Scribd Adds 30K Audiobooks to Unlimited Ebook Service
Subscription ebook service Scribd is broadening its horizons - to audiobooks.
The company has added 30,000 audiobooks to its library, making it the largest unlimited ebook and audiobook subscription service around. The audiobook library includes new releases and bestsellers like The Drop by Dennis Lehane, How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran, Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, The Hunger Games Trilogy, and Divergent.
The best part is that you won't have to pay extra to listen to the audiobooks. They're now included as part of Scribd's existing $8.99 per month subscription.
'We've always envisioned Scribd as a home for the best writing and storytelling in the world,' Scribd co-founder and CEO Trip Adler said in a statement. 'This has been one of our most popular requests and we're excited to reach book lovers wherever they are and however they choose to read - or listen.'
The library also includes children's classics read by actors ( Chrysanthemum read by Meryl Streep, Owen read by Sarah Jessica Parker), self-improvement titles ( The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton), and novels that inspired blockbuster films ( Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick, Catch Me If You Can by Frank W. Abagnale).
Listeners can browse special audio collections arranged by length, narrator, and subject - including 'Shakespearean Actors Reading Shakespeare,' 'Roadtrip Listening: SF to LA,' and 'What to Listen to on the Way to a Job Interview.'
The audiobooks will first be available to subscribers on Android, Kindle Fire, Nook tablets, and the Web. They'll reach iOS users in the coming days.
'The commuters around the office are beside themselves,' Scribd wrote in a blog post. 'Actually, we're all beside ourselves. And we hope you are, too.'
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