I like to read.
Not endlessly, I know people who never stop reading, they’ve always got a book on the go and the thought of having nothing to read gives them palpitations. I’m more of a binge reader, I’ve discussed this before so I’ll not linger on this subject.
The point of this blog post is this, I recently discovered audio books. Now I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking that audio books have been around for years and I can’t have been unaware of their existence until now. Well you would be right, I knew of them, I just never really had the drive to listen to one until recently. So, in what was a somewhat spontaneous move, I decided to sign up on Audible and take in my first audio book.
But what audio book should I read was the question?
I gave this a great deal of thought. Should I go for something contemporary, fantasy fiction or maybe something a little older, indeed a classic. Firstly, with it having recently been the twentieth anniversary of the release of the first Harry Potter book I considered that. Then there was a couple of medieval fiction books and fantasy books, the names of which escape me right now. My final option was something I have tried to read before but never managed to make serious headway into, Sherlock Holmes.
I decided on the latter, mainly because it was the definitive collection, which weighed in at seventy-one hours long and was narrated by Stephen Fry to boot. I am currently listening to A Study in Scarlet and must admit, I’m jolly well enjoying it.
The point of all this?
If you have ever wanted to take in a story but have struggled to digest the book, then I would recommend an audio book. For people such as I who don’t have the greatest attention span, a good audio book, well narrated may well be the answer to your literary woes.
Peace out folks, and have a lovely day.