August 2009

Audio Books Students and Academics

I recently ran across an article debating whether completing school reading via audiobook is cheating. The basic question is this: Must one actually physically read the written word for the activity to count as “reading”? There are strong arguments for both sides. There are those who believe that sitting down and reading each word on [...]

Author Kathy Reichs

K athy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist who has taken her experiences on the job and translated them into a series of bestselling novels and a hit television show.Her twelve titles featuring Temperance Brennan are available in audiobook format in abridged and unabridged versions. Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the [...]

Audio books with headphone

This week, three authors who are regulars on the NY Times Best Seller List have new releases. James Patterson is a former chairman of an advertising company and is known for his thrillers and mysteries. Kathy Reichs, an American crime writer is also a professor of anthropology. Dick Francis has to date written 41 international bestsellers [...]

Kobo Touch eReader

Amazon’s Kindle has dominated the eReader marketplace for the past year or so. Several companies are developing competing products to be released within the next year. My big question is: When are these eReaders going to perfect the integration of audiobooks? Amazon’s Kindleis the gold standard for eReaders. With a paper-like display, 1/3 inch thickness and [...]

Audio books with headphone

Many audiobooks are provided in both abridged and unabridged formats. Unabridged audiobooks are narrated word-for-word from the text of the written book. Abridged versions are shortened, sometimes significantly, by editing the content to appeal to readers who want to read the content, but do not want to invest the time. So my question is this: [...]

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