Audiobook definition and meaning collins english dictionary. However, you do want to pay attention to what youre doing and do the best job possible. How much longer does it take to listen to an audiobook. The book was released by viking on september 15, 1986. The plot centers on a pandemic of a weaponized strain of influenza that kills almost the entire world population. One man escapes from a biological weapon facility after an accident, carrying with him the deadly virus known as captain tripps, a rapidly mutating flu that in the ensuing weeks wipes out. Book size is often based on how thick the spine will be and how it will stand out in a bookstore although things are changing. Standing to hear the bible read is certainly a sign of respect. Never has there been a more graphic account of the sas in action. Some churches today follow this tradition and teach that we should stand when the word of god is read.
Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your mp3 player or computer. Now, these stories take center stage in celebrating music and the spoken word, an inspiring collection of more than 150 of the most beloved messages from broadcasts narrated by lloyd d. As a result, he cut about 400 pages around 150,000 words from the original manuscript. Apr 17, 2019 if you assume that continuity is not an issue, then an audiobook will generally be read at a rate of about 150 words per minute, whereas a silent reader will have a personal reading speed ranging from 200 wpm slow to 350 wpm average, up to 700. Information and translations of audio book in the most comprehensive dictionary definitions resource on the web. Although hes known for his horror stories, this novel fits better into the science fiction genre. It was his 18th novel, and the th novel written under his own name. Listen to the stand audiobook by stephen king, narrated by grover gardner. Ever since i opened the book, the pages have been falling and peeling out. The stand is a postapocalyptic dark fantasy novel written by american author stephen king and first published in 1978 by doubleday. I was in high school, and the book really affected me.
I would go as far as to say that he is my favorite author. George carlin brain droppings 1997 disc 2 hd audio book duration. I love a few authors more than others that i read, but king is the king. Audio books offer readers a wealth of support in developing oral and. Audiobook vs audio book how should the word audiobook be. Bookstand definition and meaning collins english dictionary. Audiobook definition is a recording of a book or magazine being read aloud. The stand by stephen king meet your next favorite book. And at 12 hours and 21 minutes, misery is a much more manageable length than, say, the entire dark.
In binary computer technology, information is contained in a digital word which is simply a predefined collection of a number of individual bits. How much longer does it take to listen to an audiobook than. Call of cthulhu hp lovecraft audio book with words. Chapter 1 hapscombs texaco sat on number 93 just north of arnette, a pissant fourstreet burg about 110 miles from houston. An oral history of the zombie war is a 2006 zombie apocalyptic horror novel written by american author max brooks. Jun 03, 2015 when you type the word audiobook, do you use audiobook or audio book.
The stand was epic in its original form, and this edition, with expanded story lines and restored cuts lives up to the original. Tonight the regulars were there, sitting by the cash register, drinking beer, talking idly, watching the bugs fly into the big lighted sign. Gift from friend i decided to get the audio through the library and of course now i. Enders game is a 1985 military science fiction novel by american author orson scott card. So please understand that i take no joy in saying this. In danse macabre, king writes about the origins of the stand at some length. Bookstand definition of bookstand by the free dictionary.
This was not only my first audiobook on this site but my first stephen king book. Theres a lot of direct homage to the wizard of oz, like there is in the dark tower series. Nov 10, 2011 a general rule is that one vowel in a word means it gets the short sound. Sep 15, 2016 standouts include marion zimmer bradleys the colors of space, charlotte brontes jane eyre, and the book of tea by kakuzo okakura. Stephen king word count 112263 274,672 bag of bones 203,3 black house 252,270 blockade billy 15,917 carrie 60,718 cell 121,931 christine 193,602 cujo 121,150 cycle of the werewolf 15,955 desperation 195,011 doctor sleep. Well, let me tell you that goodreads equates hours to page numbers. Jun 08, 2011 call of cthulhu read by garrick hagon. The stand is a postapocalyptic dark fantasy novel written by american author stephen king. Increasing the word length more practically allows for more detailed dynamic range and usually translates into higher quality audio. This is the biggest single book ive ever read in my life so farits 470k words and its. But dont give up, because the adventure really starts with book 2. The 10 best stephen king audiobooks, a ranking book riot. The few survivors, united in groups, establish a new social system and engage in confrontation with each other. In preparation for an anticipated third invasion, children, including the novels protagonist, andrew ender wiggin.
And if youre paying for those audiobook credits through a service like. Was fun to revisit this after 20 years in an audio version. Since the books publication kings story has been adapted. Clocking in at 47 hours and 52 minutes, the stand will keep you. The publishing house believed that kings original 1168 page manuscript was too long and intimidating for readers, so they cut out nearly a third. Another word for opposite of meaning of rhymes with sentences with find word forms translate from english translate to english words with friends scrabble crossword codeword words starting with words ending with words containing exactly words.
