1. Pick a plan. Are you a listening machine, or do you like to reflect and take your time? Based on your listening pace, choose a plan ensuring that you will receive your books whenever you need them. 2. Download Audible Software. Installing Audible software is a free, one-time action allowing you to manage the audio titles you have downloaded. You can also use Apple iTunes to download audio, as well as burn it to a standard CD or stream right from your computer. 3. Purchase and download your books. Choose from a selection of over 20,000 titles across all categories: fiction and non-fiction, crime, thrillers, self-help, business, history, and languages. Whatever your listening desire, you will get at Audible. 4. Transfer your audio to your AudioReadyŽ device. Want to listen to your audio on the go? No problem. In fact, one of the nicest aspects of audiobooks is the ability to listen to them in almost any environment, including driving, jogging, working out, or taking a walk. Enjoy your audio anywhere.
Audio Book Basic Facts and Opinions Audio books are available in various formats: CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, MP3, Windows Media Audio, and preloaded digital formats. Audio books typically sell for about 50 percent more than the same content in print. Audio books can be effectively used for various learning purposes: 1. ESL learners may listen to an audio book while following along in a real, tangible book. This helps them to acquire new vocabulary in context, to improve listening and pronunciation skills. 2. Children can improve their reading skills and increase reading comprehension. 3. Most people learn from an audio book when doing mechanical tasks that do not require much thinking such as doing the laundry, gardening, riding a bike or even swimming. 4. Audio books are also very useful for the visually impaired. 5. Many language learners use audio books while driving a car or traveling with public transport. Also, some people listen just to relax and fall asleep.
Most experts say that audio book listening can considerably increase literacy worldwide. Unlike with conventional books, people can learn from audio books while performing other tasks.
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