In as much as the audiobook phenomenon isn't too new, there are still lots of people that don't know certain things about it. I must confess that I was also ignorant about certain aspects of audiobooks myself. During my early days of audiobooks, I had to ask certain questions and today I hear a lot of people asking the same such questions.
Who knows, you might also have such questions and you really want to find the answers to them. If yes, then below are some of these questions and their answers: What is an audiobook? An audiobook is simply a book in audio format. Instead of receiving a physical hardcover or paperback book that you have to read, you will be able to have someone reading the book to you when you download the audiobooks online in MP3 format. What is an MP3 audio book? MP3 is simply a compression technique that makes it possible for reduction to be made to audio books so that they use less space (sometimes as little as 80%) compared to that of cassettes or CDs. How can MP3 audio books be played? MP3 audio books can be played on any new version of CD players that support the MP3 technology - mostly those that can accept a 4.75 diameter disk.
They can also be played on any PC that has Microsoft's Windows Media Player or other related music software such as Real Media Player. Lastly, they can also be played on any mp3 player such as Creative Zen or Apply iPod. What is an unabridged audio book? An unabridged audio book is one that was narrated word for word. In such an audio book, nothing was removed from the printed book.
It has the exact content with that of the printed book, albeit in audio format. What is an abridged audio book? An abridged audio book is one that is shortened and doesn't contain the exact word for word narration as the printed book. Instead, it contain the main and most important points of the original book. In short, it is more concise and straight to the point. What is a dramatized audio book? A dramatized audio book, as the name implies, is a dramatized "play-life" version of the printed book, with usual full cast, music and sound effects.
How can I find the audio book I would like online? You can visit audio book store and search for the particular title you need. What are the more popular online book store available? There are a few online book stores with huge collections, please do a search using keywords "Audio Book store" from your favorite search engine Are these audio book expensive? On the contrary, they are cheaper as there is no physical product or delivery. Most online book store allow user to download it directly.
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