VOTE! Is books on CD just as good as "reading"

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by DodgerBlue, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Yes, Books on CD still stimulate the brain and educate

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  2. No, im stuck in the 1800's and I read all my books walking up hill

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  1. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    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!!
     
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  2. mudpupp

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    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
     

  3. DodgerBlue

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    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!
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    "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.
     
  5. Ranger-6

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    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.
     
  6. theropinfool

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    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...
     
  7. texaswoodworker

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    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.
     
  8. theropinfool

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    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.
     
  9. Mack Bolan

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    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.
     
  10. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I do the same.

    Although if I'm taking a road trip or something I will listen to audiobooks.
     
  12. Ledbetter84

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    Can you really call it read?
     
  13. theropinfool

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    I retract nothing. Just because you never learned how is no reason to lash out. :p
     
  14. Marlinman

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    Ya ropin i didnt know mountains can read;) although w a handle like ledbetter shows he aint to smart either:p

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
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  15. DodgerBlue

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    I looked on Amazon.com. I had read/listened to "The Lion's Game" years ago. "The Lion" is book two in the series.
     
  16. shadamai

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    I prefer to hold an actual book, to breathe in the fresh scent of ink and paper when I first open it, and to watch the words dance across the page. I am very visual, so I get more out of seeing the way words and sentences are constructed and creating my own interpretation of a character's voice, accent, or tone. I am sure there are very aurally oriented people who get more out of listening than seeing; it just depends on your learning style.
     
  17. mudpupp

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    Try listen to the daily NRA Podcast once in a while when music get's a bit boring.

    It can be informative and interesting.

    Lots of good "GUN" podcasts for your IPhone
     
  18. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I, too, am a visual learner. I retain more when reading than just listening. And I like to smell the book, too. :D
     
  19. AcidFlashGordon

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    I read books because of the security where I work. We aren't allowed to have any "computer-type" devices, cell phones, recorded/recording media. The flight to and from work is my quiet time, so to speak and that's where I do my reading. At home, I sit quietly on my couch and read. That is where I could use the book on CD (or Kindle or one of the other tablets) but for me, that would be a waste of time and money. I already have the books so that's what I read.