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# 73 Audiobooks – the new rock n roll

In books on January 31, 2011 at 3:10 pm

There’s something almost paradoxical about audiobooks: on the one hand they hark back to our most primitive oral traditions and childhood memories of being read bedtime stories, while at the same time exploiting the latest technology by being available to download straight to your iPod, bypassing the invention of the printing press completely.

Audible, ‘the UK’s largest provider of downloadble audiobooks’, even has an instant download app for iPhones and Android. No longer the preserve of the Large Print section of the local public lending library, audiobooks are the new rock ‘n’ roll. Read the rest of this entry »