What is your opinion of Audio Books?

By DB
@dgobucks226 (33902)
May 20, 2018 3:46pm CST
Are you a fan of Audio books or would you rather read the old-fashioned way? Why do you prefer one over the other? Photo- YouTube.com
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@Icydoll (36725)
• India
20 May 18
Old is gold :).lot of them prefer hand books ..I prefer too..
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
It allows you to focus on the content more. It can be a more rewarding experience.
@MALUSE (69437)
• Germany
20 May 18
Audio books don't attract me. The voice of the reader would get between me and the text. I want to read at my own speed.
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@LadyDuck (450660)
• Switzerland
21 May 18
Exactly how I feel about real books vs audio books. I want to take my time to imagine the scene, I hate to be distracted by a voice.
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
Good point! You don't feel rushed...
@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
@LadyDuck Yes, you might actually forget what the narrator says and have to rewind the tape. Regular books overall are a much better experience
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@allen0187 (58448)
• Philippines
21 May 18
I prefer to read an actual book but I know that audio books have their advantages.
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@allen0187 (58448)
• Philippines
22 May 18
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
Audiobooks are nice to listen to in a car or if you want to do something around the house. Personally, I prefer reading to myself quietly and at my own pace.
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@BelleStarr (61051)
• United States
20 May 18
I have to admit I like to hold a book in my hand.
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
Yes, nothing like the feel and controlling the pace of reading a book.
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@Freelanzer (10745)
• Canada
20 May 18
I would rather read the old fashioned way. Not sure why but I have never been drawn to audio books.
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
I agree with you. I guess I like the control of reading at my own pace, lol.
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@just4him (299832)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 May 18
I've never tried an audiobook but I'd like to try. I do prefer holding a book in my hands.
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@just4him (299832)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 May 18
@dgobucks226 I think it would be the same as listening to old time radio programs.
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
I enjoy reading at my own pace. I might feel rushed keeping up with the audiobook.
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
24 May 18
@just4him I notice as I get older my attention span is not what it was. or else I losing my hearing. I think it may be the latter, lol.
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• India
26 May 18
Well to me , audio-visual books will be cool :) Audio books are definitely good , but visual impacts the memory and the mind and connects it better . Book reading will be preferred more . But it depends on the individual
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
26 May 18
Yes I agree. Having a visual can really add something to book reading.
@LadyDuck (450660)
• Switzerland
21 May 18
Like Icydoll "OLD IS GOLD", I do not like audio books and I do not like e-books, I like real paper books.
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@LadyDuck (450660)
• Switzerland
22 May 18
@dgobucks226 I am distracted by the narrator. There are pages that I like to read slowly, others that I read fast.
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
@LadyDuck Exactly! Sometimes you need to focus on the book's details. Sometimes I will even reread a part over.
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
I find real books stimulates my imagination while reading. Sometimes it is also hard to keep up and process the narration.
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@FayeHazel (40250)
• United States
21 May 18
I like audiobooks most of the time. It allows me to go do other things as I listen. Sometimes they're annoying. If the narrator isn't spot on it can really be unenjoyable, too.
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@FayeHazel (40250)
• United States
22 May 18
@dgobucks226 I love multi tasking. Or multi slacking lol
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
24 May 18
@FayeHazel If we only had as many arms as an octopus
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
Yes, that would be a big plus with audiobooks, you can multitask.
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@peachpurple (13879)
• Malaysia
20 May 18
I prefer ebooks
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
Thanks for your response!
• Cuddalore, India
20 May 18
I am definitely not a fan of audiobooks.
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
Thanks for your input!
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• Cuddalore, India
22 May 18
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@porwest (75949)
• United States
21 May 18
You would think that I would be a fan of audio books considering for work I spend such a considerable amount of time on the road. But I simply cannot listen to them. I much prefer to read a book than have it read to me.
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
22 May 18
I can understand that. I prefer the control of reading a book at my own pace. I would find a narrator disturbing.
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@dgobucks226 (33902)
25 May 18
@porwest Yes, right. Others mentioned that same point Sometimes I have to go back and reread a section to make sure I did not misinterpret something.
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@porwest (75949)
• United States
25 May 18
@dgobucks226 Plus, I find it hard to really get as deeply into the narrative as when I read it for whatever reason.
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• United States
21 May 18
I would prefer reading the old fashioned way but I don't mind turning to audio books occasionally, especially when I am in the middle of other things or want to be knowledgeable about a book and its contents but don't want to devote the time to sit down and read. They especially saved me a lot of time in highschool and college and were great for filling the silence on road trips when I didn't want to listen to the radio.
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