- Audiobooks can be enjoyed while multitasking. Unlike books, audiobooks can be enjoyed while doing other activities such as cooking, commuting, or exercising.
- Audiobooks can be consumed faster. Listening to books at a higher speed can make them more enjoyable because the plot can move faster, and you can finish them quicker.
- Audiobooks can provide a more immersive experience. With the right narrator, audiobooks can add emotion and feeling to the story, making them more enjoyable.
- Audiobooks can be tailored to the listener’s needs. Audiobooks can be listened to at a speed that is comfortable for the listener, making it easier to comprehend the story.
- Audiobooks can be accessed more conveniently. With audiobooks, you no longer need to bring a physical book with you everywhere, as they can easily be accessed through a mobile device.
A Human Wrote This
I’ve been trying to keep notes and knowledge in an app called Notion. It’s a great alternative to Evernote and Airtable, and does both notes and databases. Notion has the added benefit of easily linking between notes. It catalogs my knowledge; jumping from thought to thought in a way that makes sense to my brain.
Recently Notion brought out the ability to have AI do work for you. I generated the above list on audiobooks with the simple prompt, “Write a blog post on the benefits of audiobooks.” Wham, bam, thank you ma’am…er…artificial intelligence, and I had myself the start to a blog post. I could have twiddled around with the AI to really build out a great blog post, but then again that would kind of defeat the purpose of this post. The point was to see how little effort I could put into putting together a great post. While that is certainly a list I’m going to steal for my eventual “Why I listen to Audiobooks on my commute” blog post, I don’t think it’s a complete replacement for a human voice.
Then again, maybe I’m wrong, and AI can take over writing these posts from now on.