Audiobooks - are they the future?

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All In London
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Posted: Tuesday the 14th April 2009 at 15:54


Audiobooks - are they the future?


I've bought and listened to a few audiobooks from iTunes just lately and I have to say I've enjoyed listening to them far more than I enjoy reading.

I find it difficult to stay focused for long enough to read a good chunk of a book, audiobooks can just play in the background. You don't get the sense of achievement that you get when finishing a book though.

Does anyone else 'read' audiobooks?


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Posted: Tuesday the 14th April 2009 at 21:03


i could never read an 'audio' book, i'm not that much into reading anyways but listening to someone else tell me the book sounds really boring lol even though i dont read that much, when i do i really enjoy it (depending on the book of course lol)


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Posted: Thursday the 16th April 2009 at 08:07


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I've bought and listened to a few audiobooks from iTunes just lately and I have to say I've enjoyed listening to them far more than I enjoy reading.

I find it difficult to stay focused for long enough to read a good chunk of a book, audiobooks can just play in the background. You don't get the sense of achievement that you get when finishing a book though.

Does anyone else 'read' audiobooks?


I would be worried if it was the future, reading gives you mental space and your imagination a chance to work. Children need to experience this, adults need time out too.

I think they have their place, but lets hope books keep their place at top of the list. Reading


mistakenplane
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Posted: Friday the 24th April 2009 at 09:54


Not the future for me, you dont get the same sense of losing yourself in the world of the book which you do when reading.

But some are brilliant, especially the Harry Potters read by Sir Stephen of Fry!


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Posted: Monday the 27th April 2009 at 12:47


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Not the future for me, you dont get the same sense of losing yourself in the world of the book which you do when reading.

But some are brilliant, especially the Harry Potters read by Sir Stephen of Fry!


I bet he is fabby !! I just love that bloke


All In London
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Posted: Monday the 27th April 2009 at 15:50


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But some are brilliant, especially the Harry Potters read by Sir Stephen of Fry!



Didn't know he'd done those, will have a listen.

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Posted: Tuesday the 12th May 2009 at 12:39


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But some are brilliant, especially the Harry Potters read by Sir Stephen of Fry!



Didn't know he'd done those, will have a listen.

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