There are reasons that many people pick up books during the summer. For example, School is out, but there are other contributing factors such as summer vacations. It has long been known that summer are generally taken with more ease. Psychologist hypothesis that this time of year creates a more enlightened demeanor with conducting tasks.
Narrators, yes, I understand your frustration. I recently spoke with the owner of the parent site we are connected to. Her main job is to develop audiobooks. Our two narrators both use recording studios.