Dean Koontz has placed 10 of his backlist novels with Brilliance Audio for release, unabridged on CD. Lightning, Whispers and Winter Moon appeared last year. Phantoms hits stores in January. In honor of all things audio, Koontz has written an essay on the History of Audio Books. Here’s the opening …

“Ten thousand years before the first word of history was written, the first audio book was created by Og, brother of Nogg and Plogg, son of Vog and Noog, grandson of Zogg and Heather. Og was a born storyteller frustrated that paper had not yet been invented. He wrote his first book on slabs of wood, burning the words and pictures into the surface with sharp pieces of stone superheated in fire fed by Wooly Mammoth fat. He is credited by some with inventing the words “hot,” “ouch,” “S***,” “***k,” “D**n,” and “************,” as well as the exclamation point.”

To read the rest, visit: The Origin of Audio Books

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