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Book Audio

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Children's Books
Location
Zoom
Date
Sep 17, 2020   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Matt Rubery
Cost
Free
Contact
Prof. Sarah Schwebel
E-Mail
ccb-asst@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
College of Education Events

Audiobooks do more than reproduce printed books. Although the audiobook’s reliance on sound is sometimes perceived as a liability, there are numerous instances in which the addition of sound effects might be said to enhance the reading experience. This presentation examines recordings that take advantage of the audiobook’s affordances to go beyond simply replicating print. Drawing on sources ranging from children’s books to celebrity memoirs, it takes up the question: What happens when publishers experiment with sound to create “book audio” instead of audiobooks—that is, recordings whose soundtracks go beyond the verbal description of sounds by using actual sounds?

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