Audible launched a Chinese audiobook section in the United States last year and the company has just implemented it in Canada. The Audible in Chinese catalogue at launch comprises over 650 audiobooks and audio dramas in Mandarin and will grow to include many more over the coming months. It primarily comprises of curated titles from the mysteries and thrillers, romances, classics, children’s titles categories. It also houses Chinese translations of popular English content, Chinese language learning materials and other categories, as well as helpful text and video guides for Chinese-speaking customers.
“Audible.ca currently offers content in several languages, and I am excited to extend our catalogue to include Chinese in such a dedicated way,” said Audible Executive Vice President and Publisher Beth Anderson. “For the first time, Chinese-speaking audible.ca customers can now explore and enjoy a diverse library of authentic content in their native tongue. Audible now offers the millions of Chinese speakers in Canada compelling listening experiences.”
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