for your listening pleasure

If you really wanted to own a copy of the Apollo 13’s famous “Houston we have a problem”, or maybe “I have a dream” speech of Martin Luther King, Audioville is the place for you.

The service, which positions itself as “iTunes for the spoken word” offers content that ranges from historic speeches to comedies and from fine poetry to science:

“The site currently boasts licensing deals with the Economist, offering the business magazine’s quarterly technology report in spoken form, and BBC Worldwide, which provides comedies such as Little Britain and Fawlty Towers.

Audio books from authors such as HG Wells and Beatrix Potter can also be downloaded alongside historic speeches, such as Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” address and Apollo 13’s “Houston, we have a problem” relay.

AudioVille also offers its own content, such as city guides, and plans to let users upload their own content, which, if popular, it will retail on the site.”

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