Introduced to the world of audio-books and cassette tapes through mobile library in my rural district, Baillieston, Jamaica. I had previously received as a gift, an Aiwa Walkman cassette player. It even had an equalizer.
Schools in rural areas were not serviced by libraries, so the Jamaica Library Service has a books on wheels program that visited school and provided much reading material, fiction, non-fiction, as well as Science Books and magazines. Students could borrow books and the mobile service would exchange, lend and pick up on a weekly schedule.