Is anything gained from reading aloud?

Is anything gained from reading aloud?

There is one immense and tangible benefit to me from listening to literature, rather than reading it for yourself, which is that, just sometimes, the voice you are hearing is better at the job than the one inside you. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard authors (or actors, for that matter) reading aloud from a work I already know, but hearing something unexpectedly deeper, subtler and more rounded in either the train of thought or the language itself, some dimension that had escaped the way we silently register what’s on the printed page. That, at least, is priceless.

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