7 Pros and seven Cons of Audiobooks
I merely finished my first audiobook. And yes it was an experience worth sharing:
I became reading reviews and websites and tweets about Seth Godin's newest book, Linchpin. Attended a couple of bookshops going to work/home; it was not available. I really went to Amazon.com to order one. I had been at Amazon after a number of years, and it was surprised to determine the options available: Kindle (ebook download), hardcover, paperback, audio CD and audio download. Audio download appeared as if the fastest option i really checked it. I had to spend to Audible.com - an Amazon company, where a good download had been offered for USD7.49 with a brand new membership! I enrolled, paid the cash, downloaded the ebook, and commenced listening to it without delay! The huge benefits:
1. It's fast. I had been playing the book after just a couple 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 inside my commute from work.
4. It's safe. A reproduction each in my computer, iPhone and backup will probably last (damage-free) as long as I wish.
5. It will require no space. So less clutter. Donrrrt worry about if they should keep, sell off, recycle or give-away.
6. It's environment-friendly. No paper, ink, chemicals.
7. It's comfortable. For someone who spends lots of time in front of computers or books, a great break for your eyes. You are able to listen while standing, walking or lying down.
And also the disadvantages:
1. You need technology - computer, Internet connection, applications like iTunes, and power source
2. You'll need a handheld device to maximize the use of audiobooks - iPhone, iPod or any other Music player
3. You want a plastic card for online purchase
4. You can't share. I enjoy giving away my books to anyone who might enjoy/benefit. Most audiobooks is not shared on multiple computers/accounts.
5. You can not refer as easily. I love to get back on particular passages within my favorite books for inspiration/information/sharing. In audiobooks, you are able to fast-forward to chapters however it is hard to visit the exact passage you are interested in.
6. It is possible to lose it easily - until you have a great backup system.
7. You then become anti-social. The chances of you interesting conversations with strangers greatly diminish in case you bypass with headphones with your ears.
On balance, It depends upon your thoughts, circumstances and in many cases the sort of book you wish to read. Please take a couple of minutes to express your views through comments: Have you ever tried an audiobook? If not, will you? What other pros and cons are you able to think about?
Last updated 149 days ago by audio98books