This is a good article to introduce you to a new format, or rather an old format that you might not have considered before. This author has trouble reading non-fiction books. Not that she lacks the desire, interest, or intellectual capacity, they just tend to be a bit dry and hard to get through. I find myself with the same problem. Like this author, I tend to look more toward the fiction books, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, etc.
This author emphasized that the reader (voice actor/actress) can make a difference in your reading experience, just because you dislike one voice actor doesn’t mean that the entire genre is bad. I know that the voice actress that helped create the early Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich was not to my taste. Eventually then switched voice actors and now I really love listening to the new installment in this series.
If you are having trouble getting through non-fiction, detective novels, epic fantasy, science fiction, or another genre then try listening to Audio books. (maybe not romance unless you can take hearing graphic sex explored…found that out the hard way, fortunately there was ‘skip ahead 30 seconds’ button….hit that 4-10 times and you’re usually past the graphic bits. )
In recent months I have found that Audible has access to the Great Courses. I love the idea of listening for 20+ hours at the same price of a 7+ hour book. (I’m a bargain hunter at the root of it which is why I like libraries *free* best of all). Now that the author of this article informed me that The Devil in the White City is about H.H Holmes and the Chicago World Fair I have that waiting for me….just as soon as I figure out where Overdrive downloaded it to on my iPad.