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Why Listening To Audio Books Is Becoming So Popular

Aug 17, 2007
Reading is one the best ways to learn and keep your mind working. For young children it helps to build vocabulary and teach spelling. Reading also encourages you to put your imagination to work by seeing and hearing the story in your own mind. As we get older, we still enjoy reading but seem to have less time for it. A great development several years ago that has grown to become more popular is the use of audio books. Audio books are a great way to read a book when you don't have the time to actually read.

Reading is a favorite pass time of many. Imagine a rainy or cold afternoon. What is better than cuddling up with a warm blanket and a good book? Now you can still do the same thing, but instead of you doing the reading, the book is read to you. These audio books are just as relaxing and you still get to use your imagination. Unlike TV where the story is told to you and the pictures are also there for you to see. Here, the story is told to you but you must use your imagination to see the characters and the events.

It would be great for children also. They would be using their imagination and would get to hear a story of their favorite characters. This is for sure better than watching a cartoon on TV. Also for children, and for adults, there are audio books for learning. Do you need a fun way for your child to learn more about history without making it seem like homework? Do your research on these books, there is such a variety I'm sure there is something you would like.

Audio books can be supplied on a cassette tape, a CD, MP3 which is similar to a CD, or you can play them off an iPod or from the internet. Just about anyplace you are, you will be able to listen to your book. There are several places in which to purchase or even rent a book. The internet is probably the best choice as they have large selections and you can also read book reviews prior to purchasing or renting a book. Your public library also has audio books for you.

The voices on the books can be from one narrator or from a couple different ones to portray each character. Some well known TV stars have even narrated some of these books.

Audio books can be from a variety of types. Fiction, Non Fiction, mystery, love stories, self help, western, or just about anything you would want. Since about 1995, mostly any book that has been published, is now also on audio tape or CD. There are also children books on audio that would be great for those long trips. I'm sure there is a book for everyone in your family.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Florida. Find more about this as well as Audio Books on CD at http://www.youraudiobooks.com
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