Today’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Have you ever enjoyed the same book in two or more formats (print, ebook, or audiobook)?
Not simultaneously, but yes, very much so. When I first started listening to audiobooks (about…four years ago? Seems longer) I listened almost exclusively to books I had already read in print. I think it was sort of my gateway into the format. For a while it seemed weird to only do a book on audio, as though it wasn’t quite the same. I got over that, and it feels like pretty much the same thing now to do print or audio–though more audio-only books means I have no idea how to spell some characters’ names!
I still like re-“reading” favorites on audio, and have done entire series that way: Narnia, Harry Potter, most of L. M. Montgomery’s canon. I’ve read Agatha Christie almost exclusively on audio, to the point that I think it might feel weird to pick up a paper one. I’ve probably read 15 of her books, and only the first one was paper.
I’ve read very few ebooks–probably less than five.
The only time I can recall that I did one book in multiple formats in a single read was earlier this month when I had an audiobook out from the library, and had to return it with half-an-hour left in the book. So I got a Kindle-unlimited free trial and just read the last portion. Otherwise, I only move between formats on separate reads.
Do you go back and forth between formats? Do you have a preferred one?