- A story of a son who tries to find a boyfriend or a husband for his single mother
- Divya said, audiobook is a big opportunity and we are witnessing a behaviour change in people
- Divya Prakash Dubey is one of the bestselling authors whose books have constantly featured in the Nielsen Jagran Bestseller Hindi lists
New Delhi11/7/21:: Ibnebatuti, an audiobook by author Divya Prakash Dubey, is a story of a son who tries to find a boyfriend or a husband for his single mother. Raghav, the son realizes that the task is not as simple as it seems. Narrated by Divya himself it is a story of a missing relationship that has all the unfinished things, letters, talks, meetings, feelings, thoughts, and people.
The story of Ibnebatuti in its initial stage was about a father and daughter, but later, Divya changed it to a mother and son centric story. Divya said that a man marrying twice or thrice is not much talked about in our society, but a woman marrying twice becomes the center of everyone’s discussion. So, Divya wanted to talk about it through this story.
Speaking on his narration experience for Storytel, Divya said that it is not as simple as talking which people think. Every bit of sound is captured in the mike of a recording studio, and so a narrator requires giving the correct emotion, pronunciation, and clarity while recording.
Speaking on the space of an audiobook in a writers’ life, Divya cited the benefits of audiobooks and said that it is a great source of learning; in fact, every time he is stuck in traffic, he tries to spend the time listening to something in form of an audiobook.
Further, he said that audiobook is a big opportunity and we are witnessing a behaviour change in people, which will be more visible in the coming future, that how people consume knowledge and information. Also, due to the addictive nature of mobile phones and similar devices, people spend more and more time on them which results in eye fatigue; and here audiobooks come to the rescue.
Giving an example from his personal life, he talks about his mother whose eyesight is not as strong, so Divya’s sister made her listen to the audiobook of Ibnebatuti, which she completed in just two days. So, this became Divya’s first book which his mother completed, and that too through the medium of an audiobook.
The sample episode can be listened to at the following link:
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUDIOBOOK:
Publisher: Storyside IN
Length: 3H 51Min
With his depth in understanding of human relations and youth, Divya Prakash Dubey has also pioneered being a storyteller of love and relationship. Sample of his audiobooks on romance October Junction and Tumhara Main could be listened to in the following link:
About the author:
Divya Prakash Dubey is India’s first of now many ‘Hinglish’ writers. Humorous down to his very core, and equally deep in his thoughts. His unique view on life and relations makes him an expert storyteller of the popular genre, and these views have been formed by closely observing life from small towns to big Corporate organizations of the country.
His three published books have all been bestsellers – Two collections of Short Stories – “Terms and Conditions Apply” and “Masala Chai” and 2 Novels “Musafir Cafe” and“October Junction”, which has started changing the aspect of youth towards life. He also has few poems, short stories, and screenplays to his credit.
He is the first person to present a TedX talk in Hindi. Divya Prakash Dubey is a rare gem in the world of Hindi Popular writing and is taking both his storytelling and the common popular Hinglish language to new levels of acceptability and vernacular usage, with his interesting one-liners and captivating imagination.
About Storytel India
Storytel is an audiobook and ebook app streaming service launched in India on 27th Nov 2017. The company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and currently present in 25 markets across the globe. In India, the app currently hosts more than 2 lac+ audiobooks and ebooks across 12 languages namely English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati & Kannada. Its vision is to make the world a more empathetic place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere and anytime
- Storytel Unlimited: There is a subscription fee of Rs 299. Under a monthly subscription, the subscriber gets access to unlimited stories in 12 languages (English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Gujarati).
- Storytel Select: There is a subscription fee of Rs 149. The subscriber gets access to unlimited stories in 11 languages (Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Odia, Kannada, and Gujarati).
Storytel is one of the world’s largest subscribed audiobook and ebook streaming services and offers listening and reading of more than 500 000 titles on a global scale. Our vision is to make the world a more empathetic and creative place with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere, and anytime. Storytel’s streaming business is conducted under the brands Storytel and Mofibo. Storytel’s publishing business area is carried out through the audiobook publisher StorySide and acclaimed Nordic publishing houses such as Norstedts, People’s, and Gummerus. Storytel operates in over 20 markets around the globe and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.