kansas is a great way to volunteer for reading books, magazines and newspapers for the visually impaired. They also accept your unwanted stereo electronics for their annual fund raising auction.
We listen in the car constantly... 25 minute drive to school every day. My kid's vocabulary is through the roof thanks to audio books!
Rush "2112" , "Caress of Steel", "Hemispheres"
Radiohead "OK Computer"
I know there are more albums that are stories.
I see another Song Blog.
Audiobooks can be great for road trips, too. Facilitates texting.
You're right. I never thought of that angle. I was thinking of some of my lazy friends who could read if they wanted to.
I stopped having books read to
me after entering school and learning to read myself.
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