Skin Deep audiobook review – A Brandon Sanderson story
Several weeks ago, the Skin Deep audiobook was released for free. Having loved Legion when I read it, I couldn’t wait to read/listen to its sequel. Now I have very rarely considered purchasing or listening to an audiobook, but this time, I wanted to try it out. My first thought was that the reader did a fantastic job. It was all very professional sounding, and the reader held my attention with little difficulty. What I did discover however, was that I have a hard time listening to someone reading me a book. Although my attention held, I wasn’t able to remember quite as much as I would have if I had read the book normally. This is by no means a downfall that could be fixed by the author or reader, it is just how my mind is built. I honestly can’t remember what happened in the book, or the names of many of the characters. Although I followed the plot when it was being read, it all promptly left my mind once I moved on to another task. Because of this, I’m not sure that my mind is cut out for using audiobooks on a normal basis.
Although audiobooks aren’t quite my thing, I do understand the draw for many readers. For instance, a friend of mine is a chef whom works nights as a chef. He plays audiobooks while he works, and has no issues whatsoever with recall and understanding. Anyone whom does things with their hands for extended periods of time are a perfect candidate for taking advantage of the audiobook format. I, unfortunately, don’t fall underneath those categories as of yet. This wasn’t a review of Skin Deep, just my thoughts on audiobooks and my inability to remember much of what was read to me.