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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Personal and Professional Benefits of Audiobooks

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Travelling can not only be stressful but it can also be incredibly tiring. Long airport waits, short-haul flights with no in-flight entertainment, train journeys that seem to last a lifetime, bus or coach rides that get stuck in traffic every fifteen minutes, or those car journeys where you're perpetually longing for the next coffee stop. Having a travel companion is always important if you're in need of a little 'me' time for those non-stop travels when you need a little break but still want to pass the time productively.

Even during quarantine, sitting on your own reading a book outdoors could be a welcome break for you. Similarly, on those restless evenings when nothing will get you to sleep, a little bit of relaxation is key.



Audiobooks present the perfect way to relax and unwind, or keep your mind occupied when you're travelling or on the go. There are so many audiobooks to choose from and they can easily be downloaded onto your phone, laptop or tablet instantaneously so you are always prepared and never left without a book wherever you are!

Lots of us read books and increasingly, readers are tending to buy their books online - especially during the current climate. If you are a writer yourself, the chances are that you understand the importance of making sure your books are available online - and increasingly, available as audiobooks as well as ebooks and traditional hardbacks and paperbacks. For safety and security, it's also important to consider the option of having a virtual business address such as physicaladdress.

Audiobook Benefits 

Audiobooks make the perfect travel companion. You can listen to books across so many different genres, from classics to modern novels and lots more in between. Plus, if you do find that you enjoy listening to audiobooks, you can easily take out a monthly subscription and get access to countless brilliant stories usually for a fraction of the cost.

Here are a few reasons why audiobooks make the perfect travel companions:

  • They are much more convenient than carrying physical books around with you
  • They make a great alternative to the radio whilst you are driving alone
  • They are quick and easy to download and listen to 
  • They make a brilliant alternative for night-time reading as you avoid straining your eyes
  • There are plenty of choices with options to suit any taste
  • There are always great deals to be found for the bargain hunters!

It's not all about fiction either, as many audiobook subscriptions also include non-fiction and documentary-style factual audiobooks. Listening to these kinds of books can really help the information to seep into your mind a lot easier and it could provide a great activity to keep you busy - and learning - whilst in lockdown.

It may take a little while to get used to audiobooks, but you can really enjoy the book at a steady pace that suits you, whenever you like. You could listen to a book whilst you’re doing chores, exercising, driving - or in fact, anywhere you fancy! It's a great way to multitask and keep your mind busy while focusing on mundane tasks and also acts as a savvy way to consume books. It's time to start appreciating the power of audiobooks as both a reader and a writer.

* This is a contributed post

Do you enjoy listening to audiobooks? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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