The Zen Leaf is quite fond of audio books, and reviews one practically every week.
So, out of curiosity, I decided to give audio books another try. I stumbled upon Librivox, a website that offers free classic audio books read by volunteers from all over the world. I decided to download Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, because it was short, so I didn’t think it would tax my attention span too much.
And, now, I’m really glad I decided to give audio books another chance. I’ve come to realize that what I listen to greatly influences my enjoyment. Chuck Palahniuk, in any form, isn’t for me, while I completely loved Ethan Frome.
The long commute home has always been a torture for me, and a bumpy one at that. I love reading e-books on my phone during the commute, but I usually have to strain my eyes. The audio book is perfect for a long commute, and I didn’t feel as lonely as usual.
I’m definitely going to download more audio books from Librivox, and, at the moment, I’ve got my eye on Katherine Mansfield’s collection of short stories. What do you think about audio books in general? Yay or nay?