Over the past few years, I’ve noticed a shift, not just myself, but most of my friends around me too, where long gone are the days of physical books. While we can never let go of the learned calmness that we feel when reading a book on a rainy afternoon, or in front of a warm fireplace wrapped in a cozy blanket, audiobooks have sneaked in and carved out a special place in our hearts.
I find that I’ll get home from work, wear my awesome Bose headphones, and whip out my latest audiobook. I’ve noticed going through books 10 times as faster, especially if you’re able to still understand at a quicker speed. I’m still evaluating the impacts to how much I’m retaining at these speeds, but hey, we’re humans, we adapt.
If you’d like to try out audiobooks, Audible provides a great service for just that. I have a special offer for my visitors to try it out – Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks – nothing beats listening to our former First Lady Michelle Obama tell her inspiring story.
Try it for yourself and share any good reads…erm, listens that you come across. I’ve recently been swept away by the Patternmaster: The Patternist Series by Octavia E. Butler – book 2!