Do you still read the book after listening to the audio book? Do you listen to the audio book after reading the book?
I don’t think I’ve ever read the book after listening to the audio version. I tend to let the audio version be the version I read and move on to the next. I’ve said before I don’t re-read very often. However, I have listened to a few books after reading them in their print or electronic counterparts if I choose to re-read. This typically happens right before a movie comes out for a book I read a while ago. Some examples are the Hunger Games and Catching Fire books. I re-read those on audio in anticipation of seeing the movie. So I gotta get to listening to Mockingjay now, huh? Another example is The Fault In Our Stars. I absolutely loved the audio of that one, and I really think re-reading just before going to see the movie helped make the movie better.
If the book is good, I will read it again. It is as simple as that. I do find that I retain what it is I have read if I read it in print first rather than just listening to the audio book. I find that often times the two can offer two quite distinct experiences. Reading a book and listening to a book offer different rewards. I like with a printed book, I can slow down the action by reading slower and more carefully. However, with audio books, sometimes the narrators does such an outstanding job (thank you, Kate Rudd!) that listening to the book is 1000 times better than reading the print. I have listened to the Outlander books more times than I can count. However, recently I have been fantasizing about re-reading the books in print. I think I catch way more detail when I actually read the book. I miss so much while listening, but maybe that is why I enjoy listening to my favorite audio books again and again. Good thing, as they are super expensive!