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Enjoy Education With Audio Books

 

An audio book is a recording of commercially available printed material. It is an alternative form of books. The education systems are constantly innovating and modifying the way lessons are taught. The challenges of physically handicapped (like blindness) people are now minimised with the emergence of new education strategies. Audio book is one of them. These are actually books that are read aloud and recorded. Through this kind of book, an illiterate person can also enjoy the content and get the knowledge. Audio books are generally distributed on CDs, cassette tapes, downloadable digital formats and most recently, some digital formats.

Authors and publishers now recognise the advantages of transforming published book into audio books. Some book publishers even predicted that these format of books would exceed the sales of paperback books or e-books one day. Why this is so, is understandable when you consider the benefits of these books. The main advantages are,- (1) For many people, listening to an audio book is more entertaining and exciting than reading a printed book. (2) Downloading these books are quick and easy. (3) For the book publishers, recordings can be duplicated easily and downloadable books will never run out of stock. (4) These books are affordable Many audio book clubs provide audio book download and rental service at low cost. (5) The parents can listen together with their kids and have fun. An audio book can be the best alternative of a bedtime story.

Publishers and producers use compact disc, cassette tapes, or the online portal as medium of audio book. Currently, CDs have dominated the audio book format. It is so because CDs are now on the paradigm when it comes to audio technology. The cassette tape format currently takes about 40% of the audio books sold and purchased through the market, according to the estimates. But the fastest growing segment of format type for audio book is the downloadable type. The downloadable books are the most convenient format because the book is stored online or virtually.

Sometimes, audio books manufacturers also hire famous celebrities to read out the contents. This is based on thinking that several people would appreciate it more and would be more interesting. Finally, aside from being academically useful, it can also be used to teach people.

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How Audio Books Can Help You Get The Best From Your Workout

There’s no doubt about it. Audio books have made life a whole lot easier.

For those of us who like to workout to stay in great shape, audio books can help us achieve this with less stress.

No longer should you engage in workouts just listening to music or to the radio. Now, with audio books, you can kill 2 birds with one stone.

Below are exact ways in which you can use the power of audio books to maximize your workout.

One – there are educative audio books that will show you more beneficial ways of staying in shape. Many people who workout don’t even know the right ways to do so. Instead of guessing it, there are great audio books that will help you out.

No matter how much you think already know about working out, there are audio books out there that will teach you much better ways.

Some of these workout related audio books come with calming music in the background, thereby making you stay focused and attentive during the workout.

Two – audio books during workouts help to take your mind away from the physical activity. Instead of concentrating on the pain of the workout, you will be concentrating on the message contained in the audio book.

This will allow you to stay longer when working out. If you usually jog for, say 10 minutes, with an interesting audio book you will be able to increase the jogging time to, say 30 minutes or more.

Three – there are specific audio books that talk about the importance of staying in shape and looking great. Such audio books can be great during workouts.

They help to give you more reasons why you should stay at it working out, instead of giving yourself excuses why you shouldn’t.

For example, audio books by motivational experts such as Anthony Robbins who was previously overweight, but now has lost weight and looks great, can influence you on the need to workout, even when you don’t feel like it.

These books will help you to understand why you should workout to lose weight and realize that if Anthony Robbins could do it, you can do it too.

Four – for those who might want to give up their exercise when it gets difficult, an inspiring audio book during exercises can influence and motivate you to keep at it.

So, if you have always had a problem with sticking with your workout, get some great workout related and motivational audio books, such as Anthony Robbins “Awaken The Giant Within” and “Unlimited Power”.

Not only will these helpful audio books help you mentally, they will help you stick to your workout plan. And eventually you will look great physically and feel great mentally.

Janet Rusky is an upcoming author who runs one of the best audio book stores on the internet where 7000 titles divided in hundreds of categories are available for immediate download. http://best-audiobook-store.com

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Children’s Stories in Audio Format

If you are a Christian and you have children, then you will want to do everything possible to instill a love of God in them. One way to do that is to help them become familiar with Bible stories, because in them is held knowledge and power. When children are very young, however, they do not have the skills to read the Bible themselves. Even when they get older, sometimes children do not like to read. There needs to be a way to reach young people in a manner that is accessible to them. That way is the audio bible. There are children’s Bible stories available in audio formats that entice children to listen and learn.

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Children’s Bible Stories on Audio CD that come in the New International Readers Version for Children. Using language appropriate to children, this audio bible comes in an audio drama version that adds multiple character voices, music and sound effects. The audio bible on cd brings these stories to life for kids.

Very young children respond well to stories and songs. There are audio bible stories and songs that are available in mp3 formats that come on a CD or can be downloaded onto an mp3 player.

