Once a static niche for aficionados renting clunky cassettes or CDs for their commutes, audio books have gone mass-market. Sales have jumped by double digits in recent years. Shifts in digital technology have broadened the pool of potential listeners to include anyone with a smartphone.
I love audiobooks and I don’t know what I’d do on those 12 hour flights to the Middle East without them. A big thanks to Leo Laporte for introducing them to me through his relentless Audible ads. Going to start ‘reading’ The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss.