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When it comes to audiobook formats, Playaway can't be beat!

Unlike CDs, audio cassettes or downloads, Playaway does not need a separate player. Instead, Playaway comes pre-loaded and ready to use with one audiobook per device—making them simple for you to use and your library to circulate.

Woman Listening to Vision in White on Playaway.

The All-In-One Audiobook

  • Simple: 5 narration speeds so you can listen at your own pace; automatic bookmarking remembers when you took a break.
  • Portable: Weighs only 2 ounces; equipped with a universal jack—listen in the car or with any type of headphone.
  • Durable: No screen to scratch; made for the library with circulation in mind.

Who's Playaway For?

  • Kids: Improve literacy and comprehension when pairing with the print edition
  • Seniors: No need for technical knowledge
  • Visually impaired users: Simple, immediate access to the best in literature
  • Busy parents, professionals, commuters: No downloads or internet needed
... Playaway is for everyone!
I use Playaways in my classroom for those reading below grade level. I have them follow along with the book! -Cindy (Teacher) I love listening to Playaways when I work. I'm a welder, and it's been great to enjoy a book while I'm getting my job done. -Rob (Professional) We used Playaways during a road trip-each of our kids got to listen to their book of choice. Kept them occupied; kept me happy! -Sally (Mom) I just wanted something simple. Playaways are just that. There is no need for me to download anything, so I can just go to my library, pick one up, and be on my way. -John (Senior) I have an hour commute each way and recently discovered that I can use Playaways in my car! I love that I don't need to fumble with CDs, and I can keep listening when Irun into the gym. -Kim (Commuter)