Book or Book on Tape?

@Meace84 (101)
United States
March 9, 2007 1:01pm CST
Do you choose to read the book yourself of listen to a book on tape? Do you think books on tape are missing something? I prefer to read, that way i can picture it how i want to, not how someone else wants to.
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9 Mar 07
Probably books - especially since so many books on tape are the abridged versions. I like to go at my own pace and sometimes feel I miss something if my attention wanders while I'm listening to tape. That said, certain narrators can make a book on tape wonderful. I really enjoyed Stephen Fry's narration of the Harry Potter books and Toni Morrison reading her own works is beautiful. She has such a rich voice that helps carry the story along.
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@Meace84 (101)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I'm just afraid of the mono tone reader. That would ruin a book.
9 Mar 07
Definitely. I usually go for books on tape where I know and like the reader.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
I would much rather read!! I can't stand listening to books on tape. I think that it ruins the enjoyment. Books on tape also are set up in one tone. Everything sounds so boring because they do not change their tone. At least reading the books you can feel the excitement or the terror. You can imagine the feeling much better.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I enjoy listening to books on tape when I'm busy doing something else, like knitting or driving. I do like to read, but with books on tape I can get a little more enjoyment from every day things.
@soulist (2986)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I prefer to read, like you said that way I can picture things not see it in someone else's view. I can picture voices and images easier. I find it more fun to read a book.