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Have you listened to an audiobook?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
64% 258
No
 
35% 139
Total 397

Comments

Benjamin Roberts 1 year, 11 months ago

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.

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Kirk Larson 1 year, 11 months ago

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.

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pace 1 year, 11 months ago

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.

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tomatogrower 1 year, 11 months ago

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.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 11 months ago

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.

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Buddylove 1 year, 11 months ago

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!

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thuja 1 year, 11 months ago

Rush "2112" , "Caress of Steel", "Hemispheres" Radiohead "OK Computer" Mastodon "Leviathan"

I know there are more albums that are stories.

I see another Song Blog.

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tange 1 year, 11 months ago

Audiobooks can be great for road trips, too. Facilitates texting.

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geoismeo 1 year, 11 months ago

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.

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geoismeo 1 year, 11 months ago

I stopped having books read to me after entering school and learning to read myself.

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