Monday, April 30, 2012

Musing Mondays #1 (April 30)

Musing Mondays is hosted by MizB at the blog Should Be Reading
This weeks question:
Do you listen to audiobooks? If not, why not? And, if so, what has been on of your favorites so far?

I have actually never listened to a single audiobook before. It's not that I have a reason to dislike them. I just always thought it took the point out of reading, and wouldn't give you the same appreciation for the story as reading would. It would be almost like listening to music, and when doing so I get completely distracted, and get the need to work on other things, my brain just wanders too much for audiobooks. Then, I always here these reviews where the people portraying the characters sound nothing like they are written, and that makes me nervous that I'd be put off by the story, even though the book is probably amazing, but I'll never know now. 

Audiobooks are incredibly expensive as well, and my library doesn't have very good ones from what I've seen. Also, I feel if someone is reading for you room for interpretation is completely out the window. I know the narrator said she had blonde hair, and your explaining it to me, but I want her to be brunette. That's what I do sometimes while I read, if that makes sense. With an audiobook with the constant talking I couldn't picture anything else, or use my own imagination. Who knows maybe I'll listen to an audiobook someday if people have an amazing recommendation, until then I'll stick to good old reading.

Happy reading/listening! :)


  1. This Musing has given me so many great ideas! I'm going to try audiobooks again, especially on my commute. It didn't even dawn on me to try the library for them. :-)

    1. Good luck finding some at your library, I'm sure it will help with the commute! (: