I am currently working on my first audio book ever. Don’t judge me. The experience has come with mixed feelings. On one hand it is nice to continue the story while I am doing laundry, washing dishes, mowing the lawn, or even driving. However, I am not sure how I feel about someone else’s experience replacing mine.
When you think about it, it’s almost like the person reading the book is putting thoughts in your mind because if you are the one reading you are using nothing but the words and your imagination to create the story for yourself. Also, you have your inner voice reading the story in your head….am I making sense? Well I know what I’m talking about, hopefully you all are not completely lost. It is almost like someone else’s thoughts are invading my head… and I’m not sure I like that. I will have to give a few other books a try. It is a bit of a break for my eyes when I’ve been on a long reading bender.
In addition, there is the Kindle Fire text-to-speech tool that allows you to kind of have an audio book (that sounds like a robot) and then pick up and read when you want also. I like that a little better, but the voice could be better…
What are your thoughts? Do you listen to audio books? Do you prefer them to reading or are they just convenient?