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Finding E-Books and Audiobooks: Audiobooks

Audiobook File Formats

  • AAC: Advanced Audio Coding. The file format used by iPods, Nokia and Android-based phones, and the latest generation of Sony Walkmans.
  • MP3:  MPEG audio layer 3. A compressed audio format.
  • OGG Vorbis.  "A completely open, patent-free, professional audio encoding and streaming technology with all the benefits of Open Source. - Vorbis site.
  • WMA.  Windows Media Audio. A WMA audio ebook title, either DRM-protected or not digitally-protected, that has been optimized for download.  WMA audio ebok titles are built using Microsoft Windows Media Audio format which enhances the sound quality for desktop listening , playing of CD copies (where permitted by the publisher), and portable device use.

Free Audiobooks