A weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Did you know that June is Audiobook month? It is. If you are a longtime follower of My Thoughts Literally you know that I love me a good audiobook. I have a few other audiobook related topics planned for the month but for now, I had to talk about exactly why I love audiobooks based on this week's prompt.
1.) I'm an auditory learner
I used to volunteer at school and in training they always talk about how people are auditory, visual, or kinistics learners. I am auditory, I learn best by listening. A lot of people are like "I can't comprehend anything if I listen to audiobooks" but I'm the opposite. I learn best by listening so if I heard it, it's in my brain. Audiobooks therefore are perfect for me.
2.) I'm a slow reader, but a fast listener.
I am not a fast reader, I never have been but I can finish a book way quicker if I listen. I've actually tested it and the narration is faster than reading. Plus you can speed up audiobooks which I usually do.
|Me listening to The Raven
King audiobook, at work,
I started listening to audiobooks on long trips because you can't read and drive. Then I started listening to them at work. And while I did stuff around the house. It's easy to find time to read when you just need to put in headphones.
4.) It sets the tone for the book.
Not that you can't get this with the words but I think the atmosphere of the book is much more obvious in audio. You get the humor, darkness, or suspense from it based on what the narrator is putting out there. Especially if the author is narrating.
5.) There's emotion behind the words.
Speaking of narrators, audiobooks really reflect the emotion of the book, it's one of the things that helps set the tone. Whether it's humor, anger, sadness, or pain you can feel that from a good narrator. I can't count how many times I got a case of the feels because of the emotions the narrator was putting out there.
|An immersive audio with multiple
narrators I just listened to.
All of this helps you fall into the world, especially when it comes to fantasies. A really good narrator can make you perfectly visualize the setting of the book and what is happening so much that you forget your surroundings.
7.) Helps differentiate between characters.
I read a lot of books with multiple perspectives. It's always really challenging to keep them straight when you're reading. Not with audiobooks. This is one of the reasons I love full casts because they are literally different people. But even if it's one person they'll change their voice enough so that you'll know. It's very helpful.
8.) Great way to do rereads.
I don't like to reread physical books. If I'm taking the time to read something I want it to be something new. There are too many books to read. But with audio it gives me the opportunity to reread.
9.) Audible Sales
I mean, I love and hate this at the same time. But seriously, Audible is such an enabler. Like every other week I get an email from them telling me about some sale or another. Plus if you have the Kindle version you can often get the audio for a deep discount. It's great!
That's it, most of the reasons I love audiobooks. Do you like audiobooks? What do you like so much about them? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!