Daft question and only musing, but I have signed up for audible free trial as I spend lots of time in the car and don't get to read everything I want to. But, do audio books "count" as books you have read. If I listen to War and Peace say, can I tick the surveys when they ask if you have read it?
Yes I do. I do a lot of walking and going to the gym and have substituted music for books. This year I have 'read' about 20 books as well as really reading another 80 so far. Listened to the Millennium Trilogy, The Snowman, The Red Tent, White Teeth, and loads of others. Dear Fatty by Dawn French and My Story by Tony Blair particularly great.
I don't but my 9y loves them when in the car on long journeys. We are currently working our way through the Harry Potter books. I have read them already. DD read the first one and DH I think may have read the first one. But the audio books read by Stephen Fry are excellent. Expensive though! Just bought book 4 and it was £42 - ouch! It is 17 discs long and almost 21 hours long.
We listen to them a lot in the car, and I often put one on when I'm doing the ironing or something like that. I love them, and yes I would definitely count it as reading, - I read a lot too, but some people can't read an actual book, - with audiobooks they can still be 'well read'.