Thursday, June 24, 2010

When Do You Listen to Audiobooks?




Devourer of Books is hosting Audiobook Week June 21st-25th.  Want to participate?  Head on over to her blog for details.

As most of you probably know by now, I do most of my audiobook listening in my car.  I don't have a long drive to work (anymore), but it is enough time that I get a little bit read everyday.  Sometimes it takes me a week or more to finish an audiobook, but I can actually say I am progressing and finishing those books.

I can't completely explain it, but the audiobooks in my car help me concentrate.  When I was driving so far to work everyday, the audiobooks were a real blessing.  Sometimes listening to the radio or my music CDs I felt myself getting drowsy while I was driving.  Something about the audiobooks kept my mind engaged and I never felt that way while listening to an audiobook I was enjoying.  I also get migraines from time to time, and the audiobooks helped me concentrate on something other than my migraine long enough for me to drive home.  I can't say enough about what they have done for me, but I do love them.

My husband and I have on occasion also listened to audiobooks together instead of watching TV.  It is kind of a nice change of pace, and when you can't find anything on TV to watch, it just makes sense to listen an audiobook. 

When do you listen to audiobooks?

3 comments:

  1. My husband and I have talked about listening to an audiobook together while going on our morning walk. The trick would be finding something we both like!

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  2. Agreeing on an audiobook can be the hardest part for us too. For the most part my husband trusts me to pick out something he will enjoy too, but on occasions I let him pick something I might not have picked myself. He usually does a pretty good job too.

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  3. I totally agree, audiobooks definitely help keep my mind engaged and I focus more attention on the road than when listening to music, because my brain doesn't just wander off somewhere.

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