I've resisted audio books for the longest time; it just didn't seem right. There was a time when I really enjoyed reading regularly, but to me the joy was in curling up with a physical book and letting my imagination bring the pages to life. I always feared that the narrator of an audio book would change my perception of the book, but never having tried it I couldn't know for sure.
I spend over 2 hours total each day commuting to and from work, but I am prone to motion sickness so reading on the bus was not feasible. (Oddly enough, reading from my iPhone doesn't always have the same effect). Since I've not been reading regular books anyway, I might as well try listening to them. Thanks to Daily Challenge prompting me to "read" while I walked, I finally got it working on my iPhone and started "reading" the Hunger Games this morning.
I'm enjoying it so far. The narrator was well chosen and I find she does not deter from the story at all. In fact, I think her tone is perfect and I love how she makes different voices when there is dialogue. I still feel it guides my perception a bit, but probably for the best since I'm assuming the author approves these so it portraits the correct tone. It still feels different than seeing the movie version of a book because you get all the details that they can't fit in the movie and your mind has to decipher them to form a picture, which is what I like most about reading.
Hopefully the other books and Game of Thrones will be available to check out by the time I finish this. Any other Audio Book recommendations?