Heard any good books lately? Probably.
The Audio Publishers Association reports that the audiobook segment of the $27 billion books industry continues to grow. Further, it cites the results of a survey about why people like them: “I can listen in my car,” “They’re portable” and “They help me multitask.” Toward the bottom of the list is, “I like being read to.”
Audiobooks are convenient, entertaining travel companions for road trips and the daily commute. Try these titles from two of the biggest players. All the Macmillan titles listed here are $40; the Simon & Schuster titles are $30 to $50.
Note that the “voice talent” on an audiobook is critical to its success. That job is usually performed by members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, a national labor union. Also, unabridged audiobooks, in which the source material has not been condensed, are more popular than abridged, even though they cost more.
Worth a look in print
This pairing could work well in the natural world:www.arnha.org
Or consider one from this eclectic trio: