Hello, friends! I’m enjoying writing blog posts, and I’m trying to think of different things I can discuss. I don’t want this to just be a review blog, as much as I love writing and reading reviews. Today, this post is dedicated to audiobooks and just how much I love them.
They help me focus and understand more.
I know this sounds crazy since I’m 24-years old, but I have always flopped with reading comprehension. I take notes while reading because I fear I won’t remember or understand what’s happening. I’ve always been into creating art (thanks mom). Audiobooks have changed my reading game! It helps me block out sounds around me and focus on the words on the page. If you struggle with something similar, try audiobooks.
I read more.
I’m the slowest reader I know. That’s not a negative problem to have, but it would take me weeks to read one book, and I struggle to stay interested after reading something for so long. I think that audiobooks have helped me speed up my reading, but I just love having someone read to me, regardless. It also occupies the time you can’t use to sit and read a book.
I can imagine more.
When I hear (most) narrators use different voices for different characters, I feel like I can imagine them better. It helps me make a connection with the characters that I may not form when I only physically read the book. I can picture the scenery and experience the type of atmosphere the story creates. Is that just me? I hope not.
Helps me get through my dreaded commute.
No, I don’t have a super long commute to work, but I also don’t live five minutes away. I’m in the vehicle for about an hour a day, give or take. That’s a whole hour I can listen to something other than my own thoughts. I’m not huge into music, so audiobooks and podcasts will typically trump a jam session.
Don’t let anyone tell you that listening to an audiobook is not considered reading. It 100% counts toward your reading goals. They just make reading fun, and may help if you’re struggling with assigned reading. Give it a shot!
Let me know what you think of audiobooks in the comments!
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