I like to think I read a lot. But honestly, I have a lot of unread books. I struggle to find the time and energy to read every day. Which leaves me slightly frustrated. So I went on a lookout for a speed reading course. I found a few, tried one, and got incredibly disappointing results …
… so I looked for another alternative. That brought me to audio books.
Why audio books?
Listening to a book is easier than actually reading one from my experience. I now listen to a book on my way to work, in the gym or when traveling. It’s great. It’s fun. And best of a all, it’s easy.
Honestly, for fiction books, I still prefer a good old paperback. However for non-fiction books, listening to the audio version is a huge time saver.
Where to buy audio books?
There’s plenty of places. I prefer Amazon. They have Audible.com, which has one of the largest collections of audio books, and it won’t actually cost you more than the actual paperback or even eBook. In many cases, you’ll actually save money. Just download it to your phone, and you’re good to go. It’s really that easy, cheap and simple.
You could always google it and see what other vendors come up. There’s a few I have used, but it depends where you live and what kind of books you’re looking for. Some do a deal, such as a monthly subscription. So it also depends on how much you will reading (or listing if we want to be more accurate).
There are a few drawbacks however. You can miss half a book, as you’re prone to not concentrating when walking around. You can’t really highlight and take notes on an audio book either. But the pros definitely outweigh the cons.
So stop making excuses for not reading. Get downloading, and save time while getting smarter fast.
Let me know what your thoughts are on audio books and whether you listen or read to your books.