You might have a computer, a home or car stereo and would like to utilize those systems for bringing God’s Word into your children’s daily activities. Now you can, with Childrens’ Bible stories on audio CD. These will play on any CD player in your home or car that are mp3 compatible, many DVD players, and computers.

The audio Bible online can provide a fabulous way for your child to hear the Bible. You can get the Bible in a wide variety of versions and in over 250 different languages, and many of these come in an mp3 format. This type of file can be played on computers, mp3 players and cell phones. Your older child likely spends a vast amount of time each and every day utilizing all three of those technologies. Why not offer them an audio version of the Bible that they can download onto all of these devices, and listen to when they have free moments throughout the day?

If you are a pastor or missionary who is working with children for whom you are not a native-language speaker, it can be tough to get God’s message across to them. Audio bibles can make a huge breakthrough in this regard. You could select the Spanish audio Bible, for example, and pop it into an electric- or solar-operated player, and be able to share Bible stories and Bible verses with them that you might otherwise not be able to do. Children are open to new ideas, and want to learn, so it is appropriate that you provide them with what they want, by utilizing audio technology to share with them God’s Word, so they can learn more and grow in their faith.

Susan Slobac is active in her Church bible study program and uses the audio Bible and children’s Bible stories on audio CD to help foster children’s interest in the Bible. Once Susan found the audio Bible online she realized the impact it could have in her Bible study.

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Best Tips for Choosing the Perfect Car Audio

Well, to enjoy the best music of your choice, it is essential to have a good car audio system that come with state of the art features and yet comes in your budget.

Well, it is worth to spend a bit more money on quality product rather than to buy cheap equipment that leads to numerous glitches. Good car audio equipment will definitely help you in getting quality product for suitable price.

What to choose between cassette player and CD/DVD?

While buying a new car audio system, one should always keep four factors in mind such as sound, source, power and bass. These are the basic check list items that should be kept in mind before investing in the car audio system. Depending upon the choice and budget, one can select between cassette player and CD/DVD car audio system. Presently, CD/DVD car audio systems are more famous than cassette players as the latter provides digital features that a large number of songs in a single CD or DVD in comparison to cassette.

For all those who are looking for high end car audio entertainment, one can go for high quality car audio system that comes with speakers, subwoofers and powerful amplifiers. All these equipment comes with a prior power output and power specifications in order to provide thumping and crystal clear sound. Basically, while choosing the car audio system, one should look for numerous desirable features that add to the utility of your prized car audio system.

What to look for in a car audio?

While going for the perfect car audio system, make sure it comes with large and well-spaced controls that provide hassle free use in a seamless way. The main purpose of having a neat display panel with large buttons and controls is to ensure that the driver is not distracted while searching the appropriate button for audio controls while driving. This makes sure that the driver keeps his/her attention on road. A good system display that offers clock, radio station and other database adds to the utility of the audio system. In case of a CD changer, many car audio systems offer in dash CD changers that can be found with affordable car audio players. Along with this, you can check out separate tweeters as it helps in offering great sounds. The same applies for separate subwoofers as it creates rich base and thumping sound while offering rich music.

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So, choose the best car audio for your vehicle and enjoy the music of your choice. Just make sure you stay away from car audio from gray market along with those that come with small controls, faux equipments that make the handling all the more complicated. Always go for the originally manufactured equipments that come with a prior guarantee. So, the next time you plan to invest in a car audio system, go for the best system that offers best quality at affordable price.

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The Advantages Of Audio Books

With the incredible advantage of listening to your favorite book instead of reading it, the popularity of audio books has now gone through the roof. There are now more and more book titles with audio book versions.


Think about it – with audio books you can now save that extra time you spend reading a chapter on your favorite motivational book each morning before you leave for work. Apart from saving extra time, you are gaining extra knowledge in the process.


You can simply put it on to play while you prepare for work or even play it in your car on your way to work.


No wonder children, adults and even oldies have fallen head over heels in love with audio books.


Below are some of the specific advantages that audio books have over normal hardcover or paperback books:


– Audio books are more cost effective to produce than hardcover and paperbacks. More so, those who love to conserve nature insist that if all books are audio instead of hardcover and paperbacks, this will save more trees and keep the earth better than it is today.


– You can select the exact track you want to listen to instead of flipping through several pages in the case of normal books. This saves a great deal of time and makes it very comfortable for you.


– You can listen to audio books while doing other things in the house, while commuting to and from work or even while jogging. With an audio book someone else does the reading, while you do the absorption.


