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date: 22 February 2020

audiobooks 

Source:
A Dictionary of Publishing
Author(s):

Adrian Bullock,

Chris Jennings,

Nicola Timbrell

A book that is read aloud through some audio-enabled device. A person (often an actor or the author) is recorded reading the text of the book and the purchasable item then becomes one or a collection of audio files, distributed to the purchaser’s device. Some audiobooks are abridged, with content removed to make the length of the recording shorter. Any audio recording will require some editing and the production process may have involved several recording attempts, or takes, before the final piece is of a high enough quality to distribute.... ...

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