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Sun Jul 15, 2018, 10:41 PM

To those that listen to audiobooks

Is there a preferred app you use, or do you get physical copies on cd at your local library? I was considering checking out audiobooks now that Iím such a podcast nerd Iím more used to listening to more than music!

Thanks in advance.

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Reply To those that listen to audiobooks (Original post)
PoorMonger Jul 2018 OP
Trueblue Texan Jul 2018 #1
DUgosh Jul 2018 #2
Phentex Jul 2018 #9
Kilgore Jul 2018 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2018 #4
Basic LA Jul 2018 #5
shenmue Jul 2018 #6
hermetic Jul 2018 #7
northoftheborder Jul 2018 #8
PoorMonger Jul 2018 #10

Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 10:48 PM

1. audible.com

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:12 PM

2. Overdrive

You can use it to download books from your library

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Response to DUgosh (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 01:59 PM

9. Same here. I keep a wish list going...

and rarely run out of something to listen to.

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:20 PM

3. Audible

Absolutely love it.

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Sun Jul 15, 2018, 11:55 PM

4. I only listen to books while on long drives.

I check out physical books on DVD from my library.

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 01:40 AM

5. Apple iTunes page.

It's the only way I know, & for me it's great.

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 02:26 AM

6. Audible

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 05:45 PM

7. Been getting CDs

from the library for several years. Listen to them on my boombox.

Recently discovered Overdrive at the library which I love/hate. My library has very limited selection of books I am interested in. Only one person at a time can checkout/hear, which seems lame to me. If you have to stop midchapter it can be really difficult to get back to your exact spot, on my computer anyway. This has been the cause of many cuss words emanating from my home. But I'm still using it.

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Response to hermetic (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 16, 2018, 07:00 PM

8. I use Audible now.

Years ago when I was driving a lot I checked out tapes and CD's at the library - until I had listened to all of them I was interested in. My library now has downloadable books for free for 2 weeks, but, again, not many I really care for, and anything good is on a long waiting list, (I mean, like, months).

I have tried Amazon's Audiobooks, but can't get it to work on my IPad or IPhone either.

Audible has a terrific inventory. I haven't found them to not have anything I was looking for. Plus, they have free "channels" with news, various comedy podcasts, etc.. And, you can return for credit books you do not like, which I have done several times. Also, they have regular sales with books for less than $5.

I started using AppleItunes to download books first, before joining Audible. I think they are more expensive than Audible, if you listen a lot.

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Response to PoorMonger (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 08:47 PM

10. Thanks for the responses

I am going to try Audible ( because I already have Prime) but I donít know that it will take much of my reading time away because I do so love the physical library and itís free.

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