Indeed, the current flavor of audio book recently acquired by the Library’s AV Center is the portable digital audio book. The portable digital much resembles an iPod. Each unit comes complete with the narration of a book on an iPod-like playback device. Similar to the “books on tape” concept started over twenty years ago, portable digital books will usually contain an unabridged reading of an original piece of text. Also, similar to the tape, this audio version may contain a dramatization of the book with a complete cast or it may be a more simple narration, sometimes performed by the author.
Units can be checked out to Kutztown University students for a period of one week and longer periods to faculty. Community patrons are welcome to enjoy the digital audio books within the AV Center.
The Greatest Speeches of All Time – SMP 3
The Outsiders – SMP 8
Phantom of the Opera – SMP 9
Othello – SMP 12
Edgar Allan Poe, Collected Stories and Poems – SMP 13
For a complete listing, click on the Sound Media Players link on our New Acquisition page at: http://www.kutztown.edu/library/avcenter/new_acquisitions.htm.
For more information, please contact Professor Ted Hickman.