Recently, we've been seeing quite a few new products based around a similar concept: audio-based articles. The latest one, Medium Audio Stories, was just introduced as part of Medium's paid membership offering (and it looks pretty awesome).
Listening to audiobooks has clearly caught on, but is the shorter-form audio-based article format something people want?
You can listen to articles with Pocket Listen, listen to Medium articles (for free), or listen to startup focused Medium articles with this app. Other approaches include human-narration, a reading/listening hybrid, and hiring a TaskRabbit to read your Twitter timeline bedside, every night.