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What is Audio Book?

An audio book is a recording of the contents of a book read aloud. It is usually distributed on compact discs (CDs), cassette tapes, or digital formats (such as mp3).

Unabridged audio books are word for word readings of a book, while abridged audio books have text edited out by the abridger.

 

Benefits of Audio Books:

1) Listening to audio books is convenient and it fits into the busy lifestyle of city dweller. You can listen to your favorite novels anytime anywhere, while you are walking, shopping, waiting at a doctor's clinic or doing housework.

2) For many people, listening to an audio book is more entertaining and exciting than reading a paperback book.

3) For those of you who have to look at the computer monitor and documents for hours, listening to an audio book is more relaxing to your strained eyes.

4) Downloading audio titles is easy and quick. You don't need to wait for the shipment to arrive or find a particular book at the bookstore.

5) Audio books are affordable. Join an audio book club and you can download and rent audio books at very low cost.

6) Audio book is a good learning tool. You can improve your listening skill and vocabulary by listening to the audio book alone or reading the paperback book at the same time.

7) Parents can listen to audio books together with their kids and have fun. It can substitute a bedtime story.

8) For the book publishers, audio book recordings can be duplicated easily and downloadable audio books will never run out of stock.

9) Unlike paperback books, audio books can be kept for indefinite period of time, they are easy to store and do not take up space.

 

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