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Audiobook at Audible Today! Audiobooks were once considered a costly luxury that most people could only splurge on. But today, audiobooks are an excellent way to be entertained while you're on the road, on a lunch break, or listening quietly with your children.

Within the last few years, iPods and MP3 players have become a common gadget in most homes. With numerous improvements in technology and functionality, listening to audiobooks with these players is both simple and cheap. Never before has it been easier to listen to an audiobook.

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5 stars
Audible

AUDIBLETopConsumerReviews.com Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

Audible is a great place to find audiobooks. With over 100,000 audiobooks in their library, they have a huge selection to choose from. Plus, you can read audiobook reviews, listen to free samples, and retrieve instant downloads of your audiobooks. As a one-stop audiobook shop, Audible earns our highest rating.
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4.5 stars
Book Lender

BOOK LENDER

Book Lender is a good audiobook site as it offers a wide selection of both fiction and non-fiction audiobooks. You can easily find an audiobook you're interested in through their search facility, or browse through over 60 audiobook categories. With over 30,000 audiobooks to choose from, and over 250,000 book titles, Book Lender earns high marks.
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4 stars
Audiobooks

AUDIOBOOKS

Audiobooks offers over 25,000 titles that can be accessed through one of their two membership options. Their prices are competitive and they are a great option in your audiobook hunt.
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3.5 stars
Simply Audiobooks

SIMPLY AUDIOBOOKS

Simply Audiobooks delivers a strong audiobooks site worthy of consideration. They have a large variety of audiobooks to choose from, and their audio samples give you a taste of the audiobook before you decide to rent or purchase. Read More... Visit
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3.5 stars
Barnes & Noble

BARNES & NOBLE

Barnes & Noble is a well-respected bookstore in all respects and this is no different in regard to audiobooks. They have a wide range of choices and the website is very well organized. However, Barnes & Noble only offers audiobooks for sale. Read More... Visit
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3 stars
Audiobooks Now

AUDIOBOOKS NOW

Audiobooks Now has a wide variety of genres in its selection of more than 60,000 available titles. However, they only offer books for sale, and their discount pricing plans may not be suitable for all audiobook users.
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2 stars
Highbridge

HIGHBRIDGE

High Bridge audio definitely appeals to a specific crowd, catering to the adult and young adult readers. There is almost no selection for children and generally not a huge selection of titles overall.
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To accommodate the popularity of audiobooks, many online stores now offer thousands of audiobooks either in a downloaded format, on a CD, or sometimes even an old-fashioned cassette tape. Audiobooks can even be rented and returned like a movie.

Services that provide audiobooks vary greatly in form and function. Some services involve monthly membership plans; in others you must make individual audiobook purchases; and still others provide audiobook rentals. There are indeed a variety of options that are made to suit your individual needs.

However, not all audiobook stores are the same. It's important that you consider a few necessary points before you sign up for a service, or purchase an audiobook. Some critical factors to consider include:

  • Formats Available. Does the company offer downloadable MP3 formatted copies of their audiobooks, or only CD's?
  • Selection. Will you find all the latest and classic audiobooks that you're looking for? Or is the selection limited?
  • Price. How do the audiobook prices at each store compare to their competition?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best audiobooks stores available today. We hope this information helps you with your next audiobook purchase!

In the age of ear buds and audiobooks, they want to be the voices in your head

NEW YORK - David McKeel pauses. The romance genre is unfamiliar territory for him. He's reading a selection from Cheris Hodges's steamy novel, "Recipe for Desire." Where McKeel picks up, the ...

Published:  Fri, 09 Aug 2019 03:13:00 GMT



Save up to 97% on audiobooks at Chirp

Chirp offers considerable savings on audiobooks, no strings (or subscriptions) attached. Love audiobooks? Then you know they're expensive, often selling for anywhere from $15-$30 apiece. There are ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Aug 2019 12:49:00 GMT



Follow the clues! Mystery audiobooks for kids

Hey kids! Do you want to search for clues or be a spy? Then enjoy these great mystery audiobooks! Find out who has stolen a piece of cake, who will be accused of murder, and what it takes to be part ...

Published:  Tue, 13 Aug 2019 07:38:00 GMT



Audiobooks: Take a road trip with tales of travels

"Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race," by Lara Prior-Palmer. (HighBridge, unabridged, 7¬½ hours) In 2013, Lara Prior-Palmer, a 19-year-old Englishwoman, entered herself in the Mongol ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:43:00 GMT



New & Noteworthy Audiobooks, From Ernest Hemingway to the Baby-Sitters Club

HEMINGWAY STORIES, by Ernest Hemingway, read by John Bedford Lloyd. (Simon & Schuster Audio.) New recordings of two dozen classic Hemingway short stories, including "The Good Lion," "The Faithful Bull ...

Published:  Tue, 13 Aug 2019 09:46:00 GMT



The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

1. Treasure Island: An Audible Original Drama by Robert Louis Stevenson & Marty Ross - adaptation, narrated by Philip Glenister, Daniel Mays, Catherine Tate & Owen Teale (Audible Studios) 2. The ...

Published:  Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:34:00 GMT



Researchers state people absorb audiobooks and ebooks the same

Neuroscientists at Berkeley have discovered that the same cognitive and emotional parts of the brain are stimulated the same when people listen to audiobooks or read ebooks. Lead author Dr Fatma ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:37:00 GMT



How to train for recording audiobooks: voice-over talents sharpen their skills as industry takes off

David McKeel pauses. The romance genre is unfamiliar territory for him. He's reading a selection from Cheris Hodges's steamy novel, Recipe for Desire. Where McKeel picks up, the protagonist, Marie, ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:33:00 GMT



How to Find Voiceover Work in E-Learning, Corporate Narration, Audiobooks + Explainer Videos

This week's VO School Podcast is the second in our two-part series on how to find work in voiceover genres. In the last episode we covered commercials, radio imaging, telephony-IVR, promo, and Spanish ...

Published:  Thu, 08 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



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