Listening to audiobooks is NOT reading

Listening to audiobooks is NOT reading

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tell that to my uber driver who was listening to a true crime novel on my trip to the airport and particularly enjoying

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I spend like 3 hours traveling. Sometimes I read. Sometimes I listen to audiobooks or audio dramas. It's better than shitty podcasts anyway.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >listening is not reading
    yes and walking is not running, what's your point homosexual?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How do I logically dismantle this statement

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      like this

      >listening is not reading
      yes and walking is not running, what's your point homosexual?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There is no such thing as 'reading'.
    The very term is nonsensical.
    The action that we generally refer to as reading is just the apprehension in the brain of signals outside of the brain through the eyes and recognizing familliar patters that we give meaning to. Reading has no existence as such. It's only the neurons firing in the brain.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Black person reading is when you read

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You could make the same argument to suggest we should eat nutrient slurry instead of actual food

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes it is. We could have a detailed and intricate discussion of a book and it’s themes, messages, and inspirations without it mattering what method we use to receive the information. Being elitist about the act of “reading” is pretty fricking stupid, and if other people enjoying audiobooks makes you seethe maybe you need to touch some grass.

        >nutrient slurry
        Based. I generally dislike the process of eating, I eat pretty fast just to get it over with- even if it’s foods I enjoy. I’d love to have my diet reduced to variously flavored smoothies with all the nutrients I need

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Being elitist about the act of “reading” is pretty fricking stupid
          It's really not. Gatekeeping is what keeps communities from falling into decay. Read Profession by Asimov.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >gatekeeping is good
            I fully agree with you there, but the point of reading is to put the information from the book into your head. Audiobooks accomplish that just as well as looking at an actual book, does it not? Do you have an argument that doesn’t boil down to either
            >I want to feel superior
            or
            >nooooo I HAVE to keep my eyeballs glued to the page in order to have any sense of self-worth!

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I do believe that reading off a page is superior to listening to words in your ear
            >more often than not, you need to develop an inner monologue in order to efficiently process words off a page, which does wonders for your cognition
            >listening is a passive process, it is extremely easy to let words flow over your head, which is why lectures are accompanied by whiteboards or powerpoint presentations.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >you need to develop
            Anon, I’m in my 30’s with kids, I’ve already done all the “developing” I’m ever going to do. For kids, sure reading off a page does wonders for their various processes but for me? I’ll stick with listening to my audiobooks in the car

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Well I'm sorry you were deprived of books as a child. You're right, if you're mentally incapable of reading then you probably should listen to audiobooks. They were originally designed for the blind and/or otherwise disabled people after all.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >not an argument
            I accept your concession

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not even arguing with you about this you dumbass lmao. Do you want me to vocaroo my post to you, you dyslexic moron?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            A place where taking eyes off the task could be fatal?
            HOW COULD YOU, ANON! READ AS YOU ARE MEANT TO!
            Nah, that's excellent example of

            >more neurologically ancient & powerful than reading
            No, that would be somebody reading to you /orating to to the tribe.
            Audiobooks are plays on tape, it can't change performance to suit the audience.
            No, it's not reading - some things work better as plays, some things work better as books.

            >some things work better as plays, some things work better as books.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            homie I got so many IQ points I can read and think about something else at the same time. listening is not a passive process

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >homie
            Stopped reading there. I'm honestly not interested in your opinion if you need to resort to baboon ebonics.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I think audiobooks work better for some people than others.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Don't eat food and pop vitamins all week then.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You think neurons in the brain don't exist?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you ever feel like when you imagine an apple it doesn't exist in your brain but in some ideal form of a brain which exist in an otherworldly realm of perfect apples. That's what happens when you read an audiobook

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Truth: listening to audiobooks is BETTER & more neurologically ancient & powerful than reading

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >more neurologically ancient & powerful than reading
      No, that would be somebody reading to you /orating to to the tribe.
      Audiobooks are plays on tape, it can't change performance to suit the audience.
      No, it's not reading - some things work better as plays, some things work better as books.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >anon shows signs of reading Plato's Republic

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anarchist primitives figured it out centuries ago

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >and then I unga'd her bunga

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        🙂

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fricking BASED honestly. Nothing like getting lost in a well-narrated audiobook during a sesh or while nodding off.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oral tradition is the pillar for literature across the world. Every myth, legend and tale of the past was transmited through oratory means before being written down. So yes, audiobooks are a valid way of engaging with literature.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/gNghcxr.jpg

      Truth: listening to audiobooks is BETTER & more neurologically ancient & powerful than reading

      I don't agree. Audiobooks are not vocalised in a powerful oratory voice. Rather they are narrated in a gentle yet firm voice. It does not harken back to ancestral memories of an authoritative figure making a speech, it is the voice of a visiting kindly grandparent reading out of a storybook.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    audiobooks ARE reading and watching sports IS exercise. to claim otherwise is deeply ableist and fatphobic

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yes anon, listening is listening.

