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  1. #1
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    Default audio books resources?

    so i have had it with my commute! i only have to drive about 20 miles, but it sometimes takes well over an hour in ATL traffic. my new year's resolution was to try to get positive results from negative experiences- so, instead of fuming the whole way to/from work about how no one can drive and critiquing the work of GA DOT- i have decided to do something positive for myself and invest in some audio books.

    does anyone have a good resource for audio books on cd? or used ones? is there a resource out there to rent them or get them on loan?

    i checked local library and they really only have little kid ones.
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    1/2 priced books or amazon for used books.
    I love the scarpetta books and evanovich --"plum series".

    Depends on how much time I am in the car or truck....
    currently listening to the bible, my church is reading the bible in 90 days....I am behind in my reading but enjoying listening to the bible at my own pace. I am a third of the way through --50 cds til i am finished!!!



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    You can download free recorded books online, but they are usually pretty old so that the copyright has expired.
    Try
    Gutenberg.org and librivox.org
    and there is this one.

    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/20-best...-free-e-books/
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    Are you actually in the Atlanta library system? If so, it looks like they do have some audiobooks, though not a huge collection, maybe 100 or 150 or so fiction titles--but they have downloadable books too, if you have an MP3 player or iPod. They also have something called Playaways, which are pre-loaded audiobook devices. Looks like they have several hundred titles in those, which is probably why they're cutting down on CDs.

    As someone else said, many sites let you download items for free if they're in the public domain. I haven't looked at all of these, and some are probably just for downloading to listening devices rather than burning to CD, but it's a start anyway.
    http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/library/
    http://books.google.com/ebooks
    http://manybooks.net//
    http://ncdigital.lib.overdrive.com/1...Collection.htm
    http://www.baen.com/library/
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Free-eBooks/379001668/
    http://www.free-ebooks.net/
    http://www.gutenberg.org/
    http://www.kobobooks.com/lists/freeebooks
    http://www.scribd.com/
    http://www.smashwords.com/
    http://www.wattpad.com/
    http://ncdigital.lib.overdrive.com/1...Collection.htm


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    I have a friend who swears her life has been changed by www.audible.com

    Looks like $7.50/month or something.

    Maybe you should check it out?



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    My sister is also an audible subscriber.

    But seriously, you should look into the wide world of podcasts. Thousands of hours of great, entertaining stuff for free.

    Your library may have a better selection of audiobooks at another branch. Search the catalog, or talk to a librarian, to see if other branches have a better selection. Most decent library systems will deliver materials from other branches to your local branch for pickup.
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    I went to get some on iTunes and almost died. STAY AWAY from there if you have a weak heart. I had a long ass drive, eight plus hours, and figured that would be the way to go because I love love love audio books.

    My library system sucked for any.

    I listened to music and talked to the dogs. Longest road trip ever. Will check out these options, gracias for those who did the Googling for me.
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    Lots of people on DogShowStuff (http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/D...guid=263967348) sell their audiobooks when they're done with them. Many loooong trips driving to dog shows got me into listening to audiobooks, so now I listen to them on the way to and from the barn.

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    Lots of used book stores sell audiobooks also. And Cracker Barrel rents audiobooks cheap, and you can return them to any other Cracker Barrel location. Playaways are good, but you have to have a way to broadcast them in your car since they use earbuds (for hygienic reasons you should get your own earplugs for them), but I imagine you can use a set of speakers for them also. And Amazon and other online sellers usually have audiobooks for a good price also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanM View Post
    Lots of used book stores sell audiobooks also. And Cracker Barrel rents audiobooks cheap, and you can return them to any other Cracker Barrel location. Playaways are good, but you have to have a way to broadcast them in your car since they use earbuds (for hygienic reasons you should get your own earplugs for them), but I imagine you can use a set of speakers for them also. And Amazon and other online sellers usually have audiobooks for a good price also.
    Anything you use with head phones you can plug those small speakers into.

    Also, you can get on the cheap those small transmitters that put your portable device on your car radio. The quality might vary though.

    but first check the library. Always.

    The you can also check the thrift stores around you.
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