au·​dio·​book | \ ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce audiobook (audio) \

Definition of audiobook

: a recording of a book or magazine being read aloud

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The book, which was initially released in e-book, audiobook and in paperback, soon shot to No. 1 on Amazon. Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, WSJ, "‘They Own the System’: Amazon Rewrites Book Industry by Marching Into Publishing," 16 Jan. 2019 After that is implemented, guests would be able to use music and audiobook subscriptions and purchases in compatible services, like Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and Audible. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "Amazon Wants Alexa to Act as Your Hotel Room Butler, Starting With Marriott," 19 June 2018 Being an audiobook narrator doesn't just mean reading a book to a microphone. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Audiobook Narrator Visits Hall High School," 7 May 2018 She's dominated almost every medium: film, television, theater, even audiobooks. Ana Colón, Glamour, "Rita Moreno's Been Breaking the Mold for Longer Than You Know," 18 Sep. 2018 There are heavy users of radio services like Pandora and iHeartRadio, not to mention other full-on music streaming services and apps dedicated to podcasts and audiobooks. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "Five things we still don’t know about Samsung’s Galaxy Home smart speaker," 10 Aug. 2018 Parents can also add additional audiobooks through Audible to their kids’ device through the Parent Dashboard. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "Kids can now stream approved audiobooks through Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited," 12 Nov. 2018 And even better—Amazon members can listen to the audiobook, narrated by Mr. Demo Day himself, through Audible. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "'Fixer Upper' Fans Have a Lot to Say About This Flash Sale on Chip Gaines' Book," 4 Sep. 2018 New Kindle Oasis models also have Audible integration, but the Forma doesn't have the ability to play audiobooks. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Kobo Forma review: A formidable opponent for Amazon’s Kindle Oasis," 22 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of audiobook

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for audiobook

audio- + book entry 1

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Kids Definition of audio book

: a recording of a book being read

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