audiobooks

Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine teams with Amazon’s Audible on audiobooks and originals

Reese Witherspoon’s media empire, Hello Sunshine, has teamed up with Audible to work on an audiobook project. The collaboration will initially see the launch of a showcase of Audible audiobooks

Google Play audiobooks get Smart Resume, bookmarks and Assistant routines support

Google Play Audiobooks is getting a major update today that adds a number of new features to the service that were sorely missing when it launched earlier this year. None of these are groundbreaking,

As tech automates, Blinkist keeps its book summary service very human

When I first heard of Blinkist, a service that breaks down recent nonfiction books to easily digestible snippets, I was afraid it would turn out to be some machine-learning-driven auto-summary thing.

Scribd’s new unlimited plan for audiobooks and e-books might be an avid reader’s dream

Avid audiobook nerds tired of dealing with Audible's nonsense or long library queues now have a new way to get a steady stream of the good stuff. Scribd just announced it will be reinstating an unlim

Walmart and Rakuten partner on grocery delivery in Japan, Kobo e-books and audiobooks in U.S.

Walmart today announced a major expansion in terms of its global e-commerce presence: the retailer is entering a strategic partnership with Tokyo-based Rakuten, which will see the companies collaborat

Google brings audiobooks to its Play store

Google’s Play store now features audiobooks. There is a good chance that you only think of the Play store as Google’s app store for Android, but it has long features support for movies, TV

Audible’s new romance audiobooks service uses machine learning to jump to the sex scenes

Let’s admit it: you probably aren’t reading that romance novel for the plot. Or its literary value. Audible knows this, and is today launching a new collection of romance-themed audiobooks

Crunch Report | Apple and Amazon want Bond, James Bond

Today’s Stories  Apple and Amazon reportedly pursuing James Bond franchise rights U.S. House of Representatives passes new bipartisan self-driving car bill Kobo takes on Audible with its own au

eMusic’s new owner TriPlay launches eStories, a new audiobook service

eMusic, the veteran digital music company that was acquired in 2015 by Israeli media startup TriPlay, is expanding its horizons. Today the company is launching eStories, an audiobook service that wil

Scribd Expands Its Subscription E-Book Service With 30K Audiobooks

It was just over a year ago that <a target="_blank" href="http://www.scribd.com">Scribd</a> officially <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/10/01/scribd-harpercollins-book-subscriptions/">unveile

Amazon Tests ‘Kindle Unlimited,’ A Netflix For Ebooks And Audiobooks

Amazon might give readers something to get really excited about: A digital ebook and audiobook subscription service that provides Kindle users with all the content they can consume from a potential li

With New AudioEngine, Findaway World Plans To Power Audiobook Stores On Mobile And The Web

<a target="_blank" href="www.findawayworld.com">Findaway World</a> was founded back in 2006 with the aim of selling MP3 players preloaded with audiobooks. (One of its more noteworthy customers: <a tar

Audiobooks.com Drops Prices To Compete With Amazon’s Audible

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.audiobooks.com/">Audiobooks.com</a>, a one-year old subscription service that competes with Amazon's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.audible.com">Audible.com</a

Even the real audiobook actors don't care about text-to-speech

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/rec1jpg.jpeg">Wil Wheaton AKA the guy on Star Wars recorded himself reading from his own book and then recorded the Kindle 2 reading the

Finally! Zune now supports Audible.com

After years of waiting and months of rumors, the Zune now supports Audible services via today’s 3.0 update. Audible is even offering up Dean Koontz “Black River” free for all Zune ow

Show us the tech in your car, win $200 in audiobooks from Simply Audiobooks

If you’re anything like me, you drive only rarely and consider a car a luxury, not a daily necessity. If you’re anything like the rest of the world, you live in your vehicle. The folks at

Amazon to add Audible.com to its downloadables

Amazon .com will reportedly purchase digital audiobook provider Audible.com in the second quarter of this year for $300 million. Smart, smart, smart. The purchase will allow Amazon to offer up Audbile

Next iPod or iPhone May Have Dynamic Lyrics Display

A recently published patent filed by Apple shows that the next iPod or iPhone may have a new way of displaying song lyrics. The patents shows that text displayed would be highlighted in some way, whet

Apple Says Don't Buy From iTMS, World In Shock

Call my title a tad-bit deceiving, but it is true. Apple is telling iPod owners not to buy audiobooks from the iTunes Music Store. The reason? A glitch in audiobooks being sold on iTMS is not letting