DID YOU KNOW?
Audiobooks emerged back in 1932 through The American Foundation for the Blind. It established a studio for recording books on vinyl records. Each one could hold 15 minutes of speech per side. A year later, Congress allowed the Library of Congress to produce audiobooks. Advancements in technology helped the growth of audiobooks. It used cassette tapes and compact discs as new mediums during the 1960s and 80s. The term "audiobooks" did not become standard until 1994. This also followed the introduction of Audible, enabling downloading book onto desktop computers.
With the presence of Audible in the market, it was only a matter of time before audiobook apps emerged. The best audiobook apps are ones that are easy to use and can work with any device. These are exactly the reason why Audible is so popular. It was so ubiquitous, accessible, and user-friendly. Some have accepted the digital direction of their beloved paperback and hardcovers. There are plenty of apps today that caters to book lovers of this kind. For the rest, still, nothing will beat the good read that traditional books provide. Reading these words is as much a part of the experience as it is imagining and playing it out in your mind.