An avid reader until high school, he all but stopped reading because he “couldn’t find any books he liked.” Sound familiar?
Maybe he read so much for his classes that his reading capacity was tapped out, or maybe it was a developmental issue. However — although I didn’t say this aloud (much) — I found it hard to believe that with the thousands of books published every year, he couldn’t find anything good.
That is, until he tried listened to an audiobook. Now he’s listened to three books in the space of a month, and if he finds a part “boring” he just puts the narration on 1.5 speed until the next chapter begins! I’m thrilled.
Will this last? Who knows. But I believe it’s a good thing for however long it continues. Studies show that reading fiction helps to develop empathy and increases your attention span.
And this comes at an especially significant time for me, since Audible just released the audiobook version of Thieving Forest. Thieving Forest been given an 800 Lexile Score, which means that it’s appropriate for readers in the 8th grade and up. I’ve decided to set up a raffle to give away five free audiobooks.
To win a chance at a free listen, just fill out your name and email address below. I’ll pick five winners on December 15th. Good luck, and happy listening!
Yes! I want to win a free audiobook of Thieving Forest. Sign me up!