Is listening to an audiobook really reading?

That’s the biggest concern your colleagues have about using audio. Our October survey at asked what the main objection is that your fellow teacher and librarians have about using audio. Here are the results…


Almost half of our respondents said that colleagues didn’t think that listening with audiobooks was “really reading.” Many others were concerned with price, and others thought the method was not effective or would be too difficult to deal with in a classroom. What do you think? What are your responses to these concerns? Let us know!

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2 Responses

  1. […] it really reading? (Take 2) Posted on January 8, 2009 by recordedbooks We’ve posted before about concerns that listening to a book isn’t the same as reading it. So we’re still […]

  2. audio books is not reading. But I use is more as a relaxation. When I get home my eyes are tired of being on the computer so long. So when I listen to an audio book it is relaxing and really helps me sleep. It also is fun when I listen to an audio book with my son. I can explain things and it helps him understand what is in the book.

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