Digital audio books
What are digital audio books?
Digital audio books are books that you can listen to on a device such as a Sony Walkman, Apple iPod, MP3 player, mobile phone or computer. They sound the same as audio CDs, but because they are supplied as MP3 files, digital audio books are portable and available to listen to as soon as you have downloaded them.
How are digital audio books formatted?
Digital audio books are supplied as MP3 files – one per chapter – which are contained in a single zipped file to make them easier to download.
See Downloading digital audio books to find out how to access your MP3 files after you have purchased your book.
How big is a digital audio book MP3 file?
Digital audio book files vary in size depending on their content. Your Harry Potter digital audio book will be between 200MB and 1GB in size, but it is supplied as one file per chapter in a single zipped file to make it more manageable.
Can I listen to a digital audio book sample?
Yes, for the languages in which digital audio books are available, simply click the ‘Listen to a sample’ button on any digital audio book page to hear an excerpt… Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a great place to start.
You can also download the sample to check it works on your device.
Where will my digital audio book be kept after I have purchased it?
Once you have purchased your digital audio book, it will be added to your personal 'My books' page, ready for you to download at your convenience.