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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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Discussing the prospects of audio books in the Arab world, writers and publishers laid emphasis on this tool's interesting prospects in the Arab world, especially among youths.
They reduced down a large percentage of audio books on tape that were taking up space.
The Talking Books service provides 4,000 audio books every day, and RNIB, the sight loss charity which runs the service, has announced today that it will now be free for all blind and partially sighted people, to mark its 80th anniversary.
I've recently discovered the joys of I've recently discovered the joys of audio books and wish that I'd got into audio books and wish that I'd got into them sooner.