Listening to Audiobooks can be quite pleasurable. A narrator reads the book and you listen. It’s a very simple process really.
By listening – instead of reading – you involve other senses which allow you to appreciate the written word in a different way.
But there is a secret to maximizing the pleasure you receive while listening to an audiobook – avoid distractions!
This advice is a bit counter-intuitive. One of the benefits of listening to books is so you can multi-task while you listen. Driving, ironing, gardening and other activities are common tasks taken on while listening to a book.
While we won’t dissuade you from multi-tasking of course, we would try and persuade you to devote some time to ‘just listening‘. That means carving out some time to just sitting alone with your audiobook in a quiet surrounding.
By doing this, you will become fully enveloped within the story. With no distractions, you’ll hear everything and process words, meanings and metaphors more quickly and more efficiently. You won’t need to stop and rewind like you may have to do while driving or doing house work.
This is just a tip on how to get more pleasure, more enjoyment, out of your audiobook listening experience.
Enjoy your audiobooks!