TTT: 10 Reasons Why I Love Audiobooks

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


10 Reasons Why I Love Audiobooks

This week’s topic was a freebie, so I decided to go with something super easy.

  1. I can read while I am on the computer. A lot of my reasons are along the lines of “I can read while …” but they are all slightly different. And being on the computer can sometimes get a little dull unless you can entertain yourself another way. Audiobooks are perfect.
  2. I can read while I work. I used to read at the office, but I’m at home now, so I love reading while I do my chores. It makes the work go so much faster.
  3. I can read in the car. I’m the main driver. Both of my adult children have anxiety issues around driving, so I drive all the time. I feel like I live in my car. I love being able to listen to a story instead of the radio. I like music, but I hate commercials. And books are even better. Sometimes I just sit in the car to finish a chapter.
  4. I can get books for free. My library has a big catalog of audiobooks, and it’s easy to find something I want to read. Even if they don’t have it, I can put it on hold and it’s pretty fast.
  5. Good narration can add so much to the story. It’s like a whole added dimension. This is especially true if the book is set in a different country or time period, or has a lot of words or dialect I’m not familiar with.
  6. The audio format can increase the suspense. I do usually listen at 1.25 speed, but that still gives me plenty of time to get on the edge of my seat, dying to know what’s going to happen next, but I can’t skip ahead as easily as I could with a physical book.
  7. Perfect for when I’m sick. Sometimes when I don’t feel good, I don’t feel like reading either. But for some reason, I can concentrate better on an audiobook.
  8. It makes me feel like a kid again, with someone reading me a story. I love that feeling.

That’s only 8 for today, but they’re pretty solid! Let me know in the comments what you like – or don’t like – about audiobooks. Happy reading!


11 thoughts on “TTT: 10 Reasons Why I Love Audiobooks

  1. I’m impressed you can listen to audiobooks and drive safely at the same time! I find that I get too distracted when I do that unless I’m listening to something really sedate. You must be an awesome driver. 🙂

    My TTT .

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