Audiobooks are the new thing.
I can listen to one a week with ease.
However, there are cons to it as reader and especially as a writer. I've only recently noticed this and so decided to mention it here.
The cons of listening to audiobooks:
1. You don’t see the vocabulary or grammar of what is written
This is major. As a writer, and even a reader, you need to see how the words are written, how the sentences are formed. The grammar and vocabulary is important and seeing it is much different than hearing it. This is why I'm trying to read more physical books rather than audiobooks.
2. You’re probably multitasking.
While listening and it’s not a good thing
3. Difficult to follow if distracted
There are certain times when I completely tune out and have to rewind to where I last remembered.
4. Scanning and skipping isn’t as easy
It's not as simple as skimming through a book or going back to check on a certain story element you need clarified or forgot about.
5. You or the app loses your “page”
O.M.G worse thing ever. I pray this never happens to you.
6. Don’t like the narrator’s voice
There have been at least 5 books that I loved the premise and story but the narrator's voice totally rubbed me off. I have yet to pick up the physical book after not liking the audio version. I hope to change this.
So what do you think? Do you agree or disagree? What did I miss?
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