I remember being read to as a kid, but not what. The practice must have stopped early. I think because I bugged the readers on how to read the book myself. Someone taught me to read and ever since it has been mostly solitary.
One exception, my wife. She and I will often read out loud an article and occasionally a book. Whoever brings the reading to the table begins reading first. I like it
Some books I would never have read otherwise. I think it is better than plain vanilla audio books because I can still enjoy the pleasure of seeing the words. This doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes turn off the audio and read myself. I am impatient and I can read faster without being read to, but on some books I get bored again, and it becomes an off/on cycle.
Classics on Amazon offer this combo and they are usually much cheaper than the price of most recently published books. It is one of the few times that a price has been indirectly proportionate to my needs. Classics I never before tackled are now being read out loud as I watch over the shoulder of the reader