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Audio Literature: Is it cheating if you "read" by listening?

Two recent articles in the New York Times Book Review discuss the pleasures and occasional vagaries of reading books by listening to them. We're wondering what took them so long to realize that audio is an increasingly important part of the way we consume narrative. Questions for you: is it cheating if you don't read the print but listen instead? What verb do we use for a book or a Drum story we took in through our headphones? Read the articles here and here.

updated: 11 years ago