Audio books have been around for quite some time. In fact, it's being use now in schools and in some public libraries to help and guide young children to read. For sure, some of you might experience listening to someone whispering the words written in a book. One of the great advantages of audio book setup was that the book can now be enjoyed by the blind and illiterate.
While I'm on a long road trip, I usually listen to mp3 Audio Books or mp3 music as my pastime. It's a good remedy to boredom and a great way to pass the time and can lessen the irritation over heavy traffic. The soothing sounds of the narrator kept my attention that by the time we get to our destination, it didn't feel like we've been on the road for a long time. Nothing ever made the time pass this quick (except sleeping, of course).
Actually, even for short trips, listening to audio book is a great thing to do. You can listen to informational types of audio book, where you can learn about something or how a specific thing is being done. Learning new skills while traveling and looking out the window is definitely a great thing to do while traveling.
In case you feel you don't do well with audio processing of book content, try to listen to different genres, from fiction to audio books about learning a new language (which I am currently listening to), to see if some work better than the others. Like for me, I noticed that there are certain topics that I easily digest if I listen to it than reading it.
Just have fun listening to different genres of books. It's worth experimenting. You never know what your next favorite book might be.
How about you? Have you tried audio books yet?
Photo Credit: Audio Books Library by Lester Public Library