"Audiobooks are now a staple in most public and school libraries, and with good reason, since they have a clear role in the education of today's "born digital" generation. Burkey, who has been following their rise in popularity for years, combines a fascinating history of the medium and practical tips for using them in a readable guide applicable to school and public librarians as well as classroom teachers. Enriched with reflections and comments from authors, audiobook narrators, producers, reviewers, and librarians, this book Shows how audiobooks not only benefit struggling readers and bring families together but also fit neatly within newly accepted standards for early literacy education Demonstrates how to use audiobooks as classroom and library tools for learning Identifies how to locate "must-have" audiobooks and offers advice for maintaining a collection Including an overview of the major audiobook awards and lists of additional resources, Burkey's guide will help librarians and educators unlock the educational potential of audiobooks for youth. "
NARRATE YOUR OWN AUDIOBOOK FOR LESS THAN $100! If you’re a self-published author looking to maximize income opportunities for your books, and looking for ways to separate yourself from the cut-throat ebook competition, converting your books to audiobooks is an obvious next step. Audiobooks are on a fast-track growth path, piggybacking on the rise of smartphones. Most major publishers are now producing audio versions of their top selling books. You can do the same. At one time it cost thousands of dollars to produce an audiobook, but today you can purchase all the audio equipment you need for less than a $100, and narrate your own book for free. Or you can explore the possibilities of hiring a professional narrator with no upfront fee, and splitting the royalties on a 50/50 basis. This book gets straight to the point, explaining exactly what you need to do, and what your options are in creating an audiobook, without including all the usual get-rich-quick fluff. Book Topics: Why right now is the best time to get into the audiobook market. How to publish your audiobook on the Audiobook Creation Exchange. How narrators are paid and the factors that determine audiobook success. How audiobooks are sold on the major audiobook sites like Audible and iTunes. How to set up your own home audiobook recording studio. How to use the free software program, Audacity, to produce audiobooks. How to prepare your manuscript for recording. And much more!
Many students start school unprepared to read and learn. They struggle with reading semantics and comprehension. The study examined the benefit of utilizing audiobooks to assist struggling readers. The research problem addressed in this study was the effect of audiobooks on reading comprehension. The study was guided by the research question: Is there a significant increase in reading comprehension scores for students who listen to audiobooks than for students who do not? The study began by randomly dividing 100 students in Grades 2 and 5 into 2 groups. All students took a STAR pretest to determine their beginning reading levels. The students in Group A (control) read written books and took a comprehension test over each book. The students in Group B (experimental) audio read the same books and took the same comprehension tests as those by Group A. Following treatment, all students took a posttest to determine if reading comprehension had improved. Analysis by the factorial repeated measures ANOVA reported no significant increase in reading comprehension scores for students who listened to audiobooks compared to students who did not. The analysis showed that the Grade 2 students who listened to audiobooks made greater gains than the Grade 5 students who also listened to audiobooks. The findings may inspire reading specialists and school administrators to advocate for professional development in helping teachers gain knowledge or develop new reading instruction techniques that help students improve their reading comprehension levels. Audiobooks can motivate students while improving their reading skills. The findings support the need for social justice and change by providing a way to meet contemporary educational challenges.
This is the first scholarly work to examine the cultural significance of the "talking book" since the invention of the phonograph in 1877, the earliest machine to enable the reproduction of the human voice. Recent advances in sound technology make this an opportune moment to reflect on the evolution of our reading practices since this remarkable invention. Some questions addressed by the collection include: How does auditory literature adapt printed texts? What skills in close listening are necessary for its reception? What are the social consequences of new listening technologies? In sum, the essays gathered together by this collection explore the extent to which the audiobook enables us not just to hear literature but to hear it in new ways. Bringing together a set of reflections on the enrichments and impoverishments of the reading experience brought about by developments in sound technology, this collection spans the earliest adaptations of printed texts into sound by Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, and other novelists from the late nineteenth century to recordings by contemporary figures such as Toni Morrison and Barack Obama at the turn of the twenty-first century. As the voices gathered here suggest, it is time to give a hearing to one of the most talked about new media of the past century.
