Why Audiobooks and E-books Do Not Work…
I love the idea of audio books and e-books. Over the last 10-12 years, I have even acquired quite a few of them. But, somehow, I can never bring myself to hear them. Or read them.
I have tried many, many times over the years… on a PC/laptop, on an iPod, on a phone, on a tiny 26gm Sansa Clip… And repeatedly attempted to fill my ears with varying verbal flavours-from P.G. Wodehouse chuckles to the lore of the Greek Myths, James Patterson’s crime pulp to the poesy of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Woefully, the longest uninterrupted listening I’ve ever managed has rarely crossed 20 minutes of lowbrow stuff. I’ve tried listening in while lolling around, driving, as a car passenger, walking a fur-faced-four-legged companion, and walking the furrier-faced self. On longer bus/train/plane journeys, however, page-flippin’ papyrus tomes or movies automatically tend to rule.So each time I can’t help wondering if this is because I have the attention span of a flighty moth? Or, is my life simply too interrupted-with phone calls, things to do, suddenly remembered errands to run/calls to make, chaotic Delhi traffic… Or, is it because I am (mostly) downloading free, unprofessionally read stuff? Or, is it a combination of all these?
I have the inclination and the time. Yet, I can’t find all this compelling enough. And I don’t know why…
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