Okay, its two words and an initial, but you get the idea. One man escapes from a biological weapon facility after an accident, carrying with him the deadly virus known as captain tripps, a rapidly mutating flu that in the ensuing weeks wipes out most of the worlds population. A masterpiece of stunning illustrations and vignettes, each page of this treasured keepsake radiates the spirit of the spoken. Where the sampling frequency determines the number of samples that have been taken in one second, and thus the amount of the upper frequency range able to be captured, the word length determines the dynamic. Since the book s publication kings story has been adapted several times. I was hooked immediately and have purchased several others just from the description. You can pick from any of 100,000 audiobooks, but the stand by stephen king is an awesome book that i wouldnt hesitate to pick.
The novel is a collection of individual accounts narrated by an agent of the united nations postwar commission, following the devastating global conflict against the zombie plague. I read the book years ago and fully enjoyed listening to the audio version. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. You dont need to be a professional audio engineer to record narration. All of stephen kings books are excellent, but this one is a parable for modern times of the ageold battle between good and evil. When you type the word audiobook, do you use audiobook or audio book. The stand is one of the finest and highest level masterpieces written by stephen king. The list of books and their page counts was supplied by kings office and refers to the american hardcover editions. Winter is basically stephen king audiobook season, so lets get into the best. At 10 hours 6 minutes according to audible, cinder by marissa meyer has 11 pages. Celebrating music and the spoken word deseret book. King on king stephen king on his 10 longest novels time.
Nov 09, 2009 the list of books and their page counts was supplied by kings office and refers to the american hardcover editions. That is where you get books for the blind and dyslexic. Though stephen king has written it far back in the 70s now its uncut entire version has come on the market to unveil the. Other passages record a decadelong desperate struggle, as.
Though stephen king has written it far back in the 70s now its uncut entire version has come on the market to unveil the real and complete story behind this apocalyptic story plot. This is one of my favorite post apocalypse novels and now its available in audio format from audible. The dashboard was littered with the tattered remains of my new audio book. Tonight the regulars were there, sitting by the cash register, drinking beer, talking idly. The presence of a second vowel usually means the first yowel is long. It was one of the best selling novels in the united states of that year and is now considered a modern masterpiece of the horror genre in literature. Certain to be a delight for all lovers of words, stampers debut will make you laugh as much as it makes you appreciate the. Stephen king author, grover gardner narrator, random house audio publisher get audible free. Large collection of recordings, ranging from alternative news programming, to grateful dead concerts, to old time radio shows, to book and poetry recordings, to original music contributed by users. Just as we stand when reciting the pledge of allegiance to show respect for the flag, and we stand when the national anthem is played to show respect for our country, many.
The subtitle of the stand really should be a very norman rockwell apocalypse. If yes, then most publishers still work on specific word count lengths for books so youll probably be aiming for around 60,00080,000 words for nonfiction. Goodreads mandates that you round up the hour, not down. The audio publishers association apa and audiofile magazine both use the word audiobook. Free audiobooks and why you should try them scholastic parents. Audio book definition, a recording of an oral reading of a book, often in abridged form. Last week, we looked at some basic tips to record highquality audio. A general rule is that one vowel in a word means it gets the short sound. In 1978, doubleday released the original edition of the stand, a book that was 823 pages. If you assume that continuity is not an issue, then an audiobook will generally be read at a rate of about 150 words per minute, whereas a silent reader will have a personal reading speed ranging from 200 wpm slow to 350 wpm average, up to 700. Word by word brings to life the hallowed halls and highly idiosyncratic cubicles of merriamwebster, a startlingly rich world inhabited by quirky and erudite individuals who quietly shape the way we communicate. Its a political fantasy set in the aftermath of a gm plague.
In 1978 stephen king published the stand, the novel that is now considered to be one of his finest works. It is clear the industry standard is audiobook, not audio book. The madness from the sea the complete cthuvian english dictionary s. An audiobook is a recorded reading of a book that you can listen to. Set at an unspecified date in earths future, the novel presents an imperiled humankind after two conflicts with the formics, an insectoid alien species they dub the buggers. But as it was first published, the stand was incomplete, since more than 150,000 words had been cut from the original manuscript. Project gutenberg also offers computerread audiobooks, but imagine siri reading you moby dick thankfully, you do have a humanread option here.
Audiobook definition of audiobook by merriamwebster. The term wordlength is used to describe the format of digital audio signal and relates directly to the resolution or quality of the encoding. Synonyms for bookstand include bookrest, lectern, reading desk, reading stand, stand, rack, shelf, pulpit, rostrum and platform. The stand falls squarely into that category, and adds hot rum to the mix as well.518 714 1214 564 1077 1468 674 470 434 981 110 766 1401 458 388 1035 995 1407 1470 1399 1250 577 430 805 1058 72 1204 1261 1340 1193 130 1279 1454 201 226 1089 1228 1106 347 863 37 752 197 131 427 545 1050 627 120