Do Audiobooks Count as Reading?

This may be a no brainer to some people and a head scratcher to others, but the debate about whether or not audiobooks count as reading still lingers.

Our first memory of experiencing a story is when a book was read to us. We weren’t doing the actual reading, but we were still experiencing the story. Consuming the narrative through every word. As we got older understanding audiobooks was just as easy as reading print books, maybe even easier! But do we get all the benefits of reading while listening to an audiobook and vice versa?

You can hear clues in the narrative easier through audiobooks just as you understand the speech of a person’s voice better than in a text message. However, the information is still the same. Think about it in terms of your everyday communication. Is receiving information through text messages different than on a call? I told you… this could be a head scratcher!

The research is also out there. As audiobooks become more and more popular people want to know the facts, benefits, pros, and cons of investing in the format. 

Here are a few of my favorite articles.

Time

Chirp

Bookriot

I know there are some very visible arguments to consider when thinking about audiobooks as reading or not- especially being that there are no actual words to look at. I also think there is a whole other branch to the argument when putting education to the test. In terms of learning, audiobooks could lack the cognitive skills needed to teach students the fundamentals of spelling and grammar. However, audiobooks could be more accessible and enjoyable for people with learning disabilities and the visually impaired. It is a whole universe of alternative reading that really has some interesting benefits to consider. 

Where do you stand? There will always be a back and forth between the two, but your preference is your own! And we can all still enjoy the value of a story. 🙂 

Share your thoughts with us!

Happy Reading!

DEAL ALERT! – Best Friend’s Lil’ Sis for only $2.99

Chirp is a service that has great limited pricing on audiobooks along with great everyday pricing, with no subscription fees or minimum purchases! If you like it, you buy it- there’s nothing else to it! Whenever one of our authors audiobooks go on sale we will let you know about it, so that you can take advantage of a great deal.

About the Book

Single mom Amber is perfectly responsible, except when it comes to her heart. Logan knows his best friend’s sister is off-limits, especially because of their explosive past — but when he gets a chance to win Amber back, how can he resist? Read by dual narrators, this fiery romance is sure to make you swoon!

Publisher Description

Amber

How would I describe myself?

Single mom. Strong as steel. Stupid—because I listen to my heart and not my head.

Logan

This job interview was supposed to get Amber in front of me so I could apologize for hurting her. So I could figure out how to get a second chance to make her mine.

I don’t care if she’s had kids since us—I’ve always wanted to be a dad. She’s my best friend’s li’l sis—we’ll figure that out. I’ve got money—but I can’t buy her. I was her first—she was mine. I want her to be my last. Wait … is that even possible?

Contains mature themes.

If you or anyone you know may be interested in buying this audiobook click here! The promotion will run until August 5, 2020!

Happy Listening!

Rescuing Broken – Chirp Deal! $1.99

Now until May 23 Rescuing Broken by Gina Azzi will be 90% off on chirp books

Book Description:

Seven years ago, Jaxon Kane enlisted in the army and shattered my heart. Now, he’s back.   

Except too much has changed while he was gone. The spirited, passionate girl he first fell in love with no longer exists. I live as a shadow of my former self, a shell of damaged dreams and unfulfilled potential. Too broken for second chances, too broken for him, I cling to my dark secret. I’ll hide the truth from Jax no matter the cost.   

But Jax is a hot, confident, and fearless soldier. He may carry around old hurts and wear new scars but at his core, he’s a fighter. I just wish he wasn’t fighting for me. Or my heart.  

Genre: Military Romance

Run Time: 7 hours 49 minutes

Reviews:

“Oh my..this book made my heart clench, made me tear up, and made me believe in second chances with your one true love! Once I started Rescuing Broken I had a heck of a time putting it down. The storyline pulled me in and HARD. I found it to be sweet, beautiful, heart breaking, and wonderfully, sweetly romantic.” – Marie

Emotional journey of coming home again.” – Tracy – Spunky N Sassy Blog

“Their story is perfect and proves that if you’re meant to be with someone, no matter how many years pass by, love will always conquer all!” -Juls

Author Biography 

Gina Azzi writes Contemporary Romance (new adult, military, second chance, sports) with relatable, genuine characters experiencing real life love, friendships, and obstacles. She is the author of The Kane Brothers Series, The College Pact Series (relaunching Summer 2019) and Corner of Ocean and Bay. All of her books can be read as stand-alones. 

A Jersey girl at heart, Gina has spent her twenties traveling the world, living and working abroad, before settling down in Ontario, Canada with her husband and three children. She’s a voracious reader, daydreamer, and coffee enthusiast who loves meeting new people. Connect with her on social media or through http://www.ginaazzi.com.