– You can listen to an audio book when it’s dark (example – when you are out camping and you’ve got no lights) but you can’t read a book when it’s dark. So, with an audio book you can go on vacation and still enjoy what the audio book has to offer.


– You can save the time you spend reading to your kids each night before they sleep with an audio book. Unlike a normal paperback or hardcover book that you have to read to your kids, with an audio book you can simply play it for them until they fall asleep, thereby saving you the time.


More so, audio books that are specifically for children are more fun than your reading can be. You probably were not trained to talk like a rabbit, right? But most of the narrators of children’s audio books were trained to read in ways that children love.

Eddie Lamb provides an abundance of information on a range of topical subjects. With the amount of information now available to the discerning researcher, we believe a better understanding your area of interest helps your decision making process immensely. You’ll find a host of useful information about digital downloadable products at Digital Audios Direct.

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Get More Out of Life – 6 Places Where you Should Listen to Audio Books

Technology is increasingly enriching our lives in ways which only a few years ago we would not have dreamed of. Who would have believed that not only would we slow down the destruction of trees and forests used for making paper and cardboard for hardcover and paperback books by developing the ability to “listen” to our books instead of “reading” them?

Seriously? Oh yes, through the introduction of audio books.

Audio books enable us to do other things at the same time, particularly physical activities for which we do not need our minds, for example household chores, walking the dog, working out, jogging etc. while still listening to the book.

More and more people are seeing the benefits of audio books and are buying their favorite books in this format.

If you are considering trying audio books but maybe still wonder about how and when you would ‘read’ them, here are 6 of places you can enjoy an audio book:

1IN BED – Sometimes we feel unwell or off colour and may just want to spend the day or a few hours relaxing in bed; or maybe we go to bed at night and simply want to lie till until drifting naturally off to sleep.

This is a great time to listen to an audio book: You have no bother with putting on the lights, holding the book, flipping through the pages or the effort of reading the book itself. You just lie there and relax while the entire book is read to you!

2IN THE KITCHEN – while doing household chores such as washing the dishes, general cleaning, or even preparing a meal. Many of us find these tasks somewhat tedious, certainly the chore of washing the dishes.

This is a great time to listen to an audio book because your hands are busy but your mind is receptive; instead of feeling listless and bored you can fill your mind with the pleasure of listening to a book of your choice.

3–GARDENING – Another mainly physical activity when much of the time e.g., weeding, mowing grass etc – we don’t have to tax our brains. You can also listen to audio books while gardening and have the pleasure of your book along with the satisfaction of getting the job done.

4EXERCISING or JOGGING – Weights, aerobics or simply jogging leave your mind wide open but your hands, legs and even your entire body busy. This is a great time to enjoy an audio book.

A lot of us tend to exercise, whether for minutes or even hours while their minds do nothing. But listening to an audio book during this time will ensure you don’t waste those periods of time.

Talk about killing 2 birds with one stone – exercising your body and mind at the same time!

5–COMMUTING – This may be in your car or the bus or train ride to work. Many people lose a great deal of time doing nothing while commuting to and from their jobs – and the sheer boredom of it can make them feel tired and irritable.

Why not use that time to listen to an audio book, especially one that develops your mind and/or improves your professional and business skills? Listening to audio books that improve your skills can significantly help you develop career; more useful than simply sitting there or even listening to music.

6AIR TRAVEL – You may not believe it, but there are people who spend more time in the air (or waiting in airport s!) than on the road. As with more traditional commuting, this can be wasted and frustrating time which can be put to good use.

If you are a regular or even an occasional air traveler, consider the enormous benefits you would get listening to audio books, especially those that can improve your academic or work related skills; or simply listening to a favourite novel. Great distraction for the kids too if they’re travelling with you……

These are just a few situations arising in many of our lives where audio books can provide entertainment and/or the opportunity to improve our professional skills; there are many others which you may well have thought of as you read this text.

From London, Nick now lives in Stockholm with wife Lena and Gunnar a Border Terrier. He likes to forest walk and is learning Swedish (from an audio book) He runs Myaudiobookshelf.com where you’ll find 8000+ audio books to download and links to a vast but little known network of free audio book websites. .Sign up to his email list or download an audio book and you’ll get the full list.

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How to Stay Current With the Latest Audio Console Software

When it comes to audio mixing, Hi-Tech Audio is a company that can be trusted to provide continuing support to its customers. Not only do they offer training, parts, and operational and maintenance advice, but they are the place to go for audio console software as well. Everyone now recognizes that the “latest and greatest” technology does not stay “latest and greatest” for very long. By offering audio console software to their customers, Hi-Tech Audio helps them keep their consoles up to date. With new audio console software appearing regularly, you know you can rely on Hi-Tech Audio to be in the know. Their expertise in audio mixing consoles is unparalleled.

