All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘audiobooks’

Bryan Cranston Tells Kids ‘You Have to F––king Eat’

Over three years ago, author Adam Mansbach tackled a common problem for parents with his landmark childrens book for adults, Go The Fuck to Sleep. The book itself was great, but it was propelled to viral success by its audiobook – which featured actor and legendary purveyor of the word “f–ck” Samuel L. Jackson. Now Mansbach is back with his …

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Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited Service

Earlier this week, a new Amazon product called Kindle Unlimited was spotted in the wild without any announcement from the company. Now, that announcement has come. Kindle Unlimited costs $9.99 a month, and gives customers unlimited access to over 600,000 eBooks and thousands of audiobooks on any device. It’s basically a Netflix for reading (and listening to books). “With Kindle …

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Deborah Raffin Dies at 59, Audiobook Pioneer and Actress

If you are heavily involved with the audiobook industry, I am sure that the name “Deborah Raffin” comes up from time to time. Raffin was an American actress who later went into audiobook publishing. Earlier in her career, Raffin started acting, and starred in various small roles in the 1970s, such as: 40 Carats (1973), Once Is Not Enough (1975), …

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Kindle Upgrades to Wi-fi Downloading of Audiobooks

The old corded method of getting audiobooks onto your Kindle is now a thing of the past.  Today on the Kindle blog, Amazon announced that readers (and listeners) can now directly downloaded audiobooks from Audible.com via wi-fi connection. Audible.com, bought by Amazon in 2008, is a leading provider in audiobooks for your Kindle, tablet or smartphone.  Before now, in order …

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