Guardian article on audiobooks

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david wales
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Post by david wales » July 13th, 2019, 9:56 am

Though it does not mention librivox, The Guardian's article on the growth of audiobooks is informative and interesting.

Listen up: why we can't enough of audiobooks

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jul/13/listen-up-rise-of-audiobooks-steven-poole?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0xOTA3MTM%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email

"...the audio challenge: “I think we can and should be sanguine about it. Just as publishers harnessed ebooks as yet another format alongside hardbacks and paperbacks, audiobooks can be thought of as yet another way of connecting readers and authors. In non-fiction, especially, we’re seeing audiobooks really register with people who may not have the time or inclination to pick up a print book, but devour audiobooks because they are hungry for new ideas, narratives and experiences. If it helps more people experience an author’s work, it’s something to celebrate.” To which even the grouchiest prosophile writer can only respond: hear, hear."
Peace, David

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Post by KevinS » July 13th, 2019, 10:07 am

Prosophile? That sounds dirty.
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Post by annise » July 13th, 2019, 4:08 pm

Thanks for sharing, an interesting link. I know I certainly enjoy listening to many of our non fiction titles, often learning about subjects which I would probably never pick up a hard copy to read. And I can listen while doing other things, especially routine boring housekeeping :D

Anne

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