Hi-Tech Audio has an exhaustive knowledge of the best consoles in the sound industry. They want their customers to be able to get the most out of these incredible pieces of equipment. Initial training is the first step to mastering your system’s capabilities, but keeping your console equipped with state of the art software is vital if you want to stay at the top of your game. Audio console software, firmware updates, and manual downloads for every major brand of digital console can be accessed at the Hi-Tech Audio website. Whether you work with a Yamaha, Digico, Midas, Digidesign, or other console, you can find audio console software and downloads through Hi-Tech Audio.

New software can allow your console to perform many additional functions. With audio console software, your console could, for instance, easily transfer live inputs with those from a multi-track recorder. You could also add on such effects as analog modeled compressors or an Open Deck tape simulator. There are software programs to allow your console to be communicate with a broader computer network and be controlled from multiple locations. Console software allows you to upgrade your system in many ways.

You really never can tell what Audio console software they will come up with next. Staying up to date is important, and Hi-Tech Audio makes it easy.

Steve Collins is an Author and Journalist based in Encino, California.

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Audio Books: How To Download Them To Your Mp3 Player Hassle Free

Are MP3-technology portable players only good for playing cool tunes downloaded from the net? Far from it. They offer an alternative and a convenient listening addition to audio books on tape or CD.

What used to take days or weeks of waiting for the mail carrier to deliver your audio books on tape or CD, it now takes no more than a few minutes. You can be listening to your favorite MP3 books straight away. And it’s going to get even better, easier and quicker, judging from the giant advances in audio and web technologies in recent months.

The hard-core audiobook listeners may take a while to “convert” from using tapes and CDs to an MP3 format. The sheer convenience, perfect control and the size choices MP3 players offer, the “change-over period” is likely going to be a short one.

So, if you are a budding MP3 book pioneer and want the latest portable audio technology conveniences, they are waiting here to serve you without having to spend a fortune or extra time to do it right.

To download audio books in MP3 format to your computer and over to your MP3 player, look at the exact steps you need to take to do it quickly and easily.

Just note the following instructions use Windows Media Player – Version 10 as an example.
Let’s assume you are already good at downloading files from the web onto your computer.
Let’s also assume that you already own an MP3 player, but don’t know how to do this transfer correctly yet.

1. If you are using an older version of Windows Media Player and need to upgrade, surf over to Microsoft and download it at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/download. Follow the installation instructions.

2. Download the MP3 books to your computer. It is a good idea to create a separate folder, say in “My Documents” folder and name it “My Audio Books”. It allows you to keep your audio book downloads all in one location. Done it? Good.

3. Now, connect your computer (switched on) to the MP3 player using the USB cable supplied with your player.

4. Once the connection between the two is live, your computer will show that it has found a new piece of hardware. If it doesn’t say this, just unplug everything in the above sequence and try again.

5. Is it working now? Okay. Open your Windows Media Player and open the audio book MP3 file you want to copy. This will open your audio book in the main display area of Windows Media Player.

6. Add the audio book to the Sync List of your Windows Media Player.

7. Go ahead and click on the Sync tab on the Windows Media Player. It brings you to a pull-down arrow menu on the left-side box of the Sync tab. Make sure you select the choice “Removable Disk (E)”, or the name of your MP3 player as the source where the audio book will be copied to.

8. Do you see a display with the choice to “Start Sync” right now? Great! Go ahead and click on it. Once you’ve done this, the Windows Media Player will let you know that it’s sending the audio book to your MP3 player.

9. As soon as the sync (or copying) of the audio book file is complete, you can check to assure it is on your MP3 player. See it there? Excellent. One more step to go.

10. To finish this process properly, ensure you click on your PC’s hardware icon (found in your system tray – in the right bottom corner – usually a small icon with a green arrow) to “Safely Remove Hardware”.

Don’t remove the USB cable until you get a clear signal saying “Safe To Remove Hardware”.

Removing the USB cable without following this step may damage both your computer and the MP3 player.

Note:
Are you using an older version of Windows Media Player? Even so, you can still follow the steps above. The only major difference is that instead of having “Sync”, you will have “Copy” in the menu. You can click on it and follow the same steps above to have your audio book copied to your MP3 player.

If you have a portable MP3 player that uses a drag-and-drop file method instead of Windows Media Player synchronization, then the steps are easy to follow. Simply connect your player to the computer as above. Open the player’s window by clicking on its name or on “Removable Disc (for example E or F) under “My Computer” icon.

