McClurg, J. (2016, October). Smartphones give new life to audiobooks – usatoday.com. Retrieved from http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2016/10/07/audio-books-sales-growth-smartphones/91132274/
This article explains that audiobooks are not an obsolete media, but instead are exploding in popularity and attracting a whole new generation of audiobook listeners. The article also explains that while reaching a new clientele is by far the best aspect of the downloadable audiobooks, the fact that downloadable audiobooks are a fraction of a cost of audiobook CDs are no doubt a great feature as well.
I enjoyed this article because offers a new hope for audio book lovers that the media will not fall into shadows, and has instead found a new clientele base. I myself have begun using my own smartphone to listen to audiobooks while at work or while driving.