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audiobook

A spoken version of a book published in an electronic format. Audiobooks date back to the 1930s when the U.S. government created the Talking Book program for the blind. The first recording platform was aluminum discs, and subsequent formats have been vinyl records, tape cassettes, CDs and finally digital downloads.

Teaching and Recreation
Audiobooks have been used for teaching as well as personal enjoyment. Drivers use audiobooks on long commutes, and countless people enjoy listening to a book rather than reading; however, an audiobook is very often an abbreviated version of a published work. Unlike a printed book where readers react only to the writing quality, the enjoyment of an audiobook has much to do with the voice and intonation of the narrator. See podcast.
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Simply stated, BBC Audiobooks have set the standard for excellence in spoken word programming," said Brian Fielding, Executive Vice President, Programming, Audible, Inc.
com is proud to announce the availability of new audiobook distribution service Author's Republic, an aggregate audio publisher helping to bring independently published audiobooks onto more platforms than ever before.
NOOK Media LLC, a subsidiary of Barnes & Noble Inc (NYSE:BKS), a retail bookseller and retailer of content, digital media and educational products, announced on Wednesday the availability of the NOOK Audiobooks App for Android, a new, no-commitment way to experience a selection of audiobooks on Android smartphones and tablets, including the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK devices.
Tenders are invited for 15ODLSH1 - Audiobook Services for Elementary and Secondary Textbooks
8220;People who download ebooks will love the enhanced convenience and enjoyment of downloading audiobooks from Audiobooks.
On the CD, Jacqueline reads her wonderfully written and engaging memoir of her life as a teenager - which is just released by BBC Audiobooks at pounds 12.
Audiobooks stimulate student imagination by making teens visualize the characters and settings from the words of plays themselves.
Don't fall into the trap of believing audiobooks are strictly for the sight impaired or people too intellectually lazy to read.
Morrison's audiobooks, I will argue, complete her response to the problem of the double audience by commodifying an African-American authorial voice within texts which themselves place a black oral tradition alongside their narrative representations of race in America.
com, the world's largest producer and seller of digital spoken-word entertainment, today announced that the Audiobook Creation Exchange, the online audiobook rights marketplace and production platform it launched in 2011, produced ten times as many audiobooks in 2012 as it did during its debut year.
Customers who listen to Christian based audiobooks tend to only listen to Christian based audiobooks," Stafford says.
A retail audiobook publishing programme is being launched by BBC Audiobooks America, a publisher and distributor of audiobooks and radio dramatisations, marking its entry into the US trade market.