Why I Don’t Listen to Audiobooks

Lately, I’ve been hearing so many people talk about audiobooks, and how much they enjoy them. It seems as if they’re getting more attention lately, and of course that’s not a bad thing. In fact it’s a great thing, because it means more people are readingtumblr_nifhvawmsy1tq4of6o1_500!

However, for me, I could never enjoy an audiobook. Why? Mainly because I could never focus on the story when listening to them. I tried to listen to three audiobooks, and within the first few chapters, I would try to remember what I heard, and it was like my mind was blank. I couldn’t remember anything that was said.

A lot of peopl200_se talk about how they listen to audiobooks on there commute to school, or work, during breaks, cleaning, working out, whenever they have free time. I think that’s fantastic. In a way I’m jealous of people who are able to do that. I tried listening to an audiobook while cleaning, and I could not concentrate on the story at all. It ended up frustrating me to no end.

I’ve come to the conclusion that audiobooks are just not for me, and of course that’s okay. I wish they were though. While reading, I cant be doing anything else. I just have to focus on the story. That’s why I’ll be sticking with my physical and e-copies.

How do you feel about audiobooks? Do they not work for you? Do you love them? If so, what has been your favorite audiobook that you listened to?

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3 thoughts on “Why I Don’t Listen to Audiobooks

  1. After the birth of my son, I didn’t have the opportunity to read books and felt the same way as you when it came to audiobooks. I listened to Stephen King’s It (I’d already read it before) I found that it didn’t keep my attention at all. But I decided to give it another try. Enter Tavia Gilbert’s reading of Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress (world) series (urban fantasy romance, if you’re interested). Her ability to change her voice according to the person speaking really kept my attention and I even found myself laughing at the funny parts and being emotional when the main character was emotional. It really changed my perspective. I even tried reading the books later, and it just wasn’t the same. I found I was craving the voices if grown so accustomed to. My findings: the narrator is what makes or breaks an audiobook. I wouldn’t write them off just yet.

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      • I have a few left to “read” in this one, and as far as I know, they keep the same narrator. I listened to the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning Ave that narrator was the same, but she wasn’t quite as good as Tavia Gilbert.

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