Agatha Christie Collection What's included: The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary Audiobooks: The Mysterious Affair at Styles 16 Audio Books of Sherlock Holmes 20 Audio Books of H. P. Lovecraft The Audiobook links are given on the second last page of the eBook. The Audiobooks are in mp3 format. If you are able to play songs on your device, then for sure you can also play these Audiobooks. This version has been optimized for readability and includes: BEAUTIFUL FORMATTING There is plenty of white-space which makes reading easy on the eyes. FULLY FEATURED TABLE OF CONTENTS The full Table of Contents appears at the beginning of the book and can be accessed through the MENU or GO TO button. EPUBCHECK The book successfully passes EpubCheck, developed by the IDPF. The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is the global trade and standards organization dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing and content consumption.
Complete Collection Of Lovecraft's Fiction, Juvenilia, Poems, Essays And Collaborations What's Included: THE COMPLETE FICTION The Nameless City The Festival The Colour Out of Space The Call of Cthulhu The Dunwich Horror The Whisperer in Darkness The Dreams in the Witch House The Haunter of the Dark The Shadow Over Innsmouth Discarded Draft of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" The Shadow Out of Time At the Mountains of Madness The Case of Charles Dexter Ward Azathoth Beyond the Wall of Sleep Celephais Cool Air Dagon Ex Oblivione Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family From Beyond He Herbert West-Reanimator Hypnos In the Vault Memory Nyarlathotep Pickmana-s Model The Book The Cats of Ulthar The Descendant The Doom That Came to Sarnath The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath The Evil Clergyman The Horror at Red Hook The Hound The Lurking Fear The Moon-Bog The Music of Erich Zann The Other Gods The Outsider The Picture in the House The Quest of Iranon The Rats in the Walls The Shunned House The Silver Key The Statement of Randolph Carter The Strange High House in the Mist The Street The Temple The Terrible Old Man The Thing on the Doorstep The Tomb The Transition of Juan Romero The Tree The Unnamable The White Ship What' the Moon Brings Polaris The Very Old Folk Ibid Old Bugs Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson The History of the Necronomicon The COMPLETE JUVENILIA The Alchemist The Beast in the Cave The Little Glass Bottle The Mysterious Ship The Mystery of the Grave-Yard The Secret Cave THE COMPLETE POETRY Part I. - Juvenilia (1887-1905) Poemata Minora, Volume II Part II. - Fantasy and Horror Nemesis Astrophobos The Poe-eta-s Nightmare Despair Revelation The House The City To Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Eighteenth Baron Dunsany The Nightmare Lake On Reading Lord Dunsanya-s Book of Wonder The Cats Festival Hallowea-en in a Suburb aka a¨In a Suburba(R) The Wood The Outpost The Ancient Track The Messenger Nathicana Fungi from Yuggoth In a Sequestera-d Providence Churchyard Where Once Poe Walka-d To Clark Ashton Smith, Esq., upon His Phantastick Tales, Verses, Pictures, and Sculptures Part III. - Occasional Verse On Receiving a Picture of Swans Fact and Fancy Laeta; a Lament Part IV. - Satire Unda; or, The Bride of the Sea Pacifist War Songa31917 Waste Paper Dead Passiona-s Flame Arcadia Lifea-s Mystery Part V. - Seasonal and Topographical A Garden Sunset Providence Christmas Christmas Greetings Part VI. - Politics and Society An American to Mother England Lines on Gen. Robert Edward Lee The Rose of England The Peace Advocate Ode for July Fourth, 1917 The Conscript THE COMPLETE ESSAYS The Allowable Rhyme At the Root Cats and Dogs The Despised Pastoral Metrical Regularity Notes on Writing Weird Fiction Supernatural Horror in Literature THE COMPLETE COLLOBORATIONS 100+ Audiobooks The Audiobook links are given on the second last page of the eBook. The Audiobooks are in mp3 format. If you are able to play songs on your device, then for sure you can also play these Audiobooks. This version has been optimized for readability and includes: BEAUTIFUL FORMATTING There is plenty of white-space which makes reading easy on the eyes. FULLY FEATURED TABLE OF CONTENTS The full Table of Contents appears at the beginning of the book and can be accessed through the MENU or GO TO button. EPUBCHECK The book successfully passes EpubCheck, developed by the IDPF. The International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) is the global trade and standards organization dedicated to the development and promotion of electronic publishing and content consumption.