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Our Audiobooks.com office is full of excitement today. We set out to create a faster and easier way for people to access audio books and have accomplished that today with the official launch the world’s first cloud-based service for audio books.
If you’re a member of the Audiobooks.com community, you’ve already been enjoying the added benefits that come with listening from the cloud, but we’re sure some of you are still wondering what all the hype is about.
Our app was developed using HTML5, a language mobile devices love. You can listen to audio books across all devices and browsers and you’ll never have to download another plug in again. We’ve also incorporated a cloud-based technology which allows you to access your audio books from anywhere in the world and eliminates the frustration that comes with slow downloads and storage constraints.
Basically, our new app allows you to:
- Listen to unlimited audio books on-demand
- Easily switch between listening devices—pause your audio book on your iPhone at the gym and find your place instantly when you continue listening from your laptop at the office
- Instantly access more than 10,000 best sellers, top new releases and classic favourites
- Never have to worry about storage restraints because the content lives on a cloud
We’re revolutionizing the audio books industry and enhancing your listening experience and, if you haven’t already, try out our app for free!
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The Sisters Brothers wins The Governor General’s Literary Award!
A very big congratulations to Patrick deWitt who just won the Governor General’s Literary Award for his audio book, The Sisters Brothers. This is the 75th year for this prestigious award.
A few weeks ago Patrick deWitt also won the Writers Trust of Canada Prize for Fiction for The Sisters Brothers. He was also short listed for The Giller Prize and the Man Booker Prize.
Have you listened to this award winning audio book yet?
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Philippa Gregory Makes History Come Alive – A Review of The Red Queen
I’m a big fan of Philippa Gregory’s work but I had never listened to one of her audio books before. I decided to start with The Red Queen narrated by Bianca Amato. Like many of Gregory’s books, this historical fiction audio book is told from the perspective of an important woman and this time it’s Margaret Beaufort, heiress to Lancaster House.
Margaret has always felt that she was special and that she had a calling. She felt that God spoke to her, that her will was God’s will and that she was destined to be an abbess. Unfortunately for her, women in England in the 1400s really did not get a choice of what they wanted to do with their life. Especially since she is cousin to the King, she doesn’t have the option of becoming a nun; she must marry and produce an heir.
The story follows Margaret through her multiple marriages and her journey to see her son become King of England, which she is determined to see happen. Margaret is a very proud and selfish woman and of course does not see these qualities in herself. She is not the most likeable protagonist which could make this audio book frustrating for some listeners. I found the story to be quite good even though I didn’t particularly like Margaret. At points I was laughing because she is so completely determined and self-absorbed she doesn’t really comprehend what is going on around her.
Philippa Gregory does not disappoint with this sequel to The White Queen. I found it very interesting to see the second perspective on the Cousin’s War. This is a great book for Philippa Gregory fans and for Tudor fans who want to know more about Henry VIII’s father and grandmother.
Have you listened to The Red Queen? Share your thoughts in the comments section!