Some recent statistics about reading books are very sad, as they show that people don’t read anymore. Some of them don’t buy a book in a year and there are also adult persons who aren’t even able to read a book. Many people claim that they don’t have the necessary time to read. This is probably why audiobooks were created in the first place.
People who don’t read are less prepared and therefore, less qualified in life, in general. They get to work in less-paid jobs and their children will have as raw-model parents who don’t like learning.
However, people who read will continue to do it no matter what and to fill their own bookshelves with their favorite books, whether we talk about paperback or electronic books. And for those who don’t have time to read, but they still love books, the audiobooks are the perfect invention.
Audiobooks – what are they?
A book that comes in an audio format is known as an audiobook. I’m sure you already heard about it. But what is, exactly, an audiobook? Well, exactly as its name says, it is an audio book. It is a book that you don’t read but listen.
An audiobook can be written to a CD, a memory stick or you can download it and copy it on any electronic device you prefer. However, it is important to understand that you need to buy audiobooks, not download them from pirate sites.
5 reasons to buy audiobooks
Here are some reasons why you should buy audiobooks.
- You can listen to an audiobook while you’re driving your car, while you are getting caught in traffic, or in other such moments when you don’t actually do something. In this way, you’ll use those moments to learn something. Listening to audiobooks while driving, in traffic or while waiting somewhere for your turn, you will be able to have more books in a year-round, which you would probably not have the time to read. This way, the time will become a well-used one rather than lost time.
- Listening to audiobooks helps you learn and keep in mind better than when reading. It is shown that more people prefer listening to information rather than reading it, and this is not because of their convenience, but because this is how we are built. This is why students need a teacher to talk to them and explain them the lesson prior to the students reading the lesson at home to better learn it.
- Audiobooks seem to be “alive”. There are some people who consider audiobooks more “human” than a paperback book and closer to their soul. The actors’ voices, inflections and intonations may determine the text to flow more fluently, “warmer”, pointing out the action and making certain psychological barriers disappear in receiving the message of the book. You can hence appreciate books that would feel dull or difficult to understand when read.
- By listening to audiobooks, you learn to better listen to other people when they talk to you. You become more comprehensible and you’ll be able to better communicate with everyone. You will become more empathetic and enjoyable in society.
- If you’ll mix audiobooks with paperback books, you’ll learn easier. According to studies, listening to a book while you also read it spectacularly increases the learning performance.
What do you think about audiobooks? Do you listen to such books? Are they progress in literature and reading or not?