some readers are cheaters

Posted by Otis Chandler on August 6, 2007
There was an interesting article in the New York Times last week titled Your Cheatin’ Listenin’ Ways which pointed out that for some reason book purists view audio books as 'cheating'. Here is a great quote from the article:

"I know it only matters that I got the content of the book and its ideas, but I still feel like I'm trying to cover up an affair."

I think Jeff Gomez got it right - this is silly. Some people are visual learners (myself included), and others need to hear things out loud. The point is that you are still learning and thinking and using your brain!

Either way, discuss it at the new Audio Books group.


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