The argument is silly. Why can't someone listen to it? It's a hell of a lot easier than sitting down and reading, and then you can listen while you drive or something too. I don't listen to much audiobooks (because I am too lazy to buy them) but when I do they are nice to just have in the background or to read along to. It keeps me focused, since I as well cannot concentrate terribly well. Writing is not just meant to be read, it was meant to be heard. I will admit the 19th century russians might be a bit of a pill to understand much by listening, but I don't care how people choose to enjoy them. Literature is literature whether one reads it or hears it. You are all just being braggy and self important saying that everyone MUST read. That is like saying people should just read poetry. Just like poetry, prose was not meant to be uttered in silence but the care put into the writing makes it good out loud as well.
I am not blind, but I prefer listening over reading when at all possible. While reading, that is pretty much all you can do. But if you listen, you can go through countless books, all while eating, working, playing, closing your eyes, etc.