I just started listening to audiobooks this year, and I’m already a huge fan. Audio narration adds an entirely new element to a story: I loved Tina Fey’s hilarious imitations in the audio version of Bossypants, and Amy’s “voice” in Gone Girl renders her that much creepier by the end of the book (a startling 19 hours). Bridget Jones comes to life (complete with a British accent) in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and I could listen to Kristen Bell read Veronica Mars all day long.
It was the convenience, though, that drew me in initially. On a recent trip to Asia, audiobooks were my travel companion in trains, buses, cars, and other forms of transport in which reading (for reasons of motion sickness) was out of the question. Audiobooks are a great way to multitask, and they spice up non-fiction to the point of actually making it bearable. (JK, I totally read non-fiction. But only if Bill Bryson counts.)
If you’re still not convinced, check out the Quirky Bookworm’s list of reasons to listen to audiobooks. Happy listening!