Lets imagine a person wants to buy one or more books. In the past there was only one possibility : to buy the printed version of them. Today there is another alternative, to buy it as an audio book.
But that person has not finished the important decisions already. After deciding to buy it as an audio book, he has to decide if he wants to download audio books or buying the audio book on cd or tape.
Which are the benefits and drawbacks of buying the audio book on cd?
The size of audio book files is rather big so they can be difficult to download if you don't have a good internet connection. This is a big issue in some parts of the world, even in the XXI century! So receiving the audio book on cd by mail can be the best alternative.
However, an audio book on cd is usually more expensive then to download audio books, as they are physical goods that need to be packaged, send by plane in some cases, etc.
On the other hand, if you have a good internet connection you can download audio books and have them in a few minutes in your PC, and then decide what to do with them. Perhaps you can burn them to a cd, or maybe you prefer to copy them to your MP3 player or Ipod.
So, depending on the case, you would decide between the two alternatives to enjoy your favorite audio book titles.
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