Audio books – yay or nay? Honestly, I cannot remember audio books being so popular a few years back as they are now. Is it just me? It’s like every published book has an audio format. As a child I loved to listen to fairy tales. Those were the days we used to have, brace for it.. CASSETTES! Those were my first “audio books”, and I absolutely loved them. Now, as an adult I do enjoy them, but no-where near as much as I used to as a kid.