Today’s NYT has a great story about audio books — Loud, Proud, Unabridged: It Is Too Reading!.
For a growing group of devoted listeners, the popularity of audio books is redefining the notion of reading, which for centuries has been centered on the written word.
As any reader of this blog knows, i am a big fan of audio books. in 2004 i read 18 books but listened to 12 books. this year i expect those numbers to be reversed.
thanks Ben Casnocha for forwarding.
I listen to audiobooks every day, both while driving, as well as at home when I’m cooking, washing the dishes, or working out.
It is too reading!
The books I’m currently listening to are:
“5 Plants That Changed The World”
“A Short History of the Renaissance”
I got hooked on audiobooks when I moved to Boston last year and faced an hour-long commute each way. I have gone through about a dozen audio books over the past year — in addition to the ones I read hard copy! It makes me feel so very much more productive to learn — or expand my mind — or entertain myself — while driving, versus talking on the cell (i.e., doing more work) or listening to bad radio or repetitive news. Count me in as one of the recently converted.