Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings. This week’s topic:
Audiobooks: Do you listen to them? Why or why not?
Oh yes, I do listen to audiobooks. I love them!!!
Usually I buy the audio versions of my favorite books, because I love having those stories read aloud. I believe we get the feeling of how these books are supposed to be read, and it’s as though the dialogues of our favorite characters became real, as if those very characters came alive. Of course, the key factor here is the narrator’s voice and his/her skill at reading the book. If the narrator is good, then the book becomes even better than it already is. If not, then the audiobook could kill some of the passion we have for that story. So the narrator is extremely important. Thankfully, I can’t complain so far. The audiobooks I own are all read by amazing narrators, and that made me love the books even more.
Another reason why I love audiobooks is because I can multitask. Sometimes, I just don’t have the time to sit comfortably on my couch and read, having so many things to do in a day. So I put on my earbuds, click play on my ipod and let myself be absorbed by the narrative, and this allows me to carry out other engagements without having to renounce the pleasure of a good book’s company 😉
What about you? Do you listen to audiobooks?