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6.1. All About Audiobooks

Narrated stories have been a popular form of entertainment since the days of old radio serials, but audiobooks are now finding legions of new fans in the current era of digital entertainment. Why haul a two-pound book around when you can quickly download the audio version of it to your iPod and have someone read it to you?

6.1.1. Audible

One of the easiest and most versatile ways to get spoken-word content is to buy it from Audible.com, a Web site that specializes in just that sort of thing. There are two ways to get Audible audio books and other entertainment. One way is to buy it from the iTunes Music Store (Figure 6-1), where more than 5,000 titles are available right alongside those Phish and Weezer albums.


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