This article is from the Books FAQ, by Evelyn C. Leeper email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Duane Morse (duane@anasaz) suggests several sources (much of this is
Books on Tape
P.O. Box 7900
Newport Beach, CA 92658
To order: 1-800-626-3333
Comment: very large selection of unabridged books on tape. Rentals
available for just about everything in the catalog. Good readers.
270 Skipjack Rd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Comment: unabridged books on tape. Rentals available for just about
everything in the catalog. Not nearly as large a selection as Books on
Tape, but rentals are cheaper. Generally outstanding readers. Can be
ordered via their web site.
P.O. Box 6930
Auburn, CA 95604
To order: 1-800-231-4261
Comment: primarily abridged books on tape, but some poetry and plays;
readers usually professional actors or acting companies.
The Olivia and Hill Press
905 Olivia Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
To order: 1-313-663-0235
Foreign language tapes, primarily French, German, and Spanish, but some
Russian, including stuff for kids.
Reddings Audiobook Superstores
2302 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, Arizona 85257
To order: 1-800-REDDING
Comment: Produces nothing of its own, but rents and sells what they have
purchased from Recorded Books, Books on Tape, and others.
P. O. Box 1425
West Chester, PA 19380
Comment: Has some unabridged short stories on cassette under the label
"Active Books," notably some SF collections. Readers are average.
Blackstone Audio Books
P.O. Box 969
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Comment: lots of unabridged classics on tape. Narration is done in a
different style (less transparent) than some other companies.
301 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Audio Book Contractors
P.O. Box 40115
Washington D.C. 20016-0115
Some libraries have audio tapes available for loan as well.
The United States federal government also has a (free) program to
provide tapes to people who are blind or who cannot physically
manipulate a book. Contact the reference librarian in your public
library for information.
And now there are on-line sources, including such general (book)stores
as amazon.com. You can also rent from such specialized dealers such as
http://www.audiobook2.com. And lastly, there are companies specializing in
other fields (religion, self-help, etc.), but they are too numerous for
me to list here.