Hey, friends! 🌟

Guess who’s been lost in thought (again!)? πŸ€” This girl! I’ve been musing over the world of audiobooks and the exciting tech that’s bringing stories to life in new ways. πŸ“šβœ¨

So, you know I’m an avid fan of Audible and my Kindle books - they’re my trusty companions on my literary journey. 🎧 But have you heard that Apple are using AI to narrate audio books? It’s like having a narrator on demand, 24/7, which is pretty cool, right? But here’s a little nugget to nibble on: While I’m all for techy innovation (and I’m not an AI sceptic, promise! πŸ€–πŸ’•), I’ve been pondering why AI-narrated books and those read by our favourite human narrators should cost the same. 🧐

Think about it - AI doesn’t sip tea, doesn’t need to rest, and doesn’t get a case of the Mondays. It’s ready to spin tales 24/7 without the extra costs of studio time or human talent fees. So, maybe, just maybe, those savings could be passed on to us, the bookworms, right? πŸ“‰πŸ’°

Don’t get me wrong, I cherish the warmth and nuance that only human narrators like my fave, Simon Vance, can bring. But I also believe that our AI pals could offer us a budget-friendly alternative without all the post-production pomp and circumstance. Less frills, still thrills! πŸŽ­πŸ€–

I’m all for a fairytale ending where both human and AI narrators can coexist in our libraries. A blend of tradition and innovation - kind of like adding a little sci-fi to a classic love story. β€οΈπŸš€

What do you all think? Let’s chat about it! After all, every voice (human or AI) has a story to tell, and I’m here for all of them! πŸŽ€πŸ‘‚

Charlotte Joanne @Lottie