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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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While the availability of audiobooks has increased dramatically over the past decade, audiobook listening has grown more slowly.
All of the bestselling audiobook titles that can be played on Android or iOS phones and tablets as well as on devices supporting the voice-controlled Google Assistant.
The feature also functions with the help of Google Assistant, for users to listen to their favorite audiobook hands free on their phone or speaker, like Google Home.
Sound Learning is sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association and includes activity guides to use with students in the classroom, a collection of research to explore on your own, and lists of audiobooks that have been handpicked for every grade level.
12 April 2017 - US-based spoken audio content and digital media distribution technology company RBmedia has acquired on-demand audiobooks provider Audiobooks.
com/2017/01/19/audible/) TechCrunch notes, Audible and iTunes made around 90 percent of the German audiobook market at the time of the complaint.
Galaxy Press is releasing this "high definition" audiobook this coming Father's Day along with the Battlefield Earth trade paperback edition which contains never before seen handwritten author notes.
The duration of the audiobook is four hours and 21 minutes, and is divided into seven chapters with topics that range in length from four minutes ("The Golden Globes") to 18 minutes ("The Economy of the U.
The Department is seeking a contractor to produce audio versions of textbooks and offer an audiobook lending service to all Massachusetts K-12 schools for students with print disabilities (at no cost to the schools).
When I was told that I got the part and could now play the part of me on the audiobook, I was overjoyed.
The book also includes a resource guide with tips on what to look for when evaluating audiobooks, the lexicon of audiobooks, websites for audiobook publishers and more.
These apps provide wireless access to their public library's EPUB ebook and MP3 audiobook catalog without using a PC and let users create bookmarks for their digital materials and continue reading from their last stopping point.