Thanks to audio books my car has transformed into a pleasant, stimulating environment. I now prefer listening to books since one tap eliminates: lugging around another device or book, scrolling, difficult sunny-day reading, reading the same page over and over, and eye strain to name a few. The more benefits and situations I find for audio books, the more I wonder why newspapers and magazines are not offering it.

Besides eliminating boredom in unreadable situations, audio books add a new element to book selection and enjoyment … the narrator’s performance. I’ve sent books back due to an annoying narrating style. On the flip side, I’ve finished a book because I liked a narrator, and I’ve selected books based solely on a favorite narrator.

I was surprised to find out my local library is on top of this technology and how easy it is to check out books and start listening. Set up involves creating an online account with an active library card and PIN numbers (You will have to head to the library to get a PIN number and/or reactivate your card), download an app called OverDrive, select your books and download them to your device. You are able to put a hold on books, renew them, have them automatically checked out plus a variety of other robust features

For me, audiobooks are the way to go especially during my commute, at least until I have a self-driving car.

Written by Mike Turko

Mike is a senior graphic designer at Trion. He specializes in communicating ideas through both print and digital design mediums. Mike also works to develop custom, interactive digital marketing campaigns that effectively engage a variety of employee audiences.

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