Thursday, July 29, 2010
Several years ago a blind friend introduced me to books on tape. To date I still "read" a lot of audio books and these days several books if not all are also in the audible format. My favorite site for audio books is audible.com. They also have a facebook page.
Audible.com Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment, on the Internet. Audible specializes in the spoken experience, providing digital audio editions of books, newspapers and magazines, original programming, and TV and radio subscriptions. Content from Audible is downloaded and played back on personal computers, CDs, or AudibleReady® computer-based and wireless mobile devices. Audible has over 75,000 audio programs from more than 1,100 content providers that include leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters, entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business information providers. Audible is the preeminent provider of spoken-word audio products for Apple’s iTunes® Store. Consumers shop, purchase, and download audio content from www.audible.com (United States), www.audible.co.uk (United Kingdom), www.audible.de (Germany), or www.audible.fr (France) directly to personal computers for listening in a variety of ways. Most of our customers download audio to their PCs and Macs and then transfer the audio to MP3 players, personal digital assistants (PDAs), or to smart mobile devices (SMDs) for listening on the go. Others transfer, or “burn,” the content to audio CDs, while some customers simply listen at their computers or through a digital home entertainment network. Audible customers can also have their Audible content wirelessly delivered to their smart mobile devices every day, even while they are asleep, taking the computer out of the equation.