NetLibrary, a division of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., and a platform for econtent to libraries worldwide, offers a selection of more than 1,600 classic and award winning e-audiobooks from Blackstone Audio.
Titles from Blackstone Audio include: The Civil War; Mere Christianity; The Aubrey/Maturin Series, Beyond Band of Brothers; Charlie Wilson's War, and A Confederacy of Dunces, among others. Current releases include: The Legend of the Wandering King, a CBC/NSTA Outstanding International Book for 2006; The Secret River, the 2006 Commonwealth Writer's Prize winner and a shortlisted title for the Man Booker Prize; The Master, an IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and New York Times Notable Book; The Sherlock Holmes Theatre, Blackstone Audio's 2005 Audie Award winner for Best Drama; The Prestige, winner of the World Fantasy Award; and more.
Librarians will be able to select from a catalog of more than 1,600 Blackstone Audio titles, and order for delivery in February 2007. NetLibrary will also waive access fees on purchase of all Blackstone Audio titles made before March 31, 2007. Library users will be able to search for, preview, download and listen to Blackstone Audio titles through the NetLibrary platform via the internet. Users can download up to 10 high-quality, portable e-audiobooks, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. E-audiobooks will download or play on any desktop or laptop running supported media software programs and operating systems. Users can also transfer favorite titles to a range of supported portable devices, including portable music players and portable media centers.
(www.blackstoneaudio.com; www.netlibrary.com; www.oclc.org)