Many of us are book lovers and we want to read books whenever we get the chance. In its original form, paper-based books are not only source of information and learning, but also a way to entertain people. Children and young adults should be given a chance to open book. They may rediscover the joy that stories and books may bring. Books are essential, although we may not discover our love of reading until our 20’s and 30’s. We should have great passion for books and there are ways to instil the reading habit for children. As an example, parents may read stories to their children and this is one of the important habits of parenting.
Unfortunately, the activity of reading book can’t be comfortably performed everywhere, although the book itself is portable. In road trips, inside the cramped cars; it can be less ideal to read books. We also can’t read books while standing for 30 minutes in cramped subway trains. There are other places where book reading may not appropriate. The solution to this problem is audiobook and it can be a remedy that can improve our experience. Audiobooks can be played in the car stereo, allowing drivers to listen to books being read. This will eliminate much of the boredom during commute.
With high portability of smartphones, we can use audiobooks in MP3 formats and use these devices as portable players. We should be able to turn many unproductive activities into quality listening time, such as while we are in queue or when we are trapped in traffic jam. For many people, it may take more than an hour for them to commute to work and back to home. We should be able to enjoy every minute of it. Our mind will stay active during the commute period and we will be more active at the office. Other than reading latest novels, some text-to-voice apps can read news and latest publications for us. However, the machine-generated speech will sound less natural that audiobooks that are read by real, experienced people.
With audiobooks, the usual wasted time can be made more productive and enjoyable. We should be able to find many things that interest our minds. By listening to audio books, we will not only get a form of entertainment, but also a way to maximize our time. We should be aware that although we listen to audiobooks, it doesn’t mean that we stop reading paper books. In fact, audio books allow us to enjoy more books in a period of time. Audio books are also useful for children and we can play them in car stereo during a long trip. This will allow children to become more manageable, as they will likely listen to the narration, instead of fighting with one another. The entertainment value of audio books is really great and it is something that we shouldn’t miss.