Audible and Kindle books are two of the most popular methods of gaining access to audio books these days, and for good reason: having books read to you, instead of reading them yourself, frees up hours in your day that you can spend doing something else you enjoy. And that’s great! We’re all busy people, and audiobooks are great companions on long commutes or while working out at the gym. But there are some things you should consider before choosing one over the other.
The pros of audio books
In many cases, audio books are cheaper than a paperback; most cost around $15. Audio books are also easy to transport and store—if you’re an avid reader but don’t have time to read every night before bed, an audiobook is a great option for keeping up with your reading without having to carry multiple bags.
The cons of audiobooks
There are many benefits to using audiobooks. However, some people prefer using ebooks over audiobooks because of their flexibility and convenience.
To audible or not to audible
An ebook is a digital file containing text and/or images that can be read on a computer screen. There are two types of ebooks – MOBI (for Amazon’s kindle) and epub (for Apple’s ibooks). Therefore, it is quite important to decide which format you will go for before actually deciding to purchase an ebook reader. The most convenient way would be if they offer both formats, but they do not so we need to choose one of them.