Listen to a Talking Book Illinois State Library

To listen to a sample of a Talking Book, press the Play button on the audio player console below. A direct link to the audio file is also provided.

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Transcript of Audio File

As with the printed book, it has been technology that has made talking books possible and user friendly; and it is through universal acceptance of new technology that the wonders of the talking book are available to blind and physically handicapped people of all nations. The emerging universal talking book technology has world-wide acceptance. Nearly all countries are now using standard Phillips cassettes, either 2 or 4 track formats, and that has allowed the easy production, sale, and exchange of recorded books among all nations.