Style/Specific types of releases/Audiobook

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An audiobook is a book read by one or more narrators.

Release Title

The release title should be the title of the audiobook. The usual guidelines for release titles apply.

Release Artist

The release artist should be the author(s) of the book being read, followed by a join phrase such as "read by" or "narrated by", followed by the narrator or principle voice actors. When in doubt about which actors to include in the title, follow the credits on the release cover.

In the rare case that the narrator is also the author of the book, simply use their name for the release artist.

Track Title

Tracks titles should be based on the following guidelines:

Releases split into chapters

If the release has tracks based on chapter boundaries, then each track should be named:

  • Chapter X: "Chapter Title" if the track contains a complete chapter.
  • Chapter X: "Chapter Title", Part X if a single chapter is split over multiple tracks.
  • Chapters X-Y if a multiple chapters are contained in a single track.

If chapter names aren't listed on the release, attempt to find them on the internet. Many books have chapter listings online that can be used for this purpose.

Releases with no chapters

Any release which doesn't split tracks based on chapter boundaries should have tracks named Part X.

Releases containing multiple books

Releases which contain several books should have the book name added to each beginning of each track title:

  • "Book Title", Chapter X: "Chapter Title", Part X
  • "Book Title", Chapter X: "Chapter Title"
  • "Book Title", Chapter X-Y
  • "Book Title", Part X