Streaming giant Spotify is expanding its foray into audiobooks, dropping nine new public domain classics narrated by celebrities including Hilary Swank and Forest Whitaker.The platform best known for music has been using podcasts to drive growth since 2019 and has just begun to support the selection of audiobooks.A Spotify spokesperson told AFP the launch was part of "Testing to improve our user experience
Some of the tests have ended up paving the way for our broader user experience, and others are only สล็อตออนไลน์ important learning," a Swedish company spokesperson said, without elaborating.In May 2020, Spotify released the audio version of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,” which is the first volume in the beloved series.Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the fictional wizard in the film, is one of the celebrities who read the script.And in August, the group began recruiting audiobook heads, a sign of its ambition in the Amazon-owned market.
There are nine books available: Mary Shelley's “Frankenstein” narrated by David Dobrik, the journal “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, American Slave,” read by Whitaker, and Jane Austen's “Persuasion” recorded by Cynthia Erivo Swank read. Kate Chopin's The AwakeninThe books are divided by chapters and chapters and are available for free worldwide. Because it is in the public domain, Spotify doesn't need to pay to license it before saving its version.The platform also uploaded a series of audio analysis "Sitting with the Classics" hosted by Harvard Literature Professor Glenda Carpio.