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The Resource The untold story of the talking book, Matthew Rubery

The untold story of the talking book, Matthew Rubery

Label
The untold story of the talking book
Title
The untold story of the talking book
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Rubery
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This work is the first history of recorded literature since Thomas Edison's invention of the phonograph in 1877. It traces the tradition from phonographic books made on wax cylinders to talking books made for blinded soldiers returning from the First World War and, much later, the commercial audiobooks heard today. Addressing the vexed relationship between orality and print, the author shows how talking books developed both as a way of reproducing printed books and as a way of overcoming their limitations. In a wide-ranging overview, he charts the talking book's evolution across numerous media (records, tapes, discs, digital files), its reception by a bemused public, and impassioned disputes over its legitimacy. Testimonials drawn from the archives of charities for war-blinded veterans and pioneering audio publishers including Caedmon, Books on Tape, and Audible vividly recreate how audiences over the past century have responded to literature read out loud. This book poses a series of conceptual questions too: What exactly is the relationship between spoken and printed texts? How does the experience of listening to books compare to that of reading them? What influence does a book's narrator have over its reception? What methods of close listening are appropriate to such narratives? What new formal possibilities are opened up by sound recording? Sound technology turns out to be every bit as important as screens to the book's ongoing transformation. In sum, this book breaks from convention by treating audiobooks as a distinctive art form that has profoundly influenced the way we read."--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
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Rubery, Matthew
Dewey number
002.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z286.A83
LC item number
R83 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Audiobooks
  • Literature and technology
  • Talking books
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Audiobooks
  • Literature and technology
  • Talking books
Label
The untold story of the talking book, Matthew Rubery
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is the history of audiobooks? -- The phonographic library. Canned literature -- Blindness, disability, and talking book records. A talking book in every corner of dark-land ; How to read a talking book ; A free press for the blind ; From shell shock to shellac ; Unrecordable -- Audiobooks on and off the road. Caedmon's third dimension ; Tapeworms ; Audio revolution -- Afterword : speed listening
Control code
965734378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (369 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674974555
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965734378
Label
The untold story of the talking book, Matthew Rubery
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is the history of audiobooks? -- The phonographic library. Canned literature -- Blindness, disability, and talking book records. A talking book in every corner of dark-land ; How to read a talking book ; A free press for the blind ; From shell shock to shellac ; Unrecordable -- Audiobooks on and off the road. Caedmon's third dimension ; Tapeworms ; Audio revolution -- Afterword : speed listening
Control code
965734378
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (369 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674974555
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965734378

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