I like reading aloud, and being read to, too. My wife and I have read whole novels to each other, back and forth. The same way that teaching a subject opens a whole new path to understanding, reading aloud gives me a different view of a text, whether I read it myself, listen to it read, or read it aloud. You can listen to it as if it were a foreign language, just for the sounds, and find meaning there. Or you can feel how it rolls out of your mouth when you speak it. You can experiment with pace, emphasis and silence. You can play.