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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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The audio digest will be actively promoted to the newspaper's extensive readership around the world via the Hindustan Times network of web sites, including HindustanTimes.
The spoken audio digest of the LA Times will include in-depth news coverage and feature articles on such subjects as health, business and finance, and self-improvement from the print version of the newspaper.
a daily audio digest exclusively available from Audible's web site at www.
com is a leading site for access to premium spoken audio for mobile playback, including daily audio digests of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, audio magazines such as The Economist Audio Digest, Forbes, Slate, and Harvard Management Update, on-demand radio (including Marketplace, Nightly Business Report, Fresh Air, Car Talk) and a powerful collection of audio books from proven best selling authors, including Stephen King, John Grisham, Robert Ludlum, Jon Krakauer, Scott Adams, Sue Grafton, John Gray, Sidney Sheldon, James Redfield, and James Patterson.
Audible's free offer to Tungsten T users consists of 3 months of The New York Times daily audio digest as well one free month of Palm Listener--any one audiobook from Audible's selection of 6,000 titles and two one-month audio subscriptions to other regularly-delivered programs such as Forbes and RobinWilliams@audible.
His interest in training and education was tapped in his position as general manager of the Audio Digest Foundation, a worldwide provider of post-graduate medical education cassettes based in
Waking up in the morning and having that day's Wall Street Journal or New York Times audio digest already on my AudibleReady player for listening while I drive to work gives me more time during the day to be productive, and I say this not as Audible's vice president, but a customer.
announced today the availability of a new audio digest version of Scientific American magazine, including select key articles and special reports, at audible.
com -- Morning Edition(R) with Bob Edwards from NPR News -- The Economist Weekly -- The Audible Los Angeles Times -- The New York Times Audio Digest -- Slate
95 per month -- one audiobook and one 1-month subscription to audio digests of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes magazine, Scientific American, This American Life, All Things Considered, RobinWilliams@audible.
95 per month Audible's BasicListener plan offers one audiobook and one 1-month subscription to audio digests of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes magazine, Scientific American, This American Life, All Things Considered, RobinWilliams@audible.
Subscriptions to audio digests of national newspapers and magazines, the best of public radio and great original programs all delivered directly to the listener's computer are convenient ways to remain informed when traveling abroad or wherever one lives and works.