Ok, so I'm pretty new to the audio book thing.
I downloaded the Audible app and have listened to a few books on it, namely
State of Horror: Illinois (oh you know that was on the list)
The Ables (awesomeness upon awesomeness with a sprinkle of awesome)
The Nerdist Way (I'm still convinced that the author consumed a ton of red bull while reading the book).
So why audio books? Well it's a nice portable way to get a book fix in at work, in the car, being dragged all over the neighborhood by your pet and so on.
The only drawback I've found is if the person reading doesn't have a good pace, it gets annoying.
So I'm enjoying it so far and will see where my reading adventures take me.