Today I would like to share with you my first audiobook experience. I thought it would be a good idea to give it a try after my daily commute increased to an hour a day. I felt like that’s a lot of time I’m wasting, not doing anything and so I got Audible.
The first book I chose to listen to was ‘Do androids dream of electric sheep?’ by Philip K. Dick. Some of you may know already, but that is the novel that inspired the movie Blade Runner. My review of the book should come out this Friday so keep an eye on that!
I have mixed feelings about audiobooks thus far. It is a really handy way to get more ‘reading’ done, but it isn’t perfect by any means. I have found it difficult to maintain focus on what was being said, I might have fully listened to only about 50% of the novel, the rest feels scattered.
As a reviewer, what I found to be one of biggest disadvantages was lack of quotes and the spelling of names. I couldn’t highlight the bits and pieces I’d like to include in my review and I will now have to look for them online.
The narrator plays a big role in it, however I don’t really want to dive deep into this part of audiobooks, because I have only ever listened to one. I am looking forward to trying out more.
Having said all that, I would love to improve my ability to listen to audiobooks, do you have any tips on how to maintain focus on what is being said? I’d like to improve it.
Do you listen to audiobooks? What is your experience with them? Let me know down in the comment section below!