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A Better Way to Read Your Favorite Books

Jun 12, 2008
Audio books are sometimes the better way to "read" books. For people with a busy life style it is the only way they can take in books. They will listen to these audio books while driving and while doing household chores, and some people listen to audio books while working out.

When audio books were first created they were not created as a way for busy people to read. They were created to help blind people that could not read print. This occurred in the year 1931. There were audio books that were created for a project called "Books for the Adult Blind Project".

The American foundation for the blind first created audio books in 1932. In the year 1932 the first machine that allowed mass production was created and from that point on there were plenty of audio books created.

In 1935 the United States government approved a program for blind adults to be mailed free audio books and this was called the Blind Project.

Later on in the years with the popularity of the cassette tapes and recorders, the popularity of audio books also grew. They were made more readily available for people to get.

In the year 1970 the Books on Tape program started to rent audio books to people. This started a craze of audio books and by the mid 1980's there were many audio book publishers. The business grew huge and now there are awards for audio books and a very big ceremony for it.

With the invention of CDs and MP3s the popularity of audio books has once again risen. People can download audio books off the internet for a few dollars and put it on their iPods and mp3 players. This enables them to listen to the audio books at any time it is convenient for them. Audio books are no longer only for the blind of the world.

Audio books not only come in the traditional books but also there are many top best sellers of the day. Self help tapes and CDs are also a very popular branch of the audio book world. People will listen to these items while on a long commute to and from work to help pass the time and make the most of their precious little time.

With all of the things that people must do each day from cook dinner to walking the dog and everything in between it is no wonder that the popularity of audio books has grown. We have become a society of people on the go. What better way for someone to read a book then to listen to it being read or told to them while they are going for a peaceful jog or a while waiting for the little ones practice to be over and on the way home.

Audio books are an industry that has seriously grown over the years. From people that are very young who cannot read yet to people who are elderly and have trouble seeing, audio books can be a blessing to them and that is why they are so popular.

Whether you are someone who once loved to read many books and because of failing eye sight you can no longer read a book without seriously straining your eyes or maybe not even being able to see the words at all or someone who has not learned to read yet an audio book will be helpful to you.

Audio books have many different types of people who use them and for many different reasons. Although they started out to help blind people read books and to this day are still used for the same reason, they also allow other people with needs to read books.
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