Is it Better to Read Books
or Listen to Them?
I struggle to listen to audiobooks. I don’t want to sit and do nothing but listen, but I also can’t do anything much or I will end up not paying attention. While you might argue that I’m also just sitting and doing nothing when I’m reading a physical book, for some reason it’s different! (I’m sure there’s science for the reason why.) I feel more engaged with and focused on what I’m reading than what I’m listening to.
There’s not really a “right” answer here, as it’s all down to preference and what you’re able to do. But this article looks at what each is best for, and strengths of both forms.