Books on tape

Between trying to keep your eyes focused on the page, balancing, and remembering where you need to get off, it's hard to do any meaningful reading on the subway. So, I usually listen to music to pass the time. But, I'm wondering whether I should start listening to books on tape instead. It'd allow me to truly multitask, using my eyes and hands for my commute and my ears for listening.

While I can read faster than narrator, there's a higher chance of me spending time listening. Since it's a passive activity, I'd no longer be able to make excuses about my tired eyes or lack of willpower. Especially if I'm listening for pleasure, it'll be fun to have the narrator add emphasis to key details and give voices to characters. I just need to be sure to pay attention.