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26 Nov 2016

7 Pros and 7 Cons of Audiobooks

I just finished my first audiobook. Also it was an event worth sharing:

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I was reading reviews and blog articles and tweets about Seth Godin's newest book, Linchpin. Went to a few bookshops walking on to work/home; it wasn't available. So I visited to acquire one. I became at Amazon from a number of years, and it was surprised to see your options available: Kindle (ebook download), hardcover, paperback, audio CD and audio download. Audio download looked like the fastest option therefore i checked it. It took me to - an Amazon company, where a solid download had been offered for USD7.49 with a brand new membership! I joined, paid the bucks, downloaded the novel, and began paying attention to it right away! The rewards:

1. It's fast. I became paying attention to it after only a few clicks in short while.
2. It's cheap. Book versions were USD13-25.
3. It's convenient. I copied the file to my iPhone to pay attention in doing my commute both to and from work.
4. It's safe. A duplicate each on my computer, iPhone and backup probably will last (damage-free) as long as If only.
5. It takes no space. So less clutter. Dont worry about if they should keep, unload, recycle or give-away.
6. It's environment-friendly. No paper, ink, chemicals.
7. It's comfortable. For someone who spends a lot of time in front of computers or books, this is a great break for your eyes. You can listen while standing, walking or laying.

As well as the disadvantages:

1. You will need technology - computer, Throttle, applications like iTunes, and power
2. You need a handheld device to maximize using audiobooks - iPhone, iPod or another Mp3 music player
3. You need a plastic card for online purchase
4. You simply can't share. I enjoy offering my books to someone who might enjoy/benefit. Most audiobooks can not be shared on multiple computers/accounts.
5. You cannot refer as fast. I like to return to particular passages inside my favorite books for inspiration/information/sharing. In audiobooks, you'll be able to fast-forward to chapters but it's hard to see a exact passage you are looking for.
6. You'll be able to lose it easily - if you don't possess a good backup system.
7. You in turn become anti-social. Your odds of interesting conversations with strangers greatly diminish should you move around with headphones with your ears.

On balance, It is determined by your thoughts, circumstances as well as the sort of book you want to read. Relax and take a few minutes to talk about your views through comments: Perhaps you have tried an audiobook? If not, will you? Any alternative benefits and drawbacks can you think about? short stories


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