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Amazon’s Kindle Reading App Gets Updated With Integrated Professional Narration

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The Kindle Reading application gets an update by integrating professional narration into the Kindle apps and lets users switch instantly between reading a Kindle book and listening to the companion audiobook from Audible without leaving the book.

Amazon announced that it has updated its Kindle Reading apps for Google?s Android and Apple?s iOS platform with new features.

Amazon said that with the updated Kindle, Whispersync for Voice will let users start reading while they?re at home, switch to listening while on commute – with just one tap. Users can now switch between reading a book on the Kindle app and to the companion audiobook from Audible instantly simply by making a single tap without having to leave the book.

In an official statement from Russ Grandinetti, Senior Vice President, Amazon Kindle, he said, ?We?re working hard to help customers find more moments each day to enjoy a great book. Integrating professional narration into our Kindle apps means you never have to put down a favorite book?start reading at home, get in the car and simply tap a button to continue listening without losing your place.?

Recently called as ?Amazon?s killer new app for books? by the Wall Street Journal, Amazon audio upgrades to Kindle books are available from Audible for as little as $0.99, with upgrades to bestsellers available for as little as $3.99.

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?We continue to hear from a growing number of Whispersync for Voice converts who tell us the innovation has profoundly changed the way they read?in fact, switching back and forth between reading and listening has become their preferred way of experiencing stories,? said Audible founder and CEO Donald Katz. ?And the feature has gotten easier and easier to use, as this exciting integration into Kindle apps attests.?

Professional narration is available for more than 45,000 Kindle books and growing?including popular best-sellers from an array of genres. Users can easily add professional narration to their favorite Kindle books with one click using Matchmaker (www.amazon.com/matchmaker).

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