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The Untold Story of the Talking Book

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674545441

Publication Date: 11/14/2016

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384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

39 halftones

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  • Introduction: What Is the History of Audiobooks?
  • I. The Phonographic Library
    • 1. Canned Literature
  • II. Blindness, Disability, and Talking Book Records
    • 2. A Talking Book in Every Corner of Dark-Land
    • 3. How to Read a Talking Book
    • 4. A Free Press for the Blind
    • 5. From Shell Shock to Shellac
    • 6. Unrecordable
  • III. Audiobooks on and off the Road
    • 7. Caedmon’s Third Dimension
    • 8. Tapeworms
    • 9. Audio Revolution
  • Afterword: Speed Listening
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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