au·dio·book | \ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of audiobook 

: a recording of a book or magazine being read aloud

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If the idea of that much lost time bothers you that much, find an educational podcast or get into audiobooks to listen to in the car. Casey Johnston, SELF, "Ask a Swole Woman: How Do I Start Lifting Weights When I'm So Busy?," 11 Apr. 2018 The tale also comes in the form of an audiobook voiced by a string of celebrities including Jim Parsons as Marlon Bundo and John Lithgow as the stinkbug, as well as Ellie Kemper, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and RuPaul. Liam Stack, New York Times, "Children’s Book About Mike Pence’s Gay Bunny Jumps to No. 1," 20 Mar. 2018 All of these releases will also include digital download codes for the full version of the audiobook (for titles too long to fit on one or two LPs). Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "Hachette Audio & Wax Audio Group Launch Vinyl Audiobook Series, Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jerry Garcia & More: Exclusive," 27 Feb. 2018 There aren't really any good game deals, but there is a decent selection of discounts on Star Wars audiobooks, along with a few on Star Wars ebooks and digital comics. Ars Staff, Ars Technica, "Dealmaster: It’s Star Wars Day, so here are some deals on Star Wars things," 4 May 2018 Meet Libby, Get Free Digital Books: Monday, July 30, at 6 p.m. Learn how to use the new Libby app for easier and faster access to free library e-books or audiobooks on your mobile device. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windsor Edition," 10 July 2018 The brightest might be the audiobook boom that’s taken place over the last few years. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Amazon’s Audiobook Boom," 2 July 2018 Sandra Fiction podcasts haven’t often given us a reason to choose them over a solid audiobook. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Best Podcasts of 2018 So Far," 5 June 2018 The approach allowed for more interaction between actors, more like staging a play than recording an audiobook. Jordan White, The Verge, "Wolverine: The Long Night," 30 May 2018

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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: a recording of a book being read

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