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No need to turn a deaf ear to audiobooks

My initial fear that audiobooks would take the place of print books for my children has proven to be unfounded

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Noise levels in my home have gone up dramatically and I blame my mother.

Last Christmas, she showed up with a prettily wrapped box that bore no warning about the din that was to be unleashed, and which would unravel my quest to keep a somewhat quiet home despite having two children.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2020, with the headline No need to turn a deaf ear to audiobooks. Subscribe