Question of the Week:
Do you believe audio books are the future and why do believe? (Submitted by Vicki Lee)
I don't think audio books will replace print books, but I do think they will become very popular and give print books a run for their money.
Audio books are very convenient since we are all quite busy. Audio books can be listened to while doing household chores so you can as they say: "kill two birds with one stone."
The only thing I don't like about audio books is the same thing I don't like about e-books. It is not easy to go back and find some fact or name you missed.
Looking forward to everyone's answers.ReplyDelete
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I think there's a place for audio books but don't think they'll ever replace print. First of all, they can be expensive and second of all, you have to have something to play them on.ReplyDelete
I like this thinking. :)Delete
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I don't think they will replace print books or books in e-format. That being said, I'm so pleased that the wide selection of audiobooks now has encouraged people who didn't think they had 'time' for reading to enjoy them. I have a daughter who doesn't read much in print, but she is addicted to audiobooks. And I'm all for that. :-)ReplyDelete
That is wonderful your daughter enjoys audiobooks.Delete
Thanks for stopping and sharing this, Kay.
And sometimes it's not as thrilling to hear someone read a book to you than hearing the words run through your own head.ReplyDelete
So true, Stefanie.Delete
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I agree -- audio books can be very convenient, such as when one's hands are otherwise occupied. But, as you say, it's not easy to find where you left off listening.ReplyDelete
I think there's a place in our world for all three formats -- printed books, audio books, and ebooks. However, for me, printed books reign supreme!
Happy Reading! Have a GREAT weekend!! : )
Definitely a place for all three formats.Delete
I like an audio when I am cooking or cleaning. :)
I don't listen that often, but it is nice when I do have one.
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I never thought about the being able to check or review things in terms of audio. Excellent point, Elizabeth!ReplyDelete
Here's my Book Blogger Hop answer.
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I agree but I also believe the narrator can ruin a good book.ReplyDelete
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So true.....the narrator is very important.Delete
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That is another complaint I have about audiobooks. It's especially hard when you are driving to rewind.ReplyDelete
It is too hard to find your place whether you are driving or not. :)Delete
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