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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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When opening the audio book section at the Google's smartphone app store, lists of favorite and red-hot books as well as fairy tale books are lined up.
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It is free and allows unlimited availability, so there is no more waiting for a favourite audio book to become available.
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Due to high customer demand, all audio book and music titles are available to the user for 10 days, and video titles may be checked out for five days; after that period, the title must be checked out again.
The downloadable Audio Book program is made available through Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) funding," said Nellie Moffitt, the head of the Navy General Library Program in a recent interview.
An in-flight audio book service is to be launched by Korean carrier Asiana Airlines from March 2008.