Monday, 15 November 2021

Paperback, ebook or audio?

 My answer to this topic from Long and Short Reviews has changed considerably over the years.

There was a time when I had a Kindle but never used it, as I preferred paperbacks. I have no idea why. In any event, as soon as I actually started using my Kindle I became addicted to it. Immediate delivery, no need for bookmarks, all the books I need in one place - what's not to like?

That's not to say I don't value any other type of book. I've bought a number of hardbacks recently because they were signed copies, which are always good to have as an autograph collector. And some books still aren't available as ebooks, so paperback is still an option.

As for audio, I've never really got into audiobooks. I bought the audiobook of Doug Naylor's "Last Human" primarily because I had a crush on Craig Charles, who was the narrator - that's about it. That, however, may change soon, as Totally Bound are working on a project to bring their author's novels to audio, so I'm looking forward to mine being in audio form soon.

So which do you prefer - paperback, ebook or audio?

6 comments:

  1. I think we're all like that to a point. It took me a long time to get used to my first Kindle as well.

    As far as audiobooks go, you really have to have the right narrator or else it falls flat. That's awesome that Totally Bound is branching out into audio though.

    My post.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Some of their narrators sound very good, so I'm looking forward to it.

      Delete
  2. I made the boys listen to the audiobook of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on a road trip a couple of years back, but that was a long road trip. Mostly I'm eBooks at this point.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I definitely prefer ebooks. I couldn't really get into audio.

      Delete
  3. Yes, I think my preference has changed as well. There was a time when I only read ebooks now I prefer audio. I still love to hold a book and read it though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is something nice about holding a book and reading it.

      Delete