Sometimes there is nothing so relaxing like reading your favorite title with a bottle of beer to give you company. Your mind cries out for revenge as you read Shakespeare’s Othello or is mellowed out as you turn the pages of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of the Grass. But alas, the murderous rat race and the bursting everyday schedule have permanently invented such simple luxuries. You just do not have the time to read anymore. ‘Is there any other alternative to reading a book’, you ask yourself. Well, why not someone else reading it for you? All you have to do is listen. Great, is not it? Audio books online are in these days.
Although audio books online have come to stay for quite some time now, few people have come to grips with it, fewer still indulge in such simple opulence. Thousand of websites beckon you for a free audio book online, concluding fiction, non-fiction, classics and more. Even if you are bound to a very strict schedule, there is nothing to prevent you from listening to an audio book online and enjoying every bit of it sans the hassles of going through it page by page.
As the literary works are downloaded to your computer, you may listen to their content in the privacy of your home without any hindrance. No need to visit the local library or browse the archives to find your favorite title. No late fees levied for any delay in returning the book.
But what happens if you are always on the move? Those who are traveling sales persons or departmental heads, perpetually on the road, visiting clients and distributors. For them the answer is simple. As these online audio books can be easily downloaded to the computer, you may burn them onto a CD, take them along and listen while you are driving. No problem at all. Your car CD player will then literally read out choice fragments of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita as you press the accelerator down to the floor of the vehicle.
Another great advantage that audio books online offer is that they are reusable. In fact, you could listen to them as many times as you prefer, alone or in the company of others, in the privacy of your home or while traveling in your car, any place any time of the day or night. No wonder more and more people are opting for audio books online. Websites are vying with each other to get the lion’s share of the profit earned from the sale of audio books online.
In some cases, nominal year membership fees are also charged by some websites, depending on the type of audio books you need. You may be overwhelmed by the abundance of the availability of audio books online and the variety that is available. All for the benefit of the reading (or should I say, ‘read-listening’) public. The day is not very when audio books online may enter the hall of fame for escalating the world literacy.