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DodgerBlue 03-14-2012 04:05 AM

VOTE! Is books on CD just as good as "reading"
 
Im in my truck alot on my pool route. I can usally go through a 8 disc book in 3 days maybe 4.
Im curently going through the Harry Potter series. I have 1 disc to finish book two tomorrow. Then I start DUNE!!! I can't wait!
So, the next time some nerd ask "Have you read DUNE?" Im gonna say hell yes like a mother!!

mudpupp 03-14-2012 04:14 AM

It's better. I have a disability that doesn't allow me to read more than a page at a time, but am hooked on reading. I go through at least 2 books a week on my iPod. By the grace of God, our library system here in Las Vegas allows us to download a ton of audio books for free.

Plus I have about 200 on my computer.

Scott Brick is the best reader in the world today and makes any book better. (and a Facebook friend)

My love of reading grew even greater after I had to switch to audio books.

Try "The Lion" by Nelson Demille

DodgerBlue 03-14-2012 04:31 AM

Is "The Lion" about that Lybian dude who swears to kill everybody involved in the bombing of lybia? Including a now older Uncle Ronnie?

If so, I "read" that book many years ago!

winds-of-change 03-14-2012 04:32 AM

"No, im stuck in the 1800's and I read all my books walking up hill" in the snow with no shoes on. :p

I prefer reading my books though on long driving trips I sometimes listen to a book on CD. Either way, you are broadening your horizons.

Ranger-6 03-14-2012 04:39 AM

Obtaining information through hearing or reading is good education. However, reading stimulates eye to brain coordination while providing skills for word recognition and identification. Reading helps with spelling and writing. Hearing does not offer that type of coordination or skill.

theropinfool 03-14-2012 04:44 AM

I just read Moby Dick on tape. 21 hours long. Downloaded it on my iPhone. Got some Louis L'Amour too. I get sick of music after a while. Been a long winter...

texaswoodworker 03-14-2012 05:17 AM

I love audio books. I usually only listen to them on road trips, but I think I'll start to listen to more now. Ropin, how are the L'Amour books on tape? I like his stories.

theropinfool 03-14-2012 12:04 PM

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Originally Posted by texaswoodworker
I love audio books. I usually only listen to them on road trips, but I think I'll start to listen to more now. Ropin, how are the L'Amour books on tape? I like his stories.

Pretty good. I have "High Lonesome" and "The Rider of the Ruby Hills." I got both off iTunes. I get a little tired of how all his main characters are basically the same guy, but it blows mainstream country out of the water.

Mack Bolan 03-14-2012 12:31 PM

while i didnt think i was going to like listening to audiobooks, i have been through almost a dozen now from audible.com and itunes and have to say i enjoy soaking my brain in them as long as the readers voice is tolerable. i just finished "American Sniper" recently and it was an awesome and enlightening listen.

as much as i love holding a book and reading it, have to vote yes on this one for the few times you want to hear a book and have your hands free.

PanBaccha 03-14-2012 02:00 PM

I need to hold the book, smell its pages, and look upon it as a long-lost friend. :)


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