I’m in the process of reading (actually listening) to Armageddon’s Children (The Genesis of Shannara Book 1) by Terry Brooks. I’ve been listening to it on my commute to work. It’s not a great book by any means. Actually, I plan to return it before finishing, which is not something I usually do. For some reason, I have a difficult time getting into a book where children are the main characters in a post-apocalyptic America brought about by nuclear war, plagues, and environmental degradation. It’s a world where demons and monsters and giant lizards now roam the earth. Just not my thing.
As I was listening to the book — I probably listen to a handful of audio books each year — I was thinking about whether audio books should be counted as actually having read the book. Is listening to an audio book considered reading? Does it count that you’ve read the novel, if in fact you’ve listened to it? What are your thoughts?