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Reading to your kids vs ipad reading vs audio books

News from Mothering: I prefer paper books, but I understand what you mean about not enjoying reading books…I only read books to them that I actually like, which can be difficult to find books…I also read poetry to them, which is much easier, and test out my own poetry/stories.   We also have a Spanish book that we read stories from every night, mostly in Spanish, with a little English translation.  I really like to see how they relate to the words and how to read to entertain them better, but my kids are 5 and 2…so who knows how this will go when they are reading themselves. I have just gotten into audio books, which can be great at the table when they typically don’t want to sit down and just eat(when … Read entire article »

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The Name’s Bond… James Bond… Via Voiceover… on Audiobook

News from Business 2 Community: Popular Today in Lifestyle: All Popular Articles Lucy Fleming is the niece of Ian Fleming and is closely involved in commissioning the new James Bond book by William Boyd, due to be published in Autumn next year. She has recently produced all her uncle’s full-length novels read by great British actors for download or on CD. She has been an actress since she was 17 and has appeared in a number of West End plays. Sadly, she has never appeared in a Bond film. What is it like being a woman and the gatekeeper to such a testosterone-based series of books? I am not really the gatekeeper. I am one of the board members of a family company that looks after the literary side of Bond. It is great fun … Read entire article »

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What Fran’s Reading: Audio books “The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days” and …

News from The Star-Ledger – NJ.com: By Fran Wood/The Star-Ledger The Star-Ledger on October 28, 2012 at 6:01 AM, updated October 28, 2012 at 6:06 AM Fran Wood/The Star-Ledger Montclair author’s Ian Frazier’s “The Cursing Mommy’s Book of Days” (read by Cynthia Nixon, Macmillan Audio, 6 CDs, $ 29.99) is based on the author’s New Yorker columns and, as such, may be best enjoyed in small doses. Essentially, it’s a variation on the same joke: the frustration of a homemaker over such routine activities as making dinner, house cleaning, helping with school projects, visiting her nursing-home-bound father. In all cases, the frustration results in her being driven to blaspheme everything fr……………. continues on The Star-Ledger – NJ.com >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Meeting place Oct. … Read entire article »

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Library seeks voices for audio books

News from Sioux Falls Argus Leader: A program that records books for the visually impaired is expanding to a third site. The South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Program, through the South Dakota State Library, has started a partnership with the Siouxland Libraries in Sioux Falls. Volunteers with the Braille and Talking Book Program will use a recently opened recording studio in the Siouxland Libraries’ main branch to produce books in digital format. More than 1,500 books now on cassette tapes need to be recorded in a digital format, said Colleen Kirby, assistant state librarian. “This is actually a very cool project,” said Mary Johnson, Siouxland Libraries director. “We were pretty thrilled when they asked us to participate. All we have to do is provide the space.” The books in the Braille and Talking Book Program … Read entire article »

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Free Neil Gaiman Audiobook Short Story Raises Money For Charity

News from mediabistro.com: Audible has released a new audio short story from author Neil Gaiman called Click-Clack the Rattlebag and is running a charitable promotion to help promote the work. To encourage downloads, through Halloween Audible will donate $ 1 per download from Audible.com to DonorsChoose.org up to $ 100,000, and 50p per download from Audible.co.uk to Booktrust. Both charities promote literacy. The audio book is free and is read by Gaiman himself. Here is more about the story: ” ‘What kind……………. continues on mediabistro.com >>> Read the full article Related News: News from San Antonio Express: Delve into National Book Month with the highest-rated e-books and audiobook readers available. Apple Audiobooks* (Free): Listen to your favorite books while on the go with this feature-rich player with thousands of hours of available content. (Score: 96/100) Kobo* … Read entire article »

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Qualcomm, Project Ray Collaborate on a Mobile Phone for the Blind

News from eWeek: Qualcomm and Project Ray have introduced a mobile phone that allows the visually impaired to access audio-book content from a nonprofit library in Israel. Qualcomm and Project Ray, a company that develops technology for the blind, have introduced the Ray, a mobile touch-screen smartphone that syncs with audio content as part of a trial with Israel’s Central Library for the Blind, Visually Impaired and Handicapped. The Project Ray device combines smartphone technology along with that of devices such as audio-book readers, raised Braille labels and special barcode scanners. The phone is built from an off-the-shelf Android handset. The companies announced the mobile phone Oct. 22. Qualcomm will fund the project through its Wireless Reach program, which delivers wireless technology to underserved communities. Qualcomm is also providing project management assistance. Its Snapdragon proces……………. … Read entire article »

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Book exposes darker side of Fleetwood Mac and highlights audio production of …

News from UT The Daily Texan: If you don’t appreciate technical audio production, cocaine addiction, Fleetwood Mac or pretty girls, then don’t bother reading Ken Caillat’s historical account, “Making Rumours: The Inside Story of the Classic Fleetwood Mac Album.” “Making Rumours” follows Caillat, a music engineer and producer, as he worked on Rumours, the Grammy award-winning 1977 album that catapulted Fleetwood Mac to fame. The book chronicles the British band’s sudden rise to fame in America throughout the year 1976 as they recorded their 11th studio album. Caillat claims that “throughout the Rumours journey, Fleetwood Mac went from one end of the fame spectrum to the other.” Caillat began working with the band in the midst of their personal emotional upheavals. Americans Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks had recently joined the British outfit of … Read entire article »

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Audiobook About Cuban Music is in Production

News from Prensa Latina: Redirect Notice  The previous page is sending you to http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content .  If you do not want to visit that page, you can >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Engadget: Qualcomm and Project RAY Announce the Development of an Eye-Free Mobile Device to Facilitate Daily Life for Blind and Visually Impaired People – Based on an off-the-Shelf Smartphone and Featuring a Unique User Interface, the Project RAY Device Enhances Quality of Life and Promotes Independence – TEL AVIV, Israel and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), through its Wireless Reach™ initiative, and Project RAY Ltd., which designs accessibility tools for blind and visually impaired people, today announced that they have developed the RAY mobile device, an always-on, easy-to-use, multi-function, smartphone that is synchronized with Israel’s Central Library … Read entire article »

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E-books at Chicago public libraries nearly doubling in popularity

News from Chicago Sun-Times: BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com October 18, 2012 12:10PM Brian Bannon was named new Chicago Public Library Commissioner by Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday at City Hall. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times storyidforme: 38682584tmspicid: 12120497fileheaderid: 5535756 Updated: October 19, 2012 2:33AM Chicago Public Library patrons are downloading nearly twice as many e-books, audio books, videos and music than they did a year ago, fueling the need to license more materials to satisfy demand, a top mayoral aide said Thursday. Library Commissioner Brian Bannon said items downloaded from the city’s website still represent only 3.2 percent of the 7.35 million items circulated through Sept. 30. But Bannon said, “It grew by 80 percent from last year and is an increasingly popular……………. continues on Chicago Sun-Times >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Suffolk County Council rebuked over audio book subscription cancellations

News from Norfolk Eastern Daily Press: The HQ of Suffolk County Council Friday, October 19, 201212:51 PM Suffolk County Council acted wrongly when it cancelled the subscriptions of 250 people to the audio books service provided by the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), according to the Local Government Ombudsman. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address below. The message will include the name and email address you gave us when you signed up. Email address continues on Norfolk Eastern Daily Press >>> Read the full article Related News: News from Hypable: Did you know that in addition to the fantastic Walking Dead television series on AMC, there is also a book series? Try out a sample and participate in our Walking Dead giveaway. We’re giving away a copy of The Walking … Read entire article »

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