Do you prefer audio books to real books?

Jun 12, 2012
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Books for me (mostly I read on my Kindle) because I can't multitask. I don't listen when I'm doing other stuff. I wouldn't be able to tell you anything about what I just heard if I was doing other stuff that takes my attention. Doing the dishes is probably the most demanding task I can do while listening and I'll take forever doing them.
 
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A bit off topic but why the hell would you listen to religious books? I think they're boring and repetitive and I can find so many better things to watch/listen to/read.

But each to their own I guess?
They are.

But It's such a contentious subject and It gets brought up in discussions and debates all the time where people usually go off blabbing about shit they've never actually read.

I thought it would be worth knowing what each of these books said for myself, make my own mind up... the Qu'ran is a pretty straight forward plainly written thing, it gave me a much better understanding of a religion I knew nothing about ... the Bible is dense and weird, full of fables and crazy shit... I knew the basics of the well known stories from school and thought it would be similar to the Qu'ran but longer ... it's not. I realised that most people who claim to be Christians have never read it or have any clue what the majority of consists of...

Made me more anti-religion tbh.
 

Mohak

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Depends in volume. For monstrous sized books I like audiobooks. Just easier to fit your life around and can listen to it for fun, going to or from work, working out, doing chores etc. For regular stuff old fashioned books.
 

Presuming Ed

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No.

Although some productions make individual AudioBooks better - eg Alan Partridge's books, or any that involve a performance element in the reading.

But in general i prefer a book, being alone with the printed word is a far better medium than just listening to someone read aloud. Certainly for any serious kind of work that requires you to stop and think. The two mediums are different. One is passive (audio). I get their function, for driving, travel or working, but if its a book i really want to get my teeth into, then book's def better.

On a side note, i've found since stopping boozing my reading has deteoriated significantly. I used to read mostly in the pub. Take my kindle, leave my phone at home and go and have a quite couple of whiskies away from all distraction but my Kindle. I know i can still do this with coffee or whatever, but it aint the same.
 

Mohak

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Depends in volume. For monsterous sized books I like audiobooks. Just easier to fit your life around For regular stuff old fashioned books.
A bit off topic but why the hell would you listen to religious books? I think they're boring and repetitive and I can find so many better things to watch/listen to/read.

But each to their own I guess?
I find all religious books boring and lose the will to finish, but with audiobooks you can passively learn about things you later on find insightful. I listened to St Augustine's 'Confessions' and if I read it I'd never give it a chance. Listening allowed me to get to the interesting parts faster.
 

Deebo

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Jun 5, 2013
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I've downloaded some audiobooks recently and I'm not too fond of them. Usually the narrator tried to put on overly dramatic voices or uses stupid accents which he or she can't maintain throughout.

This is my exact problem with many audio books. Too much voice acting. Audio books should be like your grade school teacher reading you something. The only voice actor I would actively choose to narrate an audio book would be Alan Rickman (R.I.P.).


 
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Just downloaded two and will listen to them this week....

The Andromeda Strain
Author: Michael Crichton
Read by: David Morse

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Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us
Author/Narrator: Donald Trump Jr.
Narrator: James Edward Thomas

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