I am an Amazon Prime devotee. When I first signed up, I wondered why I’d pay approximately $100 per year for the privilege of shopping perks.
Well, between free shipping, Kindle books and streaming video, I more than make up for my annual investment. So, I’ve been super excited to learn about additional benefits. I have favorite Amazon Music playlists downloaded and just recently realized I had access to Audible content — audio books — included in my free stuff.
I’m not an auditory learner. If I don’t take notes (and translate what I’m learning through writing), most of what I hear goes in one ear and out the other. So, unlike my siblings and several friends, I’ve never been one to listen to audio books. But I figure, why not? They’re free.
I learned that, free or not, they’re just not for me. I got access to a couple but found both narrators’ voices hard to listen to — too slow or too fast — with the speed-adjustment settings only making it sound distorted. I’d find myself a few miles down the road and realize that I’d no idea what had been said. Then I’d rewind and realize I had heard it but didn’t retain it but the re-listening was frustrating so I’d tune it out again.
The whole thing reminded me of the importance of knowing myself. The coolest features in the world aren’t cool if they’re not a good fit for me.
I prefer my books written over read and I’m okay with that. What’s that saying? To thine own self be true? Pretty sure I read that somewhere.