updated 02:55 pm EDT, Thu October 16, 2003
Audible and Apple today that more than 20,000 hours of audiobooks and other spoken word programs are now available for download exclusively from the iTunes Music Store: "Through iTunes, Mac and Windows customers can preview and download audio editions of best-selling books, magazines, radio programs and original shows, manage audio content alongside their music collection, and take their entire audio library with them for listening anywhere with the market-leading iPod digital music player."
Audible.com is the exclusive provider of spoken word audio to the iTunes Music Store with more than 5,000 spoken word audio titles available from the iTunes Music Store, including content ranging from new audiobook bestsellers like "Bleachers" by John Grisham and "The Teeth of the Tiger" by Tom Clancy to classics like "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain and the iTunes exclusive science fiction audiobook, "Whipping Mek," an original story by Brian Herbert and bestselling novelist Kevin J. Anderson that bridges the Legends of Dune trilogy novels "The Butlerian Jihad" and "The Machine Crusade." The Audible collection also includes speeches, lectures, language lessons, audio editions of periodicals such as Forbes and the Scientific American, as well as the best of public radio programs such as Fresh Air, Car Talk and This American Life.
Newly released audiobooks and other new spoken audio content will be added to the iTunes Music Store every week. All Audible content available from the iTunes Music Store can be burned onto an unlimited number of CDs for personal use, listened to on an unlimited number of iPods, and played on up to three Macintosh or Windows PC computers.