While I used to not understand why anyone would rather listen to a book than physically read it, my view on the topic has changed considerably. While I don’t listen to them too frequently, I do enjoy an audiobook every now and then, particularly if I have a boring, mindless task to complete. Here are my top ten reasons for why I love audiobooks.
- They are easily accessible on my phone.
- When I’m too tired to keep my eyes open, but too awake to fall asleep, audiobooks are the best thing to listen to.
- They bring the story to life more, particularly when there is a full cast of narrators.
- They are perfect at keeping my mind entertained while doing menial tasks.
- Getting lost in the verbal story makes time fly by.
- I’m less likely to be disturbed while reading because I’m wearing headphones.
- I can carry around multiple books (in the app), so I have a good variety to pick from.
- I can set a sleep timer and fall asleep while listening to a fantasy world. (But I have to be careful to not set it for too long if I’m super tired.
- Like books, the audiobooks very in length, so they can be matched up with the amount of time a certain task will take.
- When I had a corneal abrasion and couldn’t open my eye without pain, an audiobook was the only thing that could keep me entertained throughout the day.
Side note: some really good audiobooks I’ve listened to are: Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (narrated by Tim Curry and a full cast) and An Ember in the Ashes (narrated by Fiona Hardingham and Steve West)
Do you like audiobooks?
The Top Ten Tuesday meme is hosted by the Broke and Bookish