Listening to a book counts as having read it.
Listening while driving or working out can be distracting, so it's best if the narrator doesn't talk too much over music. If there's a lot of dialogue between characters, it may be difficult for someone who isn't used to listening closely enough: In this case, try turning off the music and just listening carefully!
Listening to a book may help you remember it better.
Here's how this works: Your eyes and ears take up different parts of your brain, so when they work together, they make it easier for your brain to retain new information. Listening helps stimulate more neurons which makes it easier for the synapses in these neurons to fire together as a group (instead of individually). When these synapses fire together repeatedly over time, this strengthens their connections with each other which allows them all to work better together in future tasks requiring memory recall or recognition.
Listening to books can be very relaxing.
You can listen to books while multitasking.
While listening to an audiobook, you can also do other things at the same time:
- You could listen to an audiobook while driving, biking, running, walking, etc
- Instead of having the TV on for background noise, instead, you could listen while answering basic work emails
- You could listen to one while working out at the gym (known as "gymtimidation")
- You may even be able to listen during household chores like cleaning or cooking -- although this is not recommended with all books
If you have trouble reading, listening to books may be an option for you.
If you are participating in a reading challenge, listening to audiobooks will help you get more done.
Listening to an audiobook is great for people who have limited time and energy for reading. You can listen while doing other things: driving, cooking, cleaning the house or exercising at the gym. Listening to audiobooks also works well if you have trouble sitting still long enough to read a book or if reading has become boring for you over time because there's just nothing new or exciting about it anymore; it's been so long since your last interesting book that now all books seem boring by comparison!
There are many ways that listening to audiobooks count!
Listening to audiobooks is a great way to relax and enjoy your favorite stories.
Listening to audiobooks is a great way to learn more about the world around you, as well as expand your knowledge base in other areas.
Listening to audiobooks can help you get more done each day, whether it's listening on your commute home from work or while doing chores around the house.
Want to give audiobooks a try? Download them for free from your local library using the Libby app! The only downside to borrowing from the library is the waitlist! Alternatively, try subscriptions services like Scribd and Audible. I've used Scribd for years and love it because there is no limit to how much you can listen to every month. Audible comes through in the clutch when there's a audiobook I want to listen to right away that not readily available on Libby or Scribd.
Comment below with your favorite app to listen to audiobooks.