Audiobook Read-Along | Book Blogger Hop

Hello readers! I’ve wandered back around again for another Book Blogger Hop. This week’s question was posed by Angelica @ Paperback Princess.

Here’s the more complete answer:

I tend to go back and forth between print (whether it be physical print or digital “print”) and an audiobook. This has to do with relative reading speed – I read a lot faster in my head than an audiobook narrator does. If I’m reading along, I tend to find that frustrating.

That said, this was something I frequently encouraged my students to do. This had to do with (again) relative reading speed and prosody, among other things. A number of my students were English learners, so reading along with the audiobook aided in language acquisition.

What about you?

6 thoughts on “Audiobook Read-Along | Book Blogger Hop

  1. First of all, thanks for stopping by! You know, I’ve never thought of listening to an audiobook while reading to improve my English! I learnt English in school but never was able to understand when an English person talked until I started watching TV shows in English and a new world opened for me. Maybe if audiobooks were common when I was in school (20 years ago…) I would have used them to improve my listening. Nice answer!

    Have a nice week end 😀


  2. I embrace reading along with audio books. While I don’t do it for every book I read, I have done so for certain genres. Like you, I read much faster than the narrator. So much so, that I the narration speed at 2.10 or 2.5.
    While the multi-sensory reading experience isn’t for everyone, I am ever so happy to read a positive post on this topic!!


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