I think the last time I read (listened to?) an audiobook was when I was a little girl. My mother used to play them for me in the car or when we were sitting at home, and I will always remember hearing, “Turn the page at the sound of the chime” and “*bing* “turn the page” (or something like that). I also remember going on long car trips with my parents and they’d listen to audiobooks (usually Stephen King) in the car. I could follow along with it a little, but because I was a kid, the adult books never really interested me that much.
Today, I don’t think I’d be able to concentrate on an audiobook. I considered getting a few from the library and listening to them during my commute, just to pass the time constructively, but with traffic, I don’t think I’d be able to concentrate on the story line. Maybe if I was a passenger, not the driver, it would be a different story. And if I were to listen to them at home, I think I’d be tempted to do other things while listening, and I still wouldn’t be able to concentrate. I guess I ought to try it one of these days, but I’m not even sure what book to pick. I don’t think I’d pick anything nonfiction… or any classic literature that requires a lot of concentration.
Do you listen to audiobooks? Can you concentrate on them?