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Top 10 Reasons to Listen to Audiobooks

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 10

Car pooling? Listen to a work-minded audiobook together. Little ones in the backseat? Find something the whole family can enjoy.

Reason #9: Begone, Bookmarks!

Reason 9

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 Bandaids 

Reason 8

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

Reason 7

Take your library with you and listen anytime, anywhere. No additional screens required.

Reason #6: The Ultimate Hands-Free

Reason 6

Hands-free reading! Set your pace with an audiobook and listen while you work out (see our 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

Reason 5

Take audiobooks to the beach, the porch, or your fire-escape…and bliss out.

Reason #4: Avoid Book Bag Backaches

Reason 4

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

Reason 3

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…?”

Reason 2

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

Reason 1

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!