Booktrack adds a soundtrack to your reading(Read article summary)
Through the program, authors and readers make a playlist of music and sound effects for a novel.
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Would you want to hear a horseâ€™s neigh at the precise point it occurs in your novel or listen to the same song an author turned on when he or she was writing a particular passage?
Booktrack lets readers or authors create a playlist of sound effects or songs to accompany e-books. Those making a playlist can choose from 30,000 songs and noises.
â€śReading really hasn't changed since it started,â€ť Booktrack vice-president Jason Hovey told CBS. â€śWe bring music to something that needs a reinvention.â€ť
Music and sound effects stay in sync on Booktrack through a cursor that keeps the audio on track with a readerâ€™s pace.
So far soundtracks for titles such as Shakespeareâ€™s â€śRomeo and Juliet,â€ť the Sherlock Holmes story â€śThe Adventures of the Speckled Band,â€ť and Mark Twainâ€™s â€śThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finnâ€ť have been posted on the Booktrack site.
According to CBS, Booktrack will be releasing a program for schools in March.
However, not everyone feels that reading needs bells and whistles attached.