Why I Love Audiobooks

So I have seen a lot of the posts that say something like

‘If you think listening to audiobooks is actually reading you’re cancelled’

I used to think like that but then I actually listened to an audiobook. I don’t wanna talk too much more about that because I feel like it is very negative and if you want to talk about it there are plenty of people on twitter willing to argue for days. What I do want to talk about it why I love audiobooks so much.

1. Long Drives

To drive home for the holidays I have to drive for around 5 hours. That is a long time to just do nothing. I used to listen to the radio but then that just gets dull. The radio just plays the same 10 songs on repeat… Also I like to drive through the night to avoid traffic and nightime radio gets weird. 

Audiobooks really changed driving for me. I am genuinely excited for these long drives because of how much reading I can get done. So far I have listened to 7 audiobooks just this year and most of them I listened to while driving, because I drive a lot. Since July I have listened to 41 hours. That is a lot of journeys.

2. I Can Read Books That Have Been On My TBR For A While

Most of the books that I have listened to have been ones on my tbr that I have had for a while but never got round to buying. So I use my free credit to try and clean up my older tbr. This is why I picked up Cinder. Then I ended up listening to and loving the whole series. I think if I hadn’t listened to it then I probably still wouldn’t have read it and I would still be missing out.

3. Re-reading Faves

This year have read Red Sister and Grey Sister in physical copies but also re-read them through audiobook. If you haven’t been on my blog on twitter very long you might not know how obsessed and how much I love this series. But I do. I only started it this year and I have already re-read them because they were just that good. I never usually reread because I just don’t have the time, but now I do thanks to audiobooks.

4. The Narrators

I love it when I find a good narrator. They are so much better than just me in my head. I think the narrators really make or break an audiobook. I also often wonder if I would have enjoyed books as much if I had read them myself rather than listen to them. Right now I am loving The Diviners series which I have only ever listened to. The Narrator, January LaVoy, is fantastic. She has a very distinctively different voice for every character and even sings the parts that are supposed to be sung. I have thought if I would have loved it as much if I didn’t have her reading it to me. I guess I’ll never know… Until I try listening to a book that I have DNF’d which I do plan on doing with some.

If you like audiobooks tell me which ones are your favourites to listen to! Do you have any favourite Narrators? 

Thank you for reading, don’t forget to check out my twitter and instagram! Or maybe buy me a Ko-fi? xoxox 

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15 thoughts on “Why I Love Audiobooks

  1. Audiobooks are the best! I’ve listened to so many books I probably wouldn’t have picked up otherwise. Also, an amazing audiobook is A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. Narrated by Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy!) and he does a brilliant job. Really enhances the story

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