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Online Audio Books - No More Reading Between The Lines

Aug 17, 2007
Online audio books save you so much time. No more library visits or having to skim read thousands of synopsis to find something enjoyable. Gone are the days of having to wait for books to become available or having to carry around five or six heavy novels. Now days, all of your entertainment needs are available at the click of a mouse, giving you the opportunity to expand your horizons and explore subjects that would not normally catch the eye.

The internet offers a treasure trove of information and with online audio books becoming more and more popular, you can easily find something that interests you. One of the many advantages of downloadable audio books is that there are no limitations to authors. Virtually anyone can make their work available online resulting in an even wider range of material then you would ever find in any big city bookstore. Some authors are even narrating their own audio files thus, making the relationship between writer and listener much more personal.

Simply visit one of the most popular search engines such as Google or Lycos and type in the key words 'online audio books',or'audio books',along with the title or subject of the book that you are looking for. Immediately you will be directed to a list of websites that sell online audio books to suit your every need.

It is advisable to check the type of material that you purchase when selecting audio books as some are shortened versions of the original work and are known as abridged versions. In comparison, unabridged versions of audio books are transcribed word for word from the original written text. For true appreciation of the classics, unabridged versions maintain all of the original authenticity.

For a more direct search you can achieve quicker results by going to well-know bookstore websites. Some of the most popular are:

Amazon.com
BarnesAndNoble.com
AudioBooksBonanza.com

The fun begins when you have reached the website that you want to search as you will literally be spoiled for choice. Audio books become much easier to locate if you have a specific title or author in mind. This allows you to perform a focused search as you are only searching the database of audio books from a particular bookstore, whereas by using the major search engines, you are browsing the entire database of websites (unfocused search).

Why not have a go at visiting some of the websites mentioned. If you have a favorite author, type in his or her name in the search box and add the word 'audio book' to view the range of titles covered by this writer.

If you cannot find any specific online audio books that you are looking for in the major search engines or specific websites, there are plenty of other resources available to help you. Why not join one of the many book forums on the internet where people will be more than happy to recommend specialized websites to suit your needs.

Copyright: Helen Wall
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