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Audiobooks (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Audiobooks
Used for/see from:
  • Audio books
  • Books, Audio
  • Books, Cassette
  • Books, Recorded
  • Books on tape
  • Cassette books
  • Recorded books
See also:

Dictionary.com, Mar. 10, 2008 (audio book; also audiobook; a recording of an oral reading of a book, often in abridged form)

Wikipedia, Mar. 10, 2008 (audiobook; a recording that is primarily of the spoken word as opposed to music; not intended to be descriptive of the word "book" but rather a recorded spoken program in its own right and not always an audio version of a book)

Montana State Library website, Mar. 10, 2008: Montana Talking Book Library (cassette books; recorded books)

NetLibrary web site, Mar. 10, 2008 (books on tape)

LCSH, Mar. 10, 2008 (hdg: Audiobooks)

OED online, April 27, 2010: audiobook (an audio recording of a reading of a book (typically a novel), produced commercially)

Recordings of oral readings of books.

Example under Sound recordings