I like them. I don’t listen to them very often, but that’s just because I find it is slower than if I just read the book myself. I actually really like to borrow them from the library, electronically, and listen to the mp3 by connecting my phone in the car or with headphones. It’s nice to do with a book I don’t have any rush in finishing.
A great audiobook is as much about the quality of the story as it is about the narrator. The narrator can make or break a good audiobook. Think: Neil Gaiman reading *any* of his books. He’s an excellent one if you’re venturing into the world of audiobooks.