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

Examples of audiobook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here’s some of the important info from the Amazon page: Your voice is in the driver’s seat: Just ask Alexa to play music, continue your Audible audiobook, check your calendar, find nearby businesses, or make calls. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Amazon’s Echo Auto sale puts Alexa in any car for $25, the lowest price of 2021," 23 Apr. 2021 Music Is History, available to preorder now, is due out October 12th via Abrams Image, with an audiobook featuring narration and storytelling by Questlove expected out that same month. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, "Questlove to Publish New Book ‘Music Is History’," 14 Apr. 2021 Audible, an audiobook producer and platform owned by Amazon, saw a burst of growth during the pandemic, as its users increased their listening hours by roughly 20 percent, to nearly 500 million hours, in 2020. New York Times, "What Snoop Dogg’s Success Says About the Book Industry," 18 Apr. 2021 Who Lived Underground will be published April 20 in hardcover by Library of America, ebook by Harper Perennial and in audiobook by Caedmon, an imprint of HarperAudio, narrated by actor Ethan Herisse. Rachel Kramer Bussel, Forbes, "Richard Wright Novel ‘The Man Who Lived Underground’ To Be Published In April," 26 Feb. 2021 Thankfully, there is a solution to your reading slump: a good old-fashioned audiobook. Alicia Lansom,, "All The Audiobooks You Can Listen To For Free, Without A Subscription," 25 Feb. 2021 West Cork was initially released as an Audible exclusive in the summer of 2018, during a stretch when the audiobook giant first started dipping its toe in developing original podcast-style programming. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, "West Cork and 4 More Podcasts Worth Trying," 5 Jan. 2021 Pick up my sci-fi novels the Herokiller series, and The Earthborn Trilogy, which is also on audiobook. Paul Tassi, Forbes, "‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Confirms Full DLC Expansions Are Still Coming," 6 Apr. 2021 The Swedish furniture giant is releasing a version of its 2021 catalog in the form of an audiobook, available to listen to on Spotify, YouTube and Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "You can now listen to Ikea's latest catalog as audiobook," 13 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of audiobook

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for audiobook

audio- + book entry 1

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The first known use of audiobook was in 1942

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4 May 2021

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“Audiobook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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: a recording of a book being read

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