What is the difference between audio books, Talking Books and eBooks?

Audio book is a general term for a book that you listen to, usually narrated by a real person. Audio books are sometimes also called talking books or spoken word books. Downloadable audio books are electronic versions of audio books that can be read on a phone, computer, tablet or MP3 player. 

Talking Books (with a capital T and B) is the name of an RNIB service that provides audio books on DAISY CD or USB stick, or as a digital download. 

eBooks can be read using "text-to-speech". This is when computers and eBook readers read out the text on screen in synthetic speech. eBooks are available through services like Amazon or Nook.

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