On audiobooks

How were people able to survive in the past without audiobooks? It is a ridiculous question, I know. Just by looking around I can see that the human species is still thriving, so lack of audiobooks has not in any way endangered it



Should I have rather expressed my total devotion towards audiobooks, tinged with a bit of sadness?
Print copies of the same books anguish on dusty shelves. I no longer read them.
Instead of listening to  the voice in my head while the eyes move from left to right again and again, I listen to a stranger's voice (the author or a professional reader) telling the story.
Eyes get a rest, ears get a bit of a battering. Legs get exercised, as audiobooks are the ideal walking aid, the literary equivalent of a Zimmer frame.
The only inconvenience is battery life. Still, in the great scheme of walking, it's really minor. After all, one has to return home at some point.



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