Audio book news: Audible launches new sharing tool ‘Clips’

24 Jul

audibleI do love my audio books and now Audible has launched an exciting new service that lets listeners share their favourite audio quotes with others.

The digital feature in the Audible app, enables listeners to easily select, save and share bite sized audio snippets from their favourite passages with family and friends.

To celebrate the launch of this new social sharing tool, Audible have released audio clips of some of the most inspirational quotes from literature. The clips, narrated by some of the world’s best storytellers and most famous voices, were taken from its library of over 200,000 titles and Audible hopes to encourage listeners to share the passages they find most inspirational.

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Lewis Carroll, Alice Through The Looking Glass, narrated by Miriam Margolyes

“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty,

which is: who cares?”

Tina Fey, Bossypants

Not all those who wander are lost”

J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Lord of the Rings, narrated by Robert Inglis.

Don Katz, founder and CEO of Audible said:

“Audible customers are book lovers whose print books are likely to be full of their own annotations and underlines. Listeners also love talking about books, authors, and narrators they are passionate about, and clips makes it easier for our customers to start meaningful conversations with their friends and family directly from their audiobook whenever inspiration strikes! We are also excited to launch this new, easy-to-use tool that authors and narrators can use to raise awareness of their audiobooks.”

Clips will allow audio to be shared across multiple destinations including Facebook, Twitter, SMS, e-mail, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp. It will be available in iOS, Windows, and Android in the UK.

I’ve already had a lot of fun with this and will leave you with a very well known clip from one of my favourite novels: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, narrated by Rosamund Pike

One Response to “Audio book news: Audible launches new sharing tool ‘Clips’”

  1. Kelsey 25th July 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    Ooh that is a nifty new feature! I love Audible, especially biographies when read by the author themselves so hearing quotes read out loud would be awesome.

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