I’m interested in hearing about if/how people use audiobooks to supplement their reading.
- Reading the book (physical/ebook)
- Listening to the audiobook
- Reading and listening at the same time
- No preference
- Other (comment below)
I like the idea of reading and listening simultaneously, but find it difficult to keep up with audiobooks. For easier books, such as graded readers, this isn’t much of a problem - I will usually listen to a chapter then go back and check anything I didn’t understand. For more difficult books, I’ve been using WorkAudioBook - Audio Player for Language Learners to listen sentence by sentence.
I can think of a few different methods of using the audiobook with the physical or digital book:
- Reading and listening simultaneously
- Reading and listening separately
- Reading and listening separately, then together
- Either reading or listening, then together
And when coming across difficult parts:
- Pause and reread/relisten, or
- Finish the paragraph/chapter and then return to the difficult parts
So I’d like to hear how other people use audiobooks, and, if you read and listen simultaneously, how you started doing so and if this has changed over time.