Is Pressing Play the Best Way to Read?
About 10 years ago, I was given Peter Benchley’s Shark Trouble as a present. Ever since being terrified by Jaws as a child, I have been obsessed not only with sharks but also the man who wrote the blockbuster that inspired Steven Spielberg.
Even more exciting, the gift was an audiobook read by Benchley himself, whose cultured tones promised in the introduction to describe the writing of Jaws, actual encounters with Great Whites and his commitment to marine ecology.
The problem was I never actually got around to listening to more than the first 10 minutes.