Resting somewhere between the format of film and the printed word, audiobooks offer a method of literature consumption that though similar to the physical act of reading, is in many ways quite different. Each format has its pros and cons: sacrifices of convenience, pace of the narrative, the ability to multitask, different levels of immersion and so on. The purists will argue tirelessly in favor of the virtues of reading the printed word while the busy-bodies champion the audiobook as a preferable alternative to the daily radio show during their respective commutes. Infinite Gestation dares to discover who is right.
**Spoiler Warning – Specific plot points of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood are discussed.**