Audiobooks: Best Way to Enjoy Fiction & Nonfiction

The Best Way to Consume Audiobooks: Fiction or Nonfiction?

Newport and Huberman discuss their thoughts on audiobooks versus physical books for learning. Newport finds audiobooks distressing for nonfiction, as he needs to slow down, speed up, and go back to certain parts to make connections and find ideas. However, he enjoys fiction audiobooks, such as thrillers.

Huberman agrees with Newport’s perspective, finding that stories and fiction work well as audiobooks, especially when consumed during long drives or hikes. For nonfiction, Huberman requires the ability to take notes and see the content in its respective spatial layout, making physical books more suitable for his learning style.

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