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Have you listened to an audiobook?

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

Comments

geoismeo 2 years, 5 months ago

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

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George_Braziller 2 years, 5 months ago

I have several friends who know how to read as well and would like to if they could. Oh wait they can't!

Pesky little things like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetes have taken most or all of their eyesight so audio books are the only option.

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geoismeo 2 years, 5 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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Buddylove 2 years, 5 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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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 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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tomatogrower 2 years, 5 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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pace 2 years, 5 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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Kirk Larson 2 years, 5 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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