Saturday 2 February 2013


I know lots of people who love audiobooks. They listen to them when travelling, at the gym, at home while doing chores and all sorts. I love the idea of audiobooks and have tried various times to listen to them. I even have some of my favourite novels in audio version, but even familiar stories I struggle with.

The trouble is, unlike books where I get completely absorbed for hours at a time, with audiobooks I can’t seem to focus my mind on them and will periodically realise that I have switched off from them completely and missed a significant chunk of the story. Then I have to backtrack. The story becomes disjointed and clunky and the whole experience is lost on me.

I don’t know if this is a common problem or whether I just have either a really poor attention span or an overactive imagination. Both probably, but as yet I have found no way around this. Why is it I can totally tune into a book on paper, or indeed on an ereader, and not have any issues concentrating, but when it is spoken to me I lose the thread?

Elloise Hopkins.

1 comment:

  1. I'm the same. I filter the noise out and start thinking about something else.