Pre-MP3, listening to a full-length audio book meant lugging around a set of CDs or cassettes. But as audiobook files were digitized along with other editorial content, the abridged audiobook went the way of the cassette tape — until now.
According to The New York Times, Hachette Audio will give away the abridged version of British author Iain M. Banks's new novel Transition in 23 installments, uploaded every Tuesday and Friday for 12 weeks, completely free. If the suspense is too much to handle, you can purchase the full audio file for $20.
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