What is the difference between audio books, Talking Books and eBooks?
An audio book is a general term for a book that you listen to, usually narrated by a real person. Audio books are sometimes also called talking books (written with lower case t and b) or spoken word books. Downloadable audio books are electronic versions of audio books that can be read on a phone, computer, tablet or MP3 player.
Talking Books (with a capital T and B) is the name of an RNIB service that provides audio books on DAISY CD or USB stick, or as a digital download. We call this a Talking Book.
eBooks can be read using "text-to-speech". This is when computers and eBook readers read out the text on screen in synthetic speech.