Talking books

Across the pond, they refer to audio books as “talking books”. I’ve told you before it’s not the same language, LOL! Talking Books has cashed in on that phrase and offers audio book rentals using a business model very similar to Netflix, starting at £9.95 per month. They are the first company to take that model to the UK. In addition to cd and tape rentals, they also offer downloadable talking books, some of them free. Of course, you can also buy audio books from their site.

Yes, they have a US division: Simply Audiobooks, with rental plans starting at $11.95. Guess we needed an MP3 player for mom as well as DD#1 last Christmas.

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