Musing Mondays – AudioBooks

Do you listen to audiobooks? Why, or why not?

I do listen to audiobooks, but only ones without annoying narrators and ones I don’t have to pay too much attentiont to. This enables me to multitask. I am an avid cross stitcher and so if I pop in an audiobook, I can get some reading done, as well as some cross stitching. However, I have to be careful with listening to audiobooks because I am prone to letting my mind wander, and when/if that happens, then I have to backtrack to try to figure out what is going on. A lot of times I like to listen to audiobooks that I have already read because if I miss some of the plot, it is okay because I know what happened. And finally, whenever I listen to an audiobook, I always like to have a copy of the book handy so that I can track where I am and see the spellings of character names, and if I come across passages that I cannot believe I just heard what I heard, I can look it up in the book and see for myself. I know that is weird, but it is how I am.

I am currently listening to Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. I have already read the book (though I only read the first half of both the 3rd and 4th books so I am hoping having them on audio will help me push through them). In addition, I am listening to Outlander by Diana Gabaldon on audio. This is good because it is such a big book that I get intimidated by its size. Please I hate actually reading dialect sounds so hearing it really helps (like “canna” for “can not” and “dinna” for “do not”, etc)… It absolutely drives my brain insane!

So what about you? Do you like AudioBooks? Why or why not? Please post a comment and let me know!

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