Subodh Sharma, is an Author at GladReaders
When it comes to audiobooks, book lovers have varied opinions on its benefits in comparison to the conventional reading of books. Some say it is same as reading, while other differs and believes that they are a lazy alternative!
However, regardless of the opinions, audiobooks have found their way into the hearts of many book lovers and their popularity is just increasing with time.
And why not? There are many recognized benefits of audiobooks that make them suitable for many situations. For instance, you can listen to audiobooks while driving, cleaning, walking, etc. and save a good amount of time.
You can’t do that while reading, can you?
I’m not saying audiobooks are better than reading. What I mean is that both have their own importance and we should acknowledge and accept them for the great values they bestow upon us.
Here are some of the key benefits of listening to audiobooks:
It improves pronunciation and fluency
Listening to audiobooks improves your reading and speaking accuracy and fluency. While the narrator(s) narrates the book, you can notice and learn the way he/she is pronouncing different words.
Not only that, but you can also notice his reading speed, his pauses, stresses, and intonations, which are very crucial in having a good fluency and command over any language.
Helps to improve time management
One of the most notable benefits of audiobooks is that you can save a good amount of time by multitasking. You can continue listening to your audiobook if the other tasks do not require much of your attention.
Many people love listening to audiobooks in gym, or while going for a walk, or while carrying out other daily commute be it driving, cooking, cleaning, or even bathing.
It improves focus and attention span
While listening to an audiobook, you need to pay attention to what the narrator is trying to convey to you. And you will have to maintain that attention throughout the narration.
It is very easy to get lost once you are distracted while listening to audiobooks. And unlike reading books, you will find it difficult in going back and re-listening it again. So it is important that you are focused and you don’t let yourself distract.
So, these were some of the key benefits of audiobooks. There are many more that you will experience yourself once you start listening to audiobooks.
If you haven’t tried audiobooks yet, I would highly recommend you to go for it and give it a try.