February 04, 2018
Reading books has always been a difficult task for me. Not that I don’t like reading, I do, but I rarely can find the time to sit down and focus on reading. Also reading while my commute to and from work is impossible because even if I’m not driving, I easily get nauseous by keeping my head down all the time. But I wanted to read books.
A few people pointed out to me that I could, instead of reading the physical books, listen to the audio versions of them. This didn’t sound pleasing to me at first because I like listening to music, and I wasn’t sure if I have the choice between listening to music and listening to audiobooks, I would choose the latter. But I’m glad I was wrong.
I signed up for a one month trial on Audible, which offered a free book of my choosing and I was instantly hooked. Well maybe my choice of book was accidentally good enough for my first time, that made the whole experience better. I listened to “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari, which is narrated by Derek Perkins. And let me tell you it was a delightful experience. After the trial, I continued my membership with Audible.
There are a few other alternatives to Audible if you don’t want to use that:
There are some books that I’d recommend after a year of listening to audiobooks. It doesn’t actually matter if you want to read the actual books or listen to the narrations.
Hope you enjoy reading or listening to these books as much as I did!