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Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Cribbing Notes

Audio-Books-1920x1280It may sound a little bizarre to all of us at the Sonic Society, but Ki Sung at KQED News finished an article entitled Listening Isn’t Cheating: How Audio Books Can Help Us Learn.

I remember reading some time back an experiment that had hooked up an MRI to various participants. Those who read a book had a lot of “magic” happening in the brain as readers need to envision settings, characters, sights, and sounds. However, Audio Drama works the brain even more, as a single sound may be the only cue a listener gets in which to build a world. Audio books sort of bridge the two mediums.

However you slice it, audio is good for the brain.

Oh, and television? You guessed it. Leaves the cranium with a cold whistling sound in comparison.

About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


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