Recently I’ve noticed a lot of my friends and family commenting on how they listen to their books while driving, cleaning or doing other everyday activities. I thought this was strange the first time I heard it, but audio books seem to be the newest rising trend in the scholastic world.
Right now the audiobook market is valued at $2.6 billion…BILLION. It’s quite interesting because without the technology, this was how people came to know and love stories before printing/publishing books was even invented. People enjoyed stories solely through listening AND with a group of people. When we curl up and read a book, we like to think it’s a lonesome hobby.With audiobooks, anyone can join in on the fun!
Some of the most popular companies that produce audiobooks are Audible, Simply Audiobooks, and Audiobooks.
Here are some links to check out where I found some information about the market, the most popular audiobook services and most popular audiobooks to listen to today!
AND if you’re REALLY intrigued, here’s an audiobook of Pride and Prejudice!