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History Uncovered: Another Early Audio Book Travels to APH Museum

Another piece of early audio book history has been uncovered. According to the American Printing House for the Blind Fred's Head Blog, A 1936 recording of Gulliver's Travels was recently donated along with other early talking books.

Read by Louisville radio voice Hugh Sutton, it was the first book produced in APH's new recording studio. It is believed that roughly 100 copies of the novel were produced. Many early audio recordings have been destroyed or lost over time, though recent efforts have been made to uncover some of these lost treasures. Another early audio book from the Royal National Institute of Blind People was discovered in Canada last fall.

We discussed more about the history of talking books with author and historian Matt Rubery on podcast 91.

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J.J. Meddaugh is an experienced technology writer and computer enthusiast. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in telecommunications management and a minor in business. When not writing for Blind Bargains, he enjoys travel, playing the keyboard, and meeting new people.

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