Need to get through your to-be-read list quickly but don’t have time? Love closing your eyes and hearing a great story at the end of a long day? Oh yeah, so do we. Check out our top ten reasons to queue up audiobooks this summer, and let the listening love affair begin!
Reason #10: Listening Makes Your Commute Fly By
Reason #9: Begone, Bookmarks!
No need to keep track of bookmarks or pages, start and stop your listening where needed and pick up right where you left off.
Reason #8: Save on BandaidsÂ
Okay, this might be a larger issue (some of us are just prone to papercuts from life, okay?)—but audiobooks are also here to help.
Reason #7: Your Entire Reading List, in Your Pocket
Take your library with you and listen anytime, anywhere. No additional screens required.
Reason #6: The Ultimate Hands-Free
Hands-free reading! Set your pace with an audiobook and listen while you work out (see ourÂ top picks for fitness listening), or let an audiobook be your sous-chef in the kitchen while you cook, bake, or wash dishes.
Reason #5: Sit Back and Enjoy the View
Take audiobooks to the beach, the porch, or your fire-escape…and bliss out.
Reason #4: Avoid Book Bag Backaches
Bag too heavy? Back need stretching? Take a load off while still piling on some audio self-care.
Reason #3: Give ‘Em Something to Talk About
Catch up on your book club reading by listening to the audio edition, then play a page or two at your group’s gathering! Listening to characters spark off the page is sure to ignite conversation.
Reason #2: No More Asking, “How do you say…?”
Love a book but don’t know how to pronounce the main character’s name? It happens! Don’t even get us started on our childhood renditions of “Hermione.” Life pronunciation hack: listen to audiobooks.
Reason #1: Live the Dream: Read With Your Eyes Closed
Remember storytime? Whether listening on your own or co-listening with friends, family, or colleagues, audiobooks ARE storytime. They will pull you in, and take you back.
Need summer listening recommendations? Find your next audiobook by matching it to your favorite beer!