- Immediate gratification - I got the book immediately(or almost).
- No visible clutter
- Great selection
- Many good readers
- Good dramatizations make books come alive
- Ability to multi-task while listening
- School on Wheels -Ability to learn and enjoy even when books are inconvenient or impossible to use.
The children and I listen to many audio books (borrowed from the library) and podcasts when we drive to ballet. I enjoy them as much as they. I suppose the problem arose because I needed a book quickly (our local libraries don't have audio books). So, I decided to purchase a book. Purchasing, though prices are much better than they used to be, made me think, "If I buy this audio, wouldn't it be senseless to purchase the book, even if I really love it." I know I will enjoy the book. I like David Guterson's stories. I have three of his other books. I know already that I want this book.
As much as I love to think about myself embracing technology and the future, what I really want is a beautiful, well made book with quality paper and the time to love it. I want to own the paper.