This is a bit of a different type of book post. Instead of talking about physical books, I’m going to be talking about my experience with audio books. I have to admit, I was never too fond of the idea of audio books. I always thought of it as a lazy way to get the storyline of books. I had stayed as far away from audio books as possible, until about a month ago.
As a little bit of a background, I make a ~3 hour round-trip to school every day. While I’m on these trips I usually listen to music. I would love to read my books, but I get car-sick whenever I read in a moving vehicle. That’s when it finally hit me. Why don’t I listen to my books instead? It would eliminate the sickness problem and I’d still get to have my books with me.
For my first foray into the world of audio-books I decided to use a free code for Audible (because it has an app for my phone) and got the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I already own this book (click here for a review), but since it was read by Ashley Clements (who plays Lizzie Bennet in the show) I thought it might make the audio book more interesting. I honestly loved the audio book, and the different voices Ashley uses for the characters are hilarious! It was nice to get to listen to my book for a few weeks without carrying a book or being limited to stationary reading areas.
All in all I suggest giving audio books a try. I loved the Audible app and will probably get a few more books from them in the future. However, this is not going to replace my physical books. I love them too much to ever give them up. Audio books are a different way to experience the story while on-the-go, but I still prefer getting lost in the words on the page.