There is no substitute for reading a real book. Kindles, audiobooks, iPads, everything; they all fall short. But they also open up new opportunities for learning that before was impossible. Since when could you read a book while driving to work or running errands? Since when could you tap a piece of glass in front of your face and see a little person in front of you talk, lecture, or speechify about a topic he or she has mastered, and yet is totally new to you?
I’m astonished at what technology is doing to our lives and our education system, but I’m also really super excited for the doors that tech opens to folks who know how to handle it. One example of that is Audible.com. I don’t listen to many audiobooks, and yet I’m a gold member–and have been for over two years. That means I pay them $15 per month, and in return I get one credit to use on any book in their store.
But Audible isn’t just for books, it’s also for lectures, like The Great Courses, The Modern Scholar and more. These courses cost anywhere from $100–400 each from their home websites, but the audio is on Audible for $50–80 each. And guess what? If you are a member, you get them for $15 each–one per month. One credit buys you one anything, no matter the list price. So I’ve listened to professors from around the country--ivy-league professors teaching on philosophy, religion, linguistics, classical music, and more.
If you join now you get two free audiobooks, no questions asked, and if you use this link, I get kickback whether you decide to become a paying member or not. So what are you waiting for? Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks