au·​dio·​book | \ˈȯ-dē-ō-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of audiobook 

: a recording of a book or magazine being read aloud

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Want to ask directions, listen to audiobooks, shop online or hear your favorite playlist? Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "5 tech gifts for under $50," 20 Nov. 2018 My strongest memory of Harry Potter is listening to the audiobooks narrated by Jim Dale. Constance Grady, Vox, "7 authors tell us how 20 years of Harry Potter shaped their lives," 31 Aug. 2018 The explosion of media has birthed multiple new formats as well: libraries today also boast an impressive number of eBooks and audiobooks, all for free with a library card. Kim Komando, Fox News, "11 amazing perks you get from your local library you never knew before now," 25 Aug. 2018 But Siri on HomePod cannot currently hail you a ride through Lyft or Uber, launch a trivia game or arrange for an audiobook to be played. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Apple's pricey HomePod sounds great but exacts some trade-offs," 6 Feb. 2018 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

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First Known Use of audiobook

1953, in the meaning defined above

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: a recording of a book being read

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