First audio book experience
Posted December 6, 2016on:
I have never actually “read” an entire book by audio. I am not sure why, but I am going to start on my first one today.
I have listened to bits and chapters because they were either samples or someone was playing something during a road trip. But I have never decided to read a book, or rather, have it read to me, despite all the audible.com offers in YouTube videos or podcasts.
I listen to podcasts of people I enjoy. I watch some of these people on YouTube. But I do not buy any of their books because they do not write about education.
Even though audio books have been around for a while, I wondered why I did not take the plunge. Perhaps I have not been read to since I was a child. Perhaps who reads it might make a difference. Perhaps I already read so much via my RSS and Twitter feeds that I might not have the bandwidth to read any more.
So why try an audio book only now? I find myself with a bit more spare time because I have “closed accounts” for the year. I would also like to learn how to use a new app. In particular, I want to know how easy it will be to find and use juicy quotes from what I “read”.
What will I be reading? Todd Rose’s The End of Average.
How am I reading it? With the Overdrive app, the default of many public libraries.
Shh, don’t bug me. I’m reading.