Read a book or hear a book?

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  • 3 months ago
    Best answer

    I'd rather read a book, rather than listen to it. Though I do listen to them in my car. Otherwise I'm not sure I would have gotten thru 'Rise and Fall of the Third Reich'.

  • 3 months ago

    read gives more control.

  • 3 months ago

    If I am busy hear a book. If I am not busy read a book

  • 3 months ago

    Read. It's harder for me to interpret things otherwise.

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  • Joe
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    Always read, and always a paper and ink book. No kindle for me, I want to feel it and smell it.

  • Tony B
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Of the two, I prefer to actually read a book.

    I don't think the two are really similar though (it's not either/or). I think an audio book is more like listening to a play. There are some audio books I have on CD that I really love and listen to again and again. There are others that I just couldn't listen to. It has to have the right reader. The right vioce can really bring stories alive.

  • Andrew
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    I prefer to watch interpretative dance performances of books.

  • C
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Read. I don't want the narrator's voice in my head. I don't mind when a storyteller spins a yarn though, there's something different about the set up.

  • donnie
    Lv 4
    3 months ago

    Depends I like to do both. It depends on what mood I am in.

  • 3 months ago

    To hear a book can be a good option if you do not have time to read it, because read a book is by far the best option.

  • chorle
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    My preference is to hear or read it with my ear especially if I am walking or driving

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