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The magic of audiobooks and how they’ve saved my reading life

As it’s been pointed out to me, I’m incredibly late to this but I still wanted to talk about it. Audiobooks! They are amazing! 

Despite people raving about it for a while, I only started listening to audiobooks this august. Since English is not my first language, I didn’t know how much I would like it or how hard I’d have to concentrate to make it all out. As it turns out, I had no reason to fear.

The first audiobook I listened to was Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It was time for a Harry Potter reread and I thought listening to an old favorite was the best choice to measure how much I liked this format. It was the best decision I could’ve made.

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The narrator is great, I’m still very much in love with the story and now my commuting time feels so much shorter. I’ve been loving the experience and have flown by the sequels. I’m currently listening to the fifth book and couldn’t be happier.

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been in the worst reading slump and audiobooks are the only reason I even managed to read anything at all lately. I even find myself wanting to do boring chores just so I can listen to the story some more. I do walk around the streets laughing out loud all by myself sometimes, but I’m not even embarrassed. I’d forgotten how funny these books can be, and the narrator does an excellent job of impersonating the characters. 

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All in all, I couldn’t recommend audiobooks enough. Now that I’ve tried them, I can’t see myself stopping. If you have a favorite audiobook, please let me know! I’d love to give it a listen.

Until next time,

juli

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