Humans have told, savoured, and delighted in stories since the beginning of time, and the emergence of the audio book, inevitable in our technological times, has brought forward this storytelling tradition and given it a modern twist. But audiobooks and ebooks are becoming far more than today’s interpretation of an ancient practice – they are rapidly turning into the reading method of choice for many around the globe. Here are some of the main reasons why.
Almost from the beginning of time, people have loved to listen to stories. Balladeers, troubadours, poets, historians and storytellers have held a place of honor in nearly every culture throughout history. Telling tales of adventure and days gone by has always been an important way of passing traditions and knowledge from one generation to another.