Posts Tagged: audio books

You Can’t Be a Snob with Bad Teeth: Talking with David Sedaris

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David Sedaris discusses his new collection of diary entries, Theft By Finding, his love for book signings, and his inevitable return to IHOP.

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The Human Voice to the Rescue

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At the Atlantic, Joe Fassler speaks with author Kevin Barry about the future of fiction. According to Barry, the “best hope” for building interest in fiction in a world “distracted” by technology is through audio storytelling: But one thing can still arrest us, slow us down, and stop us in our tracks: the human voice. I […]

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Rehabbing Poets’ Broken Records

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New audio preservation technology just opened a treasure trove at Harvard: thousands of recordings of influential poets reading their work, once feared too deteriorated to salvage, are now being recovered. As WBUR reports, the IRENE program takes high-res 3D photographs of old records deemed too fragile to play with an ordinary needle, which can then […]

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