Then, open the MP3 books folder (the location where you have them saved) in a separate window. Keep both windows open side-by-side. Now, left-click, hold and drag the audio files over to the open window of the portable player. Once you release the left mouse button, there will be a short file-transfer moment. Done? Now, your MP3 books are on your player, ready for you to enjoy listening to it.

So, can you play back the audio book from your MP3 player now? If you have followed the steps, you should hear the audio book playing on your MP3 player. If you have difficulties, you can watch an easy-to-follow video that shows you how to do it at http://www.mybigaudio.com/help.html .

Lu Smith shares with you hard-to-find Audio Books in too many categories to mention. Be our guest and download free MP3 Books right now.

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The Various Services That Diamond Audio Provides for Its Customers

In the world of technology there are many companies who produce excellent quality items that we can use with confidence. This type of service ensures that the customer receives only the best quality items that they are looking for. Now with Diamond Audio you have this assurance. Since Diamond Audio has committed itself to high quality goods that customers will want, you can be sure that you will find something that you want.

There are many items that Diamond Audio has created that stands out as the leader in the field of mobile sound technology. This company is also making sure that its excellent goods are very affordable. This means that just about anyone can buy one of the many Diamond Audio parts.

Now if you would like to see what is available in the Diamond Audio range before you go to their showroom then you can look at these items on the internet. This way you can gain a brief introduction in to the various services that Diamond Audio provides for its customers. You can also preview the many new innovations that have been released by Diamond Audio.

A visit to the Diamond Audio showroom will be of great help when you need to see what the many upgrades that you can invest in are. Now when you go to the showroom you should examine the various items that you want to have installed in your car. You will also need to ask questions from the sales personnel about any item that you may want to buy. In addition you should find out what sort of price range there is for the many different Diamond Audio systems.

There is one other facility that you may want to look into before you go to see what Diamond Audio system that you can buy. This is the various car audio reviews that you can find on the internet. With the help of these reviews you can check to see which type of Diamond Audio will work with your car. The other thing that looking at these car audio reviews will reveal is any potential problem that you could run into with a Diamond Audio that may not be right for your car.

All of this information that you have gathered will be very useful in making your final selection of the various Diamond Audio systems and parts that can give you a great working Diamond Audio system for your car. So the next time that you need to install a car audio perhaps you should look into getting a Diamond Audio instead.

Muna wa Wanjiru is a web administrator and has been researching and reporting on internet marketing for years. For more information on Diamond Audio, visit his site at Diamond Audio

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Audio Book Listening Has Many Benefits

It used to be that they were called “books on tape” and people would get a cassette deck installed in their car just to listen to them on their commutes. Today, they are better known as audio book volumes, but they still deliver a great deal of information and entertainment as well. Audio books are enjoyed by people of all walks of life, young and old, and they can turn a potentially dry and boring time in a vehicle into an opportunity to learn and grow.


One of the best benefits of a book in audio format is that is can be listened to at anyplace and anytime. It is a favorite companion for people while they are traveling, commuting, exercising, shopping, working in the garden, or even dusting and vacuuming the house. Using headphones with your favorite audio book player allows you to listen and absorb the information no matter what might be going on around you.


Even when you are in a situation that is quiet and are able to enjoy a good audio book, there are still advantages to using your headphones. You can often improve your retention and comprehension of the material when you use headphones because they help reduce distractions from other noises and help the listener focus better. Also, some people learn better by hearing and some people learn best when they can read and hear at the same time.


There are a number of different books in audio format these days that people can choose from. There are audio books on CD, on audio cassette and also as MP3s and any standard CD player, cassette recorder, or MP3 player that you might use to listen to music can function as an audiobook player as well.


If you buy a CD audiobook to play in the CD player in your car, then you can also make that same book into an MP3 that can be used on your digital music player, such as an iPod, if you have one. This makes it even more convenient to listen wherever you are and whatever you might be doing.


But, if your car is also equipped with an MP3 player, or with a connection that you can use to make use of your MP3 player in your vehicle, then the best way to buy an audio tome is online. This is because you can download audio books online and this is not only much faster than ordering a cassette or CD audiobook, but it is less expensive as well.


If the publishers of audio books don’t have to burn the recording onto a CD or copy it onto a cassette, then they save time and money, and they can pass on these savings when you buy an MP3 audiobook. On top of that, you won’t have to pay for shipping and handling and you can download your new audio book within minutes.


There is a great selection of books available every month, no matter which audio book format suits you best. If you can find printed materials that cover a certain topic, then you will no doubt be able to find audio versions of at least some of those books. It should be noted, though, that the audio cassette books are becoming harder to find.

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