I have a theory that taking something slowly reveals the quality of its pacing. For example, I am against binge-watching: Netflix TV shows might debut whole seasons on a single day, but I watch them one episode at a time, giving myself time to digest what’s going on. With a well-paced show, this enhances the experience (e.g. Stranger Things Season One), but with a poorly paced show, this reveals how little is happening in each individual episode (e.g. Stranger Things Season Two). Audiobooks do the same thing to prose works, since reading a book aloud takes much longer than reaching a book to one’s self. With a book where every word and scene counts, an audio reading enhances the experience (e.g. Human Nature), but with a slow book, an audiobook makes the experience even slower.