With the new job, I've got a longer commute which is becoming prime audiobook listening time.
Previously, audio books kept me company while doing yardwork thanks to downloadable audio books. But when the next book I wanted wasn't available for my iPod but was on CD, I remembered, "Hey, my car has one of those!" So, audiobooks, meet drivetime.
But, my audiobook choices have always been books I already read. The audiobook was a way to "reread" and not worry about having to pay more attention to my driving (or gardening) than the book at hand because I knew what happened.
Except -- there's so much stuff I want to read for the first time.
And enter a Twitter question by @tyrusbooks: Does your appreciation/comprehension of a book change between reading and/or listening?
This question had been knocking around in my head as well. So, I replied: @tyrusbooks I'm going to find out! All my audiobook exp. has been "rereading" but going to try a new book just with audio to see.
That afternoon, I went to the library and checked out an audiobook I haven't already read in paper.
I popped disc one of Leviathan in the car last Wednesday and started to get into an alternate 1914, full of airships and steam-powered Stormwalkers.
The experiment is underway. And as @TyrusBooks asked: @BKWordNerd report back with your findings, B.
I'll keep you posted.