Monday, July 8, 2024

Why I'm a fan of listening to audio books *now*

For a while, I was unsure about the idea of 'listening' to books. However, for some reason, I decided to subscribe to Audible last month and have now made the choice to continue the subscription after the trial period. 

The two compelling reasons which convinced me were:

  • Enjoying fiction: While I usually prefer marking, highlighting, and adding comments to non-fiction books, I discovered the joy of listening to fiction books like Dune and Crime and Punishment. This experience adds a delightful twist and brings excitement to my daily reading routine.
  • Enhancing retention of non-fiction: To boost retention, give listening to non-fiction books a try after reading them once. You'll be amazed at how much you can remember and discuss in conversations. Perhaps it's because different parts of the brain engage with the information, forming stronger neural connections.

I'd suggest giving it a go. I'll come back to this post a few months later to share a review of this idea from a longer time frame perspective.   

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