Are you one of those persons who think listening to audiobooks is cheating? Audiobook narrators bring life into books. Audiobooks are reading of the recording of the complete or a reduced version of a text. This medium attracted the book retailers since 1980. They started presenting the books in this medium directly on the bookshelves. The production process involves a narrator, director, and a well-known studio engineer. In case any mistake has been made while recording, then the narrator stops it immediately, and take the time to go through the norms all over again. In recent times, technological advancements have the paved the way for the recording done by independent storytellers in reliable and advanced home studios. Let us discuss some reasons as to why we love these audiobooks.
Preference of medium
Some people prefer this medium of learning over the traditional medium. If you do not read much, then you should explore this medium and see if this helps you with learning. For those people who are fond of print, you should not scorn audiobooks.
Better retention and reinforcement
If you read a book first and then you listen to the audio version, then you will retain and reinforce more information. So a combination of those two formats works out best especially for students having difficulty in mastering some difficult concepts. In the case of audiobooks, you can listen to segments quite a few times, so that the content is grasped satisfactorily. Replaying is possible immediately or after extended periods.
Learning at a faster pace
It can take some time to go through a book. Listening to audiobooks can speed up the process of learning. You are not going back and rereading. You are not taking unnecessary breaks, and you are not getting distracted easily. You can learn new words, and you will gain a better knowledge of pronunciation while listening.
Saving of time
One can listen to an audiobook while doing other tasks. Such tasks may include exercising, gardening, doing laundry or commuting in public transport. They are adequate for any repetitive tasks that do not require much focus.
Audiobooks have the capability of uplifting your mood just like good music. Reading inspirational quotes can be great, but the effect is more by actually listening to the voice of a person who inspires you to do great things. Sometimes you may be overwhelmed by the size of epics. They are easier to cover in audio format.
Effective in grasping concepts
Some books such as biographies are better off heard in an audio format than text. Conceptual books are also good to listen because you do not require knowing the minute details of research. It works out great so long as you can grasp the major concepts. There may be books which are apparently lifeless but choosing an audiobook may be a better option. An audio format makes the book more interesting. When you are listening, you may react emotionally which you hardly do while reading.
Convenient to use
They are very convenient to use. You can have them on your phone, computer or in your car. The easy accessibility of the contents helps in quickly continuing from the portion you left off previously. You may need to find a quiet place to start reading, but with audiobooks, this is not required. Irrespective of the location or the noise level you can just pick it and start listening.
Selecting an audiobook
Audiobooks are now used for teaching children to read and enhance their comprehension skills. They are also helpful for the visually impaired. If you are new to this format, then choose these kinds of books from different websites of public libraries. They have a broad range of such books which are integrated with various platforms and devices.