As someone who only truly discovered audiobooks in August last year, it is amazing how quickly I have fallen in love with them. Now I almost always have one on the go along with a physical read, and I have a endless list of books that I can not wait to listen to. I listen to them when I am doing so many different things, and so today I thought I would share five reasons why I love audiobooks, and why you should give them a go as well. I really enjoyed writing this post, and so I’m hoping as slowly get back into the swing of blogging and everything, I will begin to write more of these in the future.
So here are five reasons to read audiobooks!
Whilst I’m sure so many of us would love to be able to physically read during almost every moment of the day, it is almost impossible to be holding a book during certain situations, such as driving or tidying. However, these situations are perfect for an audiobook, as you are still able to read and listen to the story without needing your hands or even your eyes to be able to do so.
I also find listening to an audiobook whilst completing these fairly mundane tasks makes them so much more interesting and stops me from putting them off as much as I otherwise would. I can continue to enjoy my book and still get chores done that without an audiobook playing would be boring. I actually remember purposely keeping my room exceptionally tidy while reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo just because I wanted to listen to more of it.
We all love returning to one of our favourite stories and worlds, but if you want to experience it a book in a new way, then why not try listening to the audiobook for it instead. Not only will it give your likely battered copy of the book a break, but it will also allow you to enjoy the same story in a different format than you have before, and may even make you fall even further in love with it. You may find the narrator brings a new lease of life to the story, or that the world is brought even more to life.
Have you ever started a book that you thought you’d love, but then just found you couldn’t get into it despite everything telling you it should be your sort of read? Well then why not try the audiobook before giving up on it completely.
Sometimes you just need to experience a story in a different way to really get into it. I recently started listening to When Dimple Met Rishi after starting it ages ago and not really connecting with it – now I am hooked on this cute little story! Whether its the format of the book or something about the writing style, maybe listening to someone else read to you rather than reading the story yourself may help you get into a story you were tempted to give up on.
Like alot of other readers, I am scared of big books. They are long, intimidating, and often look as though they are capable of becoming a murder weapon when in the wrong hands. I also know that because of all those things, they are likely going to take me a long time to get through, and so I tend to avoid them even if I am super interested in the book itself.
Audiobooks make these stories so much more accessible, as you are not constantly intimidated by how thick a chunk you have left, or how small the text is. I honestly don’t think I would have continued on with The Darkest Minds series anywhere near as , quickly as I have had I not listened to them!
As much as I love taking a book along with me to dive into whenever I know I will have time to spare, sometimes its just a little bit of a nuisance to carry around a large book with me everywhere I go. If I shove it in my bag, then I constantly worry about it getting battered and bashed around, but if its in my hand then I’ve lost use of one of my hands.
Enter the audiobook.
By listening to an audiobook, it is so much easier to continue reading without having to lug around a huge hardcover. All you need is your phone, which you more than likely already have on you, and a pair of headphones, which are alot easier to shove in your bag or your pockets without a second thought.
Do you listen to audiobooks? What is one of your favourite things about audiobooks?