Posts Tagged: audiobooks
For the New Yorker, David Denby listens to Jane Austen’s Emma and reflects on how listening to the book highlights the insincerity of the its characters:
Austen was one of the first modern writers, one of the first thoroughly to understand the unconscious and such things as insincerity and false candor.
A unique library project in India is helping people who are blind access books. Printed books are converted in audio formats so blind readers can listen to them, with the target audience students between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five....more
If you’re old enough to remember VHS cassettes, its likely you also remember the revolutionary straight-to-video category of movies. Now, Audible wants to do the same for literature with straight-to-audiobooks. Audible, an Amazon subsidiary, is a key player in the billion-dollar audiobook industry and currently has 30 books in the works as audiobook originals....more
Over at The Millions, Sam Allingham writes about his longstanding love of books on tape (or in modern parlance, audiobooks).
At its best, the book on tape leads the listener into a kind of reverie. By shifting the locus of linguistic labor onto the reader’s voice, the listener receives the vision of the story directly.
You’ve heard of audiobooks, but what about audio-litmags?
Palaver Press is now accepting submissions of short fiction, songs, and sound works on the themes “piano” and “da capo” for new ninety-minute podcasts that “will feature several narrated short-stories, seamlessly woven together with music, exploring concepts derived from music and compositional theory.”...more