Although a lot of people have now read of audiobooks, it’s a fairy safe be that almost all of these people have not actually taken a moment to consider just what an audiobook is. Shoe Dog
Following all, unless you just lately had an evident interest in audiobooks, why would you take such an interest?
Likewise, some people, perhaps people who might tell you that they don’t like books, will shy away from mp3 audio books, simply due to name, and the image that name might conjure up to them.
This is a waste in several ways, because audiobooks can be, and can do, a lot more than their name might suggest.
Of course, the very name audiobook will tell you that it is a reserve that you can gain access to in music format.
Which will is, of course totally correct. There are many thousands of great audiobook titles out there on the market that are literally pre-existing books that are read onto an audio tracks soundtrack for you, the listener.
That information is, in itself, almost childishly simple, yet at the same time, extremely accurate, as far as it goes.
As the owner of my own online audiobook store at [http://www.takalive.com], I can tell you that even this incredibly simplistic description hides a couple of very key elements which to some extent make clear the rapidly increasing popularity of audiobooks.
1st, in the same way that we can all talk quicker than we can write (or hand techinque a keyboard) everyone can listen much more quickly than we can read. Also, we can listen closely wherever were, and whatever we are doing, again, unlike reading a written book, which is something you can only do when the circumstances allow.
Thereby, audiobooks are an incredibly helpful and convenient alternative to the written word, although I would personally in person argue that audiobooks cannot replace the written term.
The second thing about listening to an audiobook, assuming that you are listening o a high quality production (and you definitely should be! ) then the narrator or reader will be a top professional.
Sometimes this narrator might b the creator of the original written work himself (of herself), sometimes a famous actor or sometimes a not-so famous actor who, in fact, is an expert in voice-overs and audio tracks text readings.
All of these different groups will bring their own understanding to the audiobook textual content, and three differing people may indeed bring totally different interpretations.
For you, as a listener, this offers the possibility to hear, for example, an e reserve that you have already read in a completely different voice, within an totally new light.
Without a doubt, for me, as someone who listens to many audiobooks, this is one of the great pleasures of the music medium. I know how We imagine the story to be told, but others can tell if quite differently, making it, in some cases, almost a fresh story!
However, in all of such situations, we are talking a bout written books being transposed into an audio tracks soundtrack, and here we come to exactly why audiobook is, in fact, somewhat misleading as a product title.
In many cases, audiobooks are not books at all!
Speeches, talks, sales pitch, radio and TV shows, each one is available as audiobooks, although, of course, they were never books I the true sense of the term.
For example, in my own store, I have brilliant Online marketing presentations from industry leading figures such as John Reese and Armand Morin, lined up alongside BBC comedy timeless classics (some free) and many, many radio favorites of the 50’s and sixties from both sides of the Atlantic!
So, although the phrase audiobook is a convenient shorthand term, it actually only paints an integral part of the overall picture, which is the fact many, many different and diverse types of audio tracks works which are not, neither ever have been, actually books, are nevertheless called audiobooks.
Even if you are a person who professes to not like books, consequently, I would still urge one to give audiobooks a try.