Press release

26 September 2011

Red Dwarf Audiobook now available on the PURE Lounge

Listen to ‘The Man in the Rubber Mask’ on PURE radios

London, UK, 26th September 2011: PURE – the world leading radio maker – has teamed up with cult Red Dwarf actor, Robert Llewellyn, and Audioboo, the audio mobile and web platform, to make an audio version of his book, ‘The Man in the Rubber Mask’. The audiobook will be available through PURE’s internet-connected digital radios and the PURE Lounge website, as well as online through Robert Llewellyn’s dedicated Audioboo channel.

Robert Llewellyn is using Audioboo to record each chapter of the book, which tells the story of the life changing years he spent playing the mechanoid, Kryten, in BBC’s Red Dwarf. Each chapter will be available for fans to listen to on PURE internet radios and the PURE Lounge or Audioboo websites for a limited period of time. The first chapters are available to listen to now and fans will be able to purchase the whole audiobook from the Audioboo website after the promotion has ended.

Says Robert Llewellyn: “There’s only one way to improve the intellectual pleasures of reading, and that’s by removing the actual reading. The radio is an ideal medium for listening to audiobooks and I am particularly pleased to be working with leading radio manufacturer PURE, to deliver The Man in the Rubber Mask to people who would like all the pleasure of reading my book but without the actual reading.”

Audioboo Editor Kate Arkless Gray added: “Robert has a fantastic story to tell about the years he spent working on Red Dwarf, and we’re delighted to be able to provide a platform for him to share it with his fans online. Digital radio and online networks such as Audioboo are paving the way for a new generation of audiobooks, giving writers the chance to reach a wider community of listeners and interact directly with their audiences.”

PURE will also be giving away two internet radios and a Red Dwarf DVD Box Set all signed by Robert Llewellyn on its new Facebook page – www.facebook.com/pure.

For more information, please visit https://new.thelounge.com/uk/feature/man-in-the-rubber-mask or https://audioboo.fm/channel/rubbermask and to have a chance to win a signed radio or the Red Dwarf DVD Box Set, please visit www.facebook.com/pure

ENDS

About Audioboo
Audioboo is a mobile and web platform that effortlessly allows you to record and upload audio for friends, broadcast, customers, colleagues or the rest of the world to hear.

Launched in March 2009, Audioboo allows users to easily record almost unlimited amounts of audio. They can add a photo, a title and tags and then upload it to Audioboo.fm, complete with biographical and geographical information on where and when it was recorded. It can be used anytime, anywhere and can be integrated with Facebook and Twitter.

Audioboo was named as #1 smart phone app by the UK’s PC Professional magazine in 2010 and featured in the SMARTA 100 new business awards for 2010.

Audioboo users include The Guardian, Sky News Radio, Al Jazeera, The FT, British Library, Royal Opera House, BBC, the British Army, and a host of famous voices including Stephen Fry.

About PURE
PURE is the world’s leading manufacturer of broadcast and internet-connected digital radios, the number one supplier of digital radios in Europe and the creator of the EVOKE-1S, the world’s most popular and iconic digital radio. PURE radios increasingly support all the broadcast standards in the DAB family used across all key markets in Europe and beyond. PURE is also leading the way in internet-connected radios based on its Flow technology and the PURE Lounge portal (www.thelounge.com). Designed and engineered in the UK, all of PURE’s products are manufactured with the environment in mind and at ethically audited facilities. PURE is a division of Imagination Technologies Group plc. See www.pure.com.

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