Posted on July 13, 2019 at 8:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As we moderate the finger-pointing between print lovers and ebook fans, we sometimes forget that there’s another source of literary snobbery: the audiobook and whether it's "real" reading.

Personally, we find great value in each of these mediums, so we greatly enjoyed a recent essay from writer Mark Haddon.

The author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (and, more recently, The Porpoise) gained an immense appreciation for audiobooks during a period of his life that involved a ton of driving.

But it’s not just a love letter to the convenience — in fact, it acknowledges some limitations, like the inability to underline passages — Haddon instead emphasizes the magic of the narration itself.

If you’re an audio skeptic or just in need of recommendations, head over to the Guardian to read Haddon’s opinion.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Audiobook, The Guardian

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