Audio Books

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 18:40
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Hi folks, my job requires long hours travelling. To pass the time (and to avoid talkback or pop radio stations), I listen to audio books borrowed from the library. For our planned retirement virgin trip around Oz, is there any facility to borrow audio books here and drop them off there? I have found several places to exchange reading books, what about talking book CD's? Any clues
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Reply By: Member - Tricky Dicky (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 19:02

Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 19:02
Hi Penycraig

i don't know where you can borrow any books we have downloaded some from the itunes store to our iphone/ipod and play them through the car radio. we found them to be very reasonable as well. hope this helps.
have a good retirement trip we might see you on the way around

Dick
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Follow Up By: penycraig - Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 20:12

Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 20:12
Thanks Dick, that is probably the way to go. Co-incidentally, my name is also Dick!!! (from Bathurst)
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 19:57

Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 19:57
Hi Penycraig
I go to my local library and take out audio books then put them on itunes on the computer then download them to my ipod and play them on the car radio. The ipod with audiobooks is great for air travel.
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Follow Up By: penycraig - Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 20:13

Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 20:13
Thats a thought, thanks Pinko
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Reply By: sassenach.girl - Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 20:29

Thursday, Jul 08, 2010 at 20:29
We download audio books for the kids off many free websites. Google.com will be your friend ... just do a few searches and you will find loads of free audio books for download!
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Reply By: Member - Robert W (SA) - Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 09:09

Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 09:09
When we travelled around WA last year, we temporarily joined Kunnunurra and Newman libraries and borrowed audio books, but had to pay a deposit in some cases. If you drop the books off at other libraries in the same state, they will be sent back to the original library, although you are responsible for them until they reach the original library.
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Reply By: Member - Richard C (ACT) - Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 18:18

Saturday, Jul 10, 2010 at 18:18
Hi
i have been looking in to this very thing.

Many of the libraries allow you to download audio books.

You have to install some software but can put the books on an IPOD nano.touch etc. - call Overdrive Media Console

Could also put them on a PDA I reckon.

The range is not great yet but still some very good reading/listening.

I have also bought some from the various sites on the WEB but they are getting expensive - $20+ for recent releases but there are some sites you can sign up for around $7.00 a book but it is via a subscription.

I reckon the audio books are great .

One thing I have found if your IPOD is formated via a MAC then you are a bit limited as you can't move the WMA files across (using the Overdrive). If formated in a windows environment initially you can use the Overdrive to move WMA files to your IPOD.

Hope all that makes sense.

Richard
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