6 Advantages for Readers in Using Audiobooks




The digital age keeps innovating easier ways of doing the traditional things we used to do. One of the activities where innovation is visible is through our reading.


The information age of readers makes use of reading through e-books. Some use audiobooks as an alternative, while a few readers prefer using them instead of e-books.


6 Advantages in Using Audiobooks



Here are six advantages of using audiobooks that can help you decide to give it a try:


1. Can multitask


Audiobooks offer a great advantage for readers who are also multitaskers at the same time. Some tasks do not require critical thinking, such as doing household chores. People who multitask can listen attentively to audiobooks while their body is working on completing a house chore like washing the dishes, perhaps.


Listening to audiobooks can also be done by transporting through public transport or a personal vehicle. Readers only need to bring their earplugs and headsets to continue their audiobooks while traveling.


2. Prevent eyes from growing weary


Reading requires the effort of our eyes to withstand the hours of understanding the contents of the paperback books and e-books as well. Our eyes need breaks from continuous reading, so switching to audiobooks will be a good alternative.


3. Cheaper and portable


Purchasing audiobooks offers a lower price than hardbound books. Some readers no longer require purchasing one as they may borrow or ask for a copy from their friends who happen to have one. We can save some of the money intended to buy a new paperback book by only obtaining an e-book copy of it.


Portability-wise, audiobooks are highly beneficial since we only carry our gadgets such as our mobile phones. It is also less likely to result in numbness in our hands as phones are lighter than hardbound books.


4. Beneficial for people with visual impairments



Most of our visually-impaired folks want to have a set of eyes for them to read. Audiobooks help in addressing the lifetime desire of people with visual impairments.


Audiobooks are also beneficial for reading illiterate people since they will gradually learn how to read.


5. The fixed time limit for completing the book is known beforehand.


The audiobooks also have a feature that listeners will be able to know how much time would it take them to finish a story. Readers who have other plans for the day but want to insert the activity of completing a good read may resort to using an audiobook.


It would be easier for the readers to check if an audiobook fits in their timeslot as they plan how they want to spend their day.



6. Environmental-friendly



Using audiobooks can help lessen the cutting of trees, usage of ink, or any chemicals needed to create a paperback book. Disposing of audiobooks does not require any harmful interventions that will damage our environment. We only need to delete from our device the audiobook file.



These are only some of the bountiful benefits of using audiobooks as a good substitute for paperback books and e-books. However, the final decision of switching from paperback books to audiobooks will still be at our discretion.


Considering these advantages, you might try to engage in using audiobooks and share in the comments below other benefits you have experienced from using it.


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