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The Resource The untold story of the talking book, Matthew Rubery, (sound recording)

The untold story of the talking book, Matthew Rubery, (sound recording)

Label
The untold story of the talking book
Title
The untold story of the talking book
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Rubery
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Publisher
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."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
lbi
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rubery, Matthew
Dewey number
002.09
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jim Denison
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Denison, Jim.
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Audiobooks
  • Talking books
  • Literature and technology
  • Blind
  • People with visual disabilities
Label
The untold story of the talking book, Matthew Rubery, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what is the history of audiobooks? -- Part I. The phonographic library -- Canned literature -- Part II. 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 -- Part III. Audiobooks on and off the road -- Caedmon's third dimension -- Tapeworms -- Audio revolution -- Afterword: speed listening
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504743884
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
bzb5
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr01237984
  • 853744
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The untold story of the talking book, Matthew Rubery, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: what is the history of audiobooks? -- Part I. The phonographic library -- Canned literature -- Part II. 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 -- Part III. Audiobooks on and off the road -- Caedmon's third dimension -- Tapeworms -- Audio revolution -- Afterword: speed listening
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504743884
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
bzb5
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr01237984
  • 853744
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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