"It was my preferred entertainment when I was a kid, so when I set out to be a writer, it was perfectly natural that I should write the sort of stories that I used to enjoy reading."
Various kinds of recordings were used to capture stories read aloud in the early 1900's. In 1931, Congress established the Talking Book program, which was intended to provide reading material for visually impaired adults who couldn’t read print. This program was called "Books for the Adult Blind Project." The American Foundation for the Blind developed the first Talking Books in 1932. The resulting records could be played in normal phonographs.
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