Still not sure about audiobooks? How about experiencing them with your children. After visiting the Harry Potter World in Orlando my 9-year-old son is all about starting the books. I’m thinking about checking out the audio cds from the library for us to listen to while we follow along in the books. And it looks like this could be a great thing.
Think about it. We read aloud to children at a young age so why not introduce them to audiobooks at a young age as well?
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).