In audiobook month, I thought it would be interesting to examine the extent to which audiobooks are superior to books. I love listening to audiobooks, especially at AllYouCanBooks. It’s part of my job too, but I can also be found happily browsing through bookstores or sitting with my mind on a novel. My experience leads me to explain why audiobooks are so much better than books. Here are the answers.
Audiobooks Offer More Extra Storytelling and Creativity
When you read a novel, you only have the author’s and publisher’s input behind your enjoyment. However, when you listen to an audiobook, you benefit from the creative storytelling skills of that author, editor, actor or performer, and producer who brings the entire world of that publication to life for you. This will enhance your experience, as the celebrity’s choices will lift the words off the page and support your creativity to make the world even better for you personally.
They Can Help Solve Some Arguments
Whenever my two sons get in the car for a long highway trip, they transform from relatively well-behaved human beings into belligerent dynamos. Suddenly, while I’m dealing with all the crazy stuff everyone else is doing, they decide to try to kill each other around the vehicle, arguing about everything from who gets the best seat to whose music is ideal.
Audiobooks have solved all of that. So we figured we’d pick novels that all three of them like (David Tenant’s version of the How to Train Your Dragon series is one of our favorites). Instantly, all discussion stops and we’re in a shared fantasy universe that leads to a magical experience, and I will possibly avoid losing my shit or crashing or even both.
They Offer Huge Flexibility
There are always times you can’t read a novel, but you can listen to it. My kids listen in the bathtub or when they’re getting ready for bed when all the lights are off. With Bluetooth boats and smart speakers connected to a perception account, the possibilities are endless. But, at the end of the day in London, sometimes I can’t concentrate enough to read a post.
In those moments, I like to put my head down and let a professional storyteller pull me off that train and into a new universe. It’s relaxing and engaging, it expands the mind but also calms it down. There are other times in my life when audiobooks have given me access to stories and books when I couldn’t see them. As you probably know, I spent much of my teenage years in the hospital. Audiobooks also kept me company when I was too sick to pay attention and read.
They Expand Your Horizons
This one is my favorite. I’ve used audiobooks to get to novels I don’t normally read, like Stephen King thrillers and classics like Middlemarch and Madame Bovary. I don’t find the time to pick them up in their paper form, but when I take the student for a walk, I immerse myself in their stories and enjoy every word.
She tackles novels that are remediation of her experience for the teacher. The days of flipping through seemingly turgid texts could be over with the help of an experienced actress and an activating fertilizer. I really don’t think I’m alone in this. There are many parents of teens, perhaps imaginative teens, for whom this insight could be very helpful.