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Audible Dramatically Increases Science Coverage.

WAYNE, N.J. and WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 22, 1999--

Science News, The Weekly Newsmagazine of Science, Now Available

in Audio for Download and Mobile Playback at Audible.com

Audible, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADBL) and Science News announced today that Science News content is now available in digital, spoken-word format through www.audible.com(TM). Audible's Web site offers premium spoken audio for playback on personal computers and AudibleReady(TM) mobile devices. Science News offers timely coverage of trends and the latest research being done in medicine, biology, astronomy, physics, chemistry, mathematics and the behavioral sciences.

The Audible Science News can be automatically delivered to listeners' PCs via Audible's innovative subscription service. Fans of the magazine can regularly receive each audio program and take it away from their PCs on AudibleReady(TM) mobile devices for listening when their eyes are busy but their minds are free.

Audible Science News rounds out the prestigious science offerings available at audible.com, such as NPR's Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, audiobooks by Daniel J. Boorstin, Rachel Carson, Stephen Hawking, Richard Feynman, Stephen Jay Gould, and more, as well as a host of academic lectures from leading professors at top-ranked colleges and universities.

"Science News is recognized as a highly credible, well-written science publication. For more than seventy-five years, Science News has been providing first-rate science reportage that you don't need a doctorate in molecular biology to understand," stated John Barth, senior director of original programming for Audible, Inc. "This is a welcome addition to the growing collection of top quality content providers at audible.com."

"The Audible Science News is the result of Audible's ability to deliver great audio over the Internet and the commitment of Science News to promote the public's interest in science," said Julie Ann Miller, editor of Science News. "We are pleased to expand the audience of Science News by reaching out through this new avenue of distribution."

About Audible

Audible is one of the Internet's largest and most diverse providers of premium spoken-audio content for playback on personal computers and AudibleReady(TM) mobile devices. Audible allows customers to take better advantage of their commute, travel and desktop computer time by delivering premium information and entertainment when their eyes are busy but their minds are free. Audible's content partners include leading audio book publishers, broadcasters, magazine and newspaper publishers, business information providers, and educational and cultural institutions. Visitors to www.audible.com (TM) can browse, sample, purchase, subscribe to, schedule and download more than 18,000 hours of audio content. The company's technology partners include AT&T Corp., Casio Inc., Compaq Computer Corporation, Creative Labs Inc., Diamond Multimedia Systems Inc., Everex Systems Inc., The Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, Philips Electronics N.V., and RealNetworks, Inc.

About Science News

Since 1922, Science News has provided concise, accurate, lively accounts of scientific research. Written for nonscientists by a staff of specialized reporters, it is read by scientists and science enthusiasts. The 16-page weekly magazine is published by Science Service, a nonprofit corporation in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.sciencenews.org.

www.audible.com and AudibleReady are trademarks of Audible, Inc. Science News is the trademark of Science Service.
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