How audiobooks are made

I’m a huge fan of audiobooks. With my subscription to, I burn through a couple of books a month. For longer reads, I sometimes buy the Kindle edition so I can read in bed and then have the Audible app pick it up when I’m in the car or walking the dog.

I’ve recorded some audiobooks myself (here’s an example from iTunes), and I can tell you that they can be a slog for the person doing the reading.

Vox takes a look at how these things are put together.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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