Myself I have always hated books, I just can't get myself to read them. Recently I've found an audio book for the Hunger Games (after watching the movie) and I love it!
I wonder if there are people like me or wether people in general would listen to an audio book (this one is ~11 hours long) instead of reading the book itself.
What are you thoughts on this?
Answer by TechJohnson · May 26, 2012 at 12:12 AM
I have never been the biggest fan of books, or reading for that matter. The only reading that I'll do is online. I won't read an actual book, only blogs, emails and instant messages. So, that brings me to my answer. I'm a huge fan of audio books. Since I'm in the field of graphic/web design, I'm always listening to something. An audio book is a great way to gain knowledge, but I prefer music over an audio book. If I am in the mood of learning, which is frequently, I'll listen to an informational audio book.
Answer by AlanStryder · May 27, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I do both, actually. It just depends on the book and the circumstance.
If a book requires concentration, like a technical text book, then a physical book is best as I can easily flip to a reference page. Novels (or other books that can easily be read from start to finish like biographies and the like) I tend to enjoy on a tablet.
Lower age group novels like The Hunger Games, or if, say, a comedian I like writes a non-fiction book then I'll listen to it as an audio book while I'm doing some other activity like playing a video game or something.
Answer by IamTechCrazy · May 27, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I like to listen to the audio book and follow along with the book. Sometimes I can't do it because I can read faster than the person talking.
Or I'll listen to the audio book then read later, one chapter at a time.
Answer by gia_ekklesias_tou_xristou · May 30, 2012 at 10:19 PM
I'm going with the ipad for shorter stuff (kindle app installed of course!) and a cheap kobbo e-book reader for longer books. For reference books in my domain (theology), I buy them as e-books with a specific piece of software designed for e-books in the domain of theology, and finally for hardcover if I only buy hardcover books that are not in print and that are long and there is no good ebook form. ALso books that I read regularly (my Bible, various referencebooks, Prayerbooks, etc) or books that I think I may give away at some point, I will buy the hard copy.
As for audiobooks, I only do so for shorter books and if I have a road trip or something.
Answer by lasaboy · May 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM
I have been an avid reader since my mother read to me as a child, I did the same for my daughter, like me, she can lose herself in a good book, ok so it is escapism, but it's not as dangerous as drugs or alcohol and always leaves you thinking, audio books lack something for me, although with my eye sight failing, I suppose I will have to go that way one day, such is life! Ned Kelly said that just before they hung him!!!