Recorded books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library and infotainment markets. the company owns an exclusive catalog of thousands of audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. recorded books provides digital audiobooks and ebooks, as well as other compelling third-party content, including digital magazines and films, through its proprietary rbdigital gateway platform. the company operates in the united kingdom through its w.f. howes subsidiary and in australia through its wavesound subsidiary. recorded books was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in prince frederick, md.