Do you hear Tolstoy exercising, or Hemingway while traveling, or Borges while working in the kitchen?
Man has been listening and telling stories for thousands of years. But now technology is changing these universal stories. Nowadays, the practice of listening to audio books is growing all over the world and people are rediscovering the book through it.
There is no difference between listening and reading a story. The goal is to enjoy creation, whatever the method.
What are the benefits of listening to audio books? Below is a review of 12 such benefits.
You can listen to audio books while doing other things
You can listen to the book while exercising, driving or cooking in the kitchen. Obviously, these things are not possible while reading a normal book.
They are ‘hands free’
There are some elders who find it difficult to read the original book and turn the page. They can also benefit from audio boxes.
They are read aloud by good speakers
When listening to a story, the personality of the narrator also gets involved.
The soundtracks of many sound books are excellent actors which means they can change the voice for different characters and listen to dialogues in a dramatic way. This increases the interest.
Long journey is well cut
Long journeys can be quite boring, but if accompanied by a good sound book, the journey becomes pleasant.
They provide good company
How boring when you’re lost in the fabric of an interesting story?
It takes you to another world!
Going to the office every day is a tedious task. But in the meanwhile a good sound book can take your attention to another world.
Why get stuck in a car when you can spend time with a character in an interesting story?
With their help, even boring things become interesting
There is no escaping the daily tedious tasks that you have to do in every situation.
However, when washing dishes, cleaning or ironing, you can also make these tasks interesting by playing an audio book on headphones.
It can also increase your potential.
Life is easy for people who have difficulty reading
Writing is difficult for children and adults with dyslexia. But sound books can change their lives.
Also, audio books are no less a blessing for the blind or the visually impaired.
According to a research, listening to stories helps paralyzed patients.
Listen to the book together with others
Ordinary books can be read by one person at a time, but many people can enjoy playing audio books on the speaker.
In this way the pleasure you get from a book is doubled. These people can also comment on this book later if they want.
For many, sound books are a cure for insomnia. This is because when listening to audio books, your attention is focused on one side only, which makes it easier to fall asleep.
Sound books take us back to childhood
When you listen to audio books, you come to a time when your elders used to tell you stories.
Many audio books are free!
Free audio books are available on many websites on the Internet, including an audio library of Urdu books.
The BBC itself presents many books in audio format and the list goes on and on.