May 12, 2011 | In: Articles

Check out Some Popular Audio Books

Audio books are books that you can listen and also serve as a way of transferring knowledge. Audio books are available from different audio media sources, such as a cassette tape, MP3/WMA, CDs and more. Audio books go back to the year 1933 when an anthropologist named J.P. Harrington visited the remote areas in the States to record oral accounts of the history of Native Americans. For this, he made use of aluminum discs on a turntable powered by a car battery.

With the advancement in technology, downloadable formats and audio book CDs are now more popular than cassette tapes. Nowadays, you can find audio books in CD format, cassette tapes and downloadable or online audio books. Depending on what is suitable, audio books may be abridged or unabridged. Abridged contains less matter than the original to save time and unabridged contain the whole matter word for word. Some books even have the complete cast, sound effects and music to bring a full impact.

Below are some popular audio books:

1. The Hidden Institute

2. The Starter

3. The Power of Now

4.  A Guide to Learning while you sleep

5. Harry Potter

6. Hijacked: The Creation Story

7. Trader Tales 6: Owners Share

8. War of the Worlds

9. The Arwen Season 6: The Final Days of Peace

10. Kissyman and the Gentleman

11. The Faltese Malcom

12. Star Wars

13. Penguin Classics

14. The Holy Bible

15. The Prince of Hazel and Oak

16. Four Dog Riot

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