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On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the 45 original passengers and crew, only 16 made it off the mountain alive. For 10 excruciating weeks, they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, these men and women not only had to keep their faith; they had to make an impossible decision: Should they eat the flesh of their dead friends?




As Nature Made Him Audio Book Downloadl



This week, the audio book version of Piers Paul Read's Alive has made it into the top 50 bestsellers in the Biography category. You can legally download or stream this audio book and listen for free at Spotify, Deezer, and in high quality at Audible.


Audioobook offers the day's hottest, funniest, most stunning and suspenseful audio books for download and streaming. By the way, you can play old audio files directly in your browser. If you're a fan of Piers Paul Read's "Alive", then you may also be interested in the following Biography audio books:


In recent years, audiobooks have become more popular in the book industry despite the common misconception that listening is less beneficial than reading a physical book. Marketers used technology as a channel to target consumers and convince them to listen to the audiobook for multitasking and productivity purposes. Through transmedia, author branding and influence culture, the audiobook market has proven its elasticity in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It was assumed that audiobooks would not perform as planned in 2020 since COVID-19 seized most travel; therefore, consumers stopped listening to audiobooks as part of their travel routine. Instead, digital audiobooks continued their upgrowth trajectory and thrived as a method of relaxation during the pandemic.


The marketing and publicity teams play a vital role in the success of selling consumer goods, but they face obstacles when it comes to working in the publishing field. One of the key steps in creating a successful marketing campaign is to identify who the audience is, why they want to listen and in what ways will they best see or hear information on the audiobook.Footnote 19 In recent years, the main reason people listen to audiobooks are for entertainment and brain stimulation, according to a 2020 study.Footnote 20 In the audio industry, the listening community is loyal to the format, making targeting listeners on audio-based platforms, such as podcasts and radio stations, easily accessible. Many podcast listeners are more likely to listen to an audiobook than to read a physical book because they are more familiar with audio-centered platforms.Footnote 21


Correspondingly, the average audiobook listener consumed 8.1 titles in 2020, an increase from the 6.8 titles in 2019.Footnote 48 The 2021 APA consumer survey noted that consumers on average listened to 7.6 titles from March 2020 to March 2021. Although the number of audiobooks consumed decreased in the latest survey, the APA concluded the listening community did not decrease in size, but rather some audiobook listeners reverted to podcast or music streaming options during the first year of the pandemic.


For the past several years, the top place to listen to audiobooks was in the car.Footnote 49 Since the United States and China are the two countries with longest average commute times, it is no surprise they both dominate the global audiobook marketFootnote 50; this supports the connection commuters have with listening to audiobooks while they travel. In a 2019 survey conducted by Edison Research and Triton Digital, 74% of listeners reported listening to audiobooks in their cars as the most popular listening location, surpassing listening in homes at 68%.Footnote 51 In a survey conducted by Infinite Dial, 19% of Americans ages twelve and up were consistently driving and riding in cars with advanced in-dash entertainment and speaker systems that offered better smartphone syncing tools. Of these respondents, 62% of them have listened to an audiobook using these advanced tech systems in their car.Footnote 52 Waze, a driving navigation app for your smartphone, incorporated Audible and other audio players such as Pandora and Spotify to its app during the pandemic. While the Audible app is playing, Waze syncs with the audio players and will simultaneously alert the consumer of direction and oncoming danger.Footnote 53 This was a helpful tool for drivers while the majority of their listening time was spent in the car. By 2021, COVID-19 forced stay-at-home measures which greatly decreased commute times and therefore, listening time spent in the car. Furthermore, only 64% of listeners reported they consumed an audiobook in the car during the pandemic. As a result, audiobooks were found to be listened most often at home by 55% of consumers, which is a 12% increase from the year prior. The APA concluded that consumers are listening more at home and through mobile devices rather than in the car during the first year of the pandemic.Footnote 54


Before the COVID-19 pandemic, audiobooks were reporting double-digit growth in revenue year over year since 2012. Although the pandemic hurt many retail businesses, in a way, audiobooks were seen as an escape from reality and helped consumers find comfort in staying home.Footnote 94 Looking ahead, audiobooks will continue to become a more prominent format in the publishing industry, especially after the influx of use during the first year of the pandemic. Furthermore, the average consumer purchased more products online than in-store during the pandemic than ever before. Since digital audiobooks are easily attainable and can be purchased from a smartphone, the audio publishing industry should continue to increase with the advancement of mobile device consumption, despite the uncertain future of worklife and COVID-19.


Cool weather, warm clothes, cozy blankets, and hot beverages..I think that means fall is here. What better way to spend your time when it is cooler outside than to snuggle on the couch (or in the theater) to watch some TV shows and movies! Have a listen to the audiobooks that have a film adaptations being released this fall and winter.


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Dr. Willingham, I consider the the "cheating" precursory. Folks are asking if audio books obstruct growth in reading development or vocabulary breadth. I know you get that. But there is more to it. People want to do what is good; they want to "get" the whole experience. I applaud those seeking to not cheat. They refer to cheating themselves, and that concern is healthy.You make great fodder, as always, for us to keep from cheating.


Dear Professor Willingham,Another distinction between listening and reading which may have an impact on comprehension is who is controlling the pace of the experience. Given a non fiction text and low prior knowledge students, I wonder if listening to the text may put students at a greater disadvantage because it may be easier to be to let the audio play without taking a more active role and pausing to make sense of what you heard. Might be an interesting experiment to conduct and then see if teaching students a strategy to be more engaged with the content in either delivery mode made any difference.Thanks.


As a mother of a voracious reader (son), it was always a tape or cd to accompany his early reading that caused this...as school started, he lost more interest in books...we are now going back to audio versions and text books at the same time...with wonderful results!


I am encouraged to read about your experience with your son, Pamela. My 13 year old has always been a voracious reader, but has lost interest as he has progressed in school and views reading assignments as more of a "chore". We will use the audio book version for his summer reading requirement. Otherwise he shuts down and feels overwhelmed when he looks at the size of the book.


Hi Dr. Willingham!Great article. We use audiobooks for our students whose decoding precludes them from keeping pace independently in class. Additionally, I like to listen to audiobooks on my way to and from work each day.Ive read some of the studies (few) on this and the one area that I've noticed as having a huge impact is attention. Being forced to decode text, even for highly proficient decoders, seems to make it more difficult to be distracted or experience mind wandering.But having been thoroughly annoyed with Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and the over use of adjectives and imagery I surely was attentive and remember most details :)Thanks for the updated writing!Jason


Thank You for Writing on such a crucial topic. Your conclusion "The point is getting to and enjoying the destination. The point is not how you traveled" sums it all up.I work as a school librarian in Sweden and constantly meet the prejudice that listening to an audiobook is cheating, even though they are helping students with Reading disabilities significally. I have been Writing an essay about the problem and also lecturing about it, but I feel that the prejudice is so strongly fundamented in our educational system and so diffucult to break through. It is beginning to change, but not fast enough.In Your text You write about adults, but is it also the common practice in the american school system to dismiss audiobooks as cheating?


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