    If you're trying to say people don't receive information from the books, then explain the people who have learned to speak languages while sleeping while listening to a language tape over night.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      works also with sissy hypno tapes

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's hearing

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    correct. it is listening.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Especially not when it's sped up "self help"/PUA trash

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    composition looks familiar

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't like Putin, but Zelensky is a israelite homosexual, yes.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          So? You feign neutrality while posting propaganda

          pic related is a statue that russia erected in an area of Ukraine that they are controlling now. But morons like you always say "muh zelenzky is a israelite' while ignoring Putin's proximity to israelites, and shit like russia's multikult rape invaders putting up commie statues

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >pic related

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You’re a fricking schizophrenic.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbols_of_the_Rurikids

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Crime and Punishment
    By: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
    Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins

    read that shit in 6 hours

  15. 1 month ago
    Alex Beyman

    Even so, here's 19 of my free audio horror stories for you gentlemen to enjoy. Best ones are at the end of page 2 imo

    audio.com/alexbeyman

    Feedback or unhinged abuse equally welcome

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    anyone know of the best way to get into audiobooks? is there an app or website like libgen that i can peruse a vast library of audiobooks to download? im sorry if thats a stupid question, but i am getting a job soon where i will be driving around a lot on my own and listening to books would be quite nice 🙂

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      torrents from audiobookbay
      ddl from mobilism forum
      plenty of shit lying around on youtube too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        thank you man. will check those out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The 3 apps that I know of are Audible, Librivox and Audiobooks. I think Audible requires that you buy the audio books, Librivox has a large collection of readings of classic books done by volunteers and it's the same with the Audiobooks app but Audiobooks has ads with it. You can disable the ads by paying a subscription, I guess it's called a subscription, of around $2 or $6 or paying $11 for a lifetime subscription.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you wanna listen to classics, try librivox.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Thees ees a Leebreewox reckording.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Librivox is abhorrent. Constant saliva sounds, awful microphone quality, bored narrative voice. I wouldn't even recommend it to blind people.

          The quality is variable, but some are good at least.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Librivox is abhorrent. Constant saliva sounds, awful microphone quality, bored narrative voice. I wouldn't even recommend it to blind people.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/HBUR5Qw.jpg

      The 3 apps that I know of are Audible, Librivox and Audiobooks. I think Audible requires that you buy the audio books, Librivox has a large collection of readings of classic books done by volunteers and it's the same with the Audiobooks app but Audiobooks has ads with it. You can disable the ads by paying a subscription, I guess it's called a subscription, of around $2 or $6 or paying $11 for a lifetime subscription.

      Personally what I like doing is ripping audiobooks off of YouTube (there are tons of unlicensed Audible books on there) and then listening with an app called "Smart AudioBook Player." I like doing this cause then I can rip it into a super small bitrate (as if the kbps has hardly anything to do with it) so I don't have a 1+ gigabyte mp3/m4a on my phone. I use a great site called TubeRipper which lets you rip vids into a variety of different formats and resolutions. Better method than using Audiobookbay imo.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p00546nk

    A BBC episode of an educational program called In Our Time led by Marvin Bragg, the episode is on "Reading" and at around the 7 minute mark, the woman in the group talks about how literate people can read to the illiterate and it was a form of entertainment.

    Even in the film Adaptation of the Pride and Prejudice novel by Jane Austen, it has characters who read books to other people.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    By literal definition, no. But it's a way of getting the information into your head, and it works well for some people.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    true but if listening ain't reading then looking ain't reading either
    so it's down to braile, smelling books and tasting books

    pick your poison sis

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      moron, when you're reading you're not just staring at a page and the content gets magically transferred into your brain. You have to recognize each and every word, piece the sentence together in your mind and imagine the content, while giving your complete attention to it. Listening to an audiobook is just like listening to a radio. It's not "reading". They're both passive activities. The actual reading is being done by someone else, and you are listing to that person converting the information into sound so that you can access it as well without actually reading the text.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        semantics

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Blindbros...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So, you don't know Braille yet well enough to read?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

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      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Apparently a lot of blind people these days, especially those who go blind later in life when they already know how to spell, actually never bother learning Braille because text to speech is so convenient.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks, anon - I didn't know that.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Audiobooks serve a purpose. If you're listening it as a podcast or some shit while you're doing other things, that's not even close to actually reading the book, I agree. It's more like catching a few bits of the story if I'm being generous and pretending to be more sophisticated than you actually are, if I'm being realistic.
    Audiobooks can only be consumed if you're giving it the 100% concentration and attention it needs to actually get something out of a book, so it's best used in a situation where you're in a position where you can't read something but want to concentrate on a story anyway.
    I just had eye surgery and can use screens just enough to hit play on Audibooks and I've listened to about 30h worth of shit in 2 weeks while just laying down in bed and listening to the story being told.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What about while doing something that occupies your hands but not your brain? Like, something that you could also hold a coherent conversation while doing.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Listening to an audiobook and calling it "reading" is like claiming you're playing a game by watching a "Walkthrough" video of the game on YouTube.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Audio books are for people, who can't create voices in their heads from text, in other words for morons without imagination. And even in fulfilling this goal audiobooks are inferior to radio plays. Only way this books are actually good for is to be played to children provided that narrator can properly providd required impression of a mother reading a chidlren's book to her child before the night.
    Otherwise it only impedes a full picture.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have imagination but my eyes can't read big texts in my age (24).

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This is better in most cases if it is about fiction and there is no need to learn it for some reason.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Depends upon the book... Books were originally maent to be read aloud, but some books are written with only a silent reader as the target audience. Delany's Dhalgen comes to mind.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can't listen to music while reading an audiobook but I do enjoy the odd audiobook here and there. Audiobooks kind of miss the point of actually enjoying a good reading sesh though.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's not, but it's better. The spoken word has been the way that stories have been told for 50,000 years. I do read and I enjoy it, but listening is better. I also enjoy reading out loud, but I don't get opportunity often because it feels weird talking when I'm alone.

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