Why Audiobooks Are Better Than Print Books

audiobooks, print booksI’m always surprised by the hesitancy with which some people approach audiobooks. Despite their ability to offer consumers a uniquely beneficial experience with the text, the format is frequently met with reservations.

Last month, Daniel Berkowitz discussed some of those misgivings in his piece “Audiobooks Make Me Feel Like I’m Cheating” for this publication. Berkowitz wonders if we can consider audiobooks on par with books; if the reading experience is still pure if you’re multitasking; if “reading” is an appropriate verb for consuming audiobooks; and if one can remain loyal to their love of books if they listen to audio.

My answer is yes—to all of the above. And it might come as no surprise that I actually think that reading is better in audio.

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