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Anyone know of any really good ones? I need something to listen to on my ipod while I'm at work. I'd like to try something new but paying forty-plus dollars for one that I may not even like is a hard pill to swallow.

So, does anyone here listen to these? As not all books are on CD ofcourse.

So.. suggestions?

Grand Lodge

Paul Ackerman 70 wrote:

Anyone know of any really good ones? I need something to listen to on my ipod while I'm at work. I'd like to try something new but paying forty-plus dollars for one that I may not even like is a hard pill to swallow.

So, does anyone here listen to these? As not all books are on CD ofcourse.

So.. suggestions?

I'd check out Audible.com they've got a good selection of audio books and are compatible with the iPod (except the shuffle). They have a reasonable subscription that you can get 1 book a month for like 10 bucks a month. I had a subscription when I was working in a manufacturing job and could sit and listen to stuff.

Also the price was right so I didn't worry too much about trying new things.


If you don't mind about the book being actually on a cd as opposed to being an audio file, you could try looking at your public library. I know the one here has a big selection of audio books. Worth looking into, since books from the library are free :)


http://www.thoughtaudio.com/index.html
http://publicliterature.org/


Thanks a lot. I'll check that out.


http://www.audiorealms.com

These guys used to be on iTunes, but have since gone solo- their catalogue includes Moorcock's Elric, H.P. Lovecraft, Burroughs and Howard.
Each Novel or Collection comes in at $12 each as MP3 download. I've gotten a lot of these for my studio and find them great value.

Liberty's Edge

I've been doing the audiobook thing for a few years now, listening to them on my commute to and from work. I don't seem to have the time to just sit and read an honest-to-gawd book anymore.

Right now, I am listening to The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It's been interesting so far, but (as a father of two boys) a little hard on psyche.

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Andrew Betts wrote:
Paul Ackerman 70 wrote:

Anyone know of any really good ones? I need something to listen to on my ipod while I'm at work. I'd like to try something new but paying forty-plus dollars for one that I may not even like is a hard pill to swallow.

So, does anyone here listen to these? As not all books are on CD ofcourse.

So.. suggestions?

I'd check out Audible.com they've got a good selection of audio books and are compatible with the iPod (except the shuffle). They have a reasonable subscription that you can get 1 book a month for like 10 bucks a month. I had a subscription when I was working in a manufacturing job and could sit and listen to stuff.

Also the price was right so I didn't worry too much about trying new things.

I'd recommend audible as well. Audible.de has the same subscription-option.

Liberty's Edge

I really enjoyed the Dark Tower audiobooks. Your library probably has them, otherwise they are a bit pricy, but worth it. They are unabridged, so they will take a while to get through. Excellent for lunch breaks and long drives, or bus and metro commutes. Stay away from A Song of Fire and Ice--the voice actor's accent is so thick, and his reading so bland---just stay away.

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