There are a range of benefits associated with books on audio, and as the average commuter spends an hour getting to work each day, it's an ideal solution to combat the boredom of travelling.
Audio books are an excellent alternative to print, for readers/listeners of all ages. Books stimulate the mind, increase our vocabulary and bring people together who enjoy similar subjects or themes.
Audio books for children are an excellent way to help improve their listening, comprehension and pronunciation skills - as well as significantly increasing their vocabulary without them even realizing it. It helps them to use their imagination more freely, as they are not restricted by illustrations, and it can provide a wonderful family activity, bring parents and kids closer together.
Adults too can benefit from books on audio, aside from the aforementioned commute to work. They can be listened to whilst undertaking other activities, saving you time - for example, you can listen in the gym, whilst out walking, cycling or even surfing the web. They will also help give to books a little more personality, as the voices help bring the story to life.
Also, consider investing in audio stories for an elderly relative, particularly if they are ill or recovering from a bug or operation. For many older people, reading is frustrating, as their eyesight is simply not what it used to be. Thus audio books can open up a world they thought they had to leave behind, allowing them to 'read' their favourite books time and time again. It is also a nice way for the youngest of kiddies to connect with their grandparents or great-grandparents, something which is often overlooked.
Overall, books on audio are a fantastic way to allow people of all ages to enjoy literature, and are a wise investment for now and in the future.