Road Trip with an Audio Book
If you’re heading on a road trip this summer, why not take an audiobook along for the ride? An engaging story can keep your mind active while you drive; you might even find yourself wishing you had a longer commute!
Though critics say audiobooks cheapen the reading experience, cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham does not agree. Comprehension, he says, does operate differently when you listen to a book – silent reading forces you to decode the letters and punctuation for yourself, while the narrator of an audiobook does that work for you. “Listening to an audiobook might be considered cheating if the act of decoding were the point…. But if appreciating the language and the story is the point, it’s not."
You can access audiobooks via streaming services such as Spotify and Google Play, or you can browse the options here at Hekman. The Cavyan Collection has audiobooks in multiple genres, including:
- No Greatness Without Goodness: How a Father's Love Changed a Company and Sparked a Movement (Randy Lewis)
- Why Millennials are the Hope of the Church (Mary Hulst)
- Still Waters Run Deep: Reimagining Dementia and Humanness (John Swinton)
- 500 Years Later: Why the Reformation Still Matters (Karin Maag)
- Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace (Anne Lamott)
- iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives (Craig Detweiler)
These are all non-fiction. We also have fiction books in audio format. Come and have a look. Our library staff can help you find something that fits your interests.