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Most Popular Audiobook Service: Audible

News from LifeHacker India: Finding time to listen to audiobooks is easy-almost as easy as it is to find great audiobooks to listen to. Last week we asked for your favorites, then looked at the five best audiobook services and put them to a vote. Now it’s time to highlight your favorite. Unsurprisingly, the juggernaut in the category took the crown. Audible, an Amazon company, took the top spot by a wide margin with over 70% of the votes cast. No surprise there-many of you noted that you didn’t even know there were other robust audiobook services-although several of you said you were happy to check out the alternatives. Second place went to another……………. continues on LifeHacker India >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Amazon’s unlimited ebook and audiobook subscription service finally goes live …

News from 9 to 5 Google: Read freely from over 600,000 books—available on Kindle devices, as well as free Kindle reading apps for iOS, Android and more Listen to thousands of audiobooks from Audible, or switch easily between reading and listening with Whispersync for Voice Enjoy best sellers including the Harry Potter series, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Hunger Games trilogy, Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, and Flash Boys The most cost-effective way to enjoy audiobooks such as The Handmaid’s Tale, Life of Pi, and Capital in the Twenty-First Century Start a free 30-day trial today SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 18, 2014– (NASDAQ:AMZN)— today introduced Kindle Unlimited—a new subscription service which allows customers to freely read as much as they want from over 600,000 Kindle books, and listen as much as they want to thousands of Audible audiobooks, all … Read entire article »

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Free eBook and audiobook service at Jervis Public Library

News from The Rome Observer: ROME — Jervis Public Library will showcase the free eBook and e-audiobook, a download service available through the library on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The event is from 1 to 7 p.m. where readers of all ages are invited to learn how to download library eBooks and e-audiobooks through interactive demonstrations and high-definition instructional videos for free. “We are excited to offer our patrons this high tech opportunity to supplement the library’s one hour classes and assistance on demand at the reference desk and via phone,” Library Director Lisa Matte, said. Librarian officials added that the gadget gallery will feature a Kindle, an iPod touch, an Android tablet, a NOOK, a Sony Reader, a BlackBerry and a Windows Phone as well as more electronics to help visitors discover portable devices … Read entire article »

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Free audiobook service LibriVox hits 100m downloads

News from The Next Web: Librivox, the community that provides public domain texts, read by volunteers, has hit 100 million downloads. The organisation creates hundreds of audiobooks for free as mp3 or ogg files, providing access to an amazing selection of audio that is no longer under copyright in the USA. The hard work has paid off as LibriVox has also just received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The money will go towards improving the technical infrastructure and accessibility of its site. It is expanding its team in order to get that going. LibriVox founder Hugh McGuire says that combination of great figures and the latest grant will be fed back into the organisation to help create more material: “It’s fantastic to get this support from the Mellon Foundation. It will be put to … Read entire article »

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Check Out Audiobook Download Service

News from The Ledger: Published: Monday, January 30, 2012 at 2:48 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, January 30, 2012 at 2:48 p.m. Check out One Click Digital, the new audiobook downloading service provided by the Polk County Library Cooperative. Titles are compatible with iTunes and Windows Media MP3. Set up your personal account today. You’ll find a link at; look for the logo prominently displayed to the right of the search fields. At the libraries: AUBURNDALE Nighty-night, it’s “Bedtime Stories” at Story Time. Their group meets 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for age 2, and 10:30 a.m. Thursday for ages 3-5. Stories, songs and more. Knitting & Crochet group meets 4 p.m. Monday. BARTOW “Great Groundhogs!” will be our theme with Miss Melissa this week at Story Times. Included are stories, finger plays, music, crafts, games and films. Ages 6-8 meet … Read entire article »

Filed under: Audio Books launches North America’s first cloud-based streaming service

News from Quill & Quire: A Toronto startup hopes to compete in the subscription audiobook market by offering the first cloud-based streaming service in North America. For $ 24.95 per month, subscribers can use any Internet-enabled Android or Apple mobile device to access unlimited audiobooks. Because all files are stored in a cloud, or network, listeners can have several books on the go and may login using any compatible device. Cloud-based streaming avoids the need for downloads and offers “instant gratification,” says Ian Small, general manager at “The idea of accessibility anywhere, anytime – that’s the real big difference.” Small says, a subsidiary of the CD-rental and downloads company Simply Audiobooks, launched in response to the rise of digital media. “We really had to look at what we could do … Read entire article »

Filed under: Audio Books Launches the First Unlimited Cloud-Based Service for Audio Books

News from Sacramento Bee: TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2012 – /PRNewswire/ – announced today the launch of the first unlimited cloud-based audio book service. For $ 24.95 per month, users can take advantage of unlimited cloud-based audio content via an Android or Apple mobile device with no need to return audio books, no long-term contracts and no time constraints on audio book use. features several technical innovations that are unavailable from any other audio book source. Since it’s a cloud-based service, allows users to instantly access thousands of popular titles from anywhere using an Internet-enabled mobile device such as an iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet. There are no storage constraints because the content resides on the cloud, and users can access and play audio books instantly with no downloading … Read entire article »

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New Download Service For Free Mp3 Music, Free Audio Books For Ipod, Iphone …

News from Duluth Weekly: New Download Service For Free Mp3 Music, Free Audio Books For Ipod, Iphone, Ipad, And Mp3 PlayersThis new library also works with many mobile devices like the iPhone, Android Phones and even Symbian devices, or iPod David Wrights LOS ANGELES, CA (OfficialWire) – December 17, 2011 – Download free audio books, free MP3 music, and wallpapers, all for the iPod, iPad ereader, iPhone 4, MP3 Player or any other Mobile devices. Ddevelop a free Music and Audio Book Library, and find a great new service to download free Audio Books for life, after paying a onetime membership fee. Save money – Stop paying each single song, or cd from places like iTunes Bookstore, or when music and audio book lovers can get a lifetime of free downloading. No more … Read entire article »

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