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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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About Author's Republic Author's Republic is an audiobook distribution service that makes it easy for independent authors and publishers to sell audiobooks through over a dozen retail and distributor partners and earn up to 35% of what their book is sold for.
Also, for a limited time only, customers who download the free NOOK Audiobooks App for the first time will receive two free audiobooks from a select list of top titles, starting at launch with a selection of two titles from Charlotte's Web by E.
People who want to shop online for over 10,000 great audiobooks can connect with 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.
Audiobooks are a welcome solution for the time-challenged, allowing us to escape the tedium of the daily commute, the yard and housework, or even the daily workout.
Through these kinds of promotional activities, Morrison does not so much reify the high-low cultural gap while seeking to bridge both sides of it as she denies the terms on which the dichotomy is grounded, finding no principled incongruence among Oprah viewers, audiobook consumers, and readers of "demanding and sophisticated" fiction.
ACX made self-publishing an audiobook as easy and painless as Kindle does for eBooks.
Users can download or stream audiobook purchases from the audiobooksnow.
In connection with the launch of the new Audiobook MP3 Store, Barnes & Noble.
AudioGO, the home of BBC Audiobooks and a premier independent publisher of audio and radio programs, proudly announces the launch of a new consumer rewards program and enhanced, user-friendly website at www.
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.