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audio book resources?

I am going to start a new commute and I'll be in the car more than I've been in the past.  I'd like to use it for reading time.  Do you ladies have any suggestions about how to get inexpensive audio books (other than the library) my library has a crappy selection.  I have access to CDs or MP3s on my Ipod.  TIA!
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Re: audio book resources?

  • Audible.com has a great selection. If you get a subscription the prices seem decent. Fortunately my library has a great selection and I can request books from other branches, so that helps.

    Also, librivox provides free audio books from the public domain. So if you're OK with classics, that's a good choice. I've only ever played them from my computer but I think you can download the mp3s, too. Booksshouldbefree and a few other sites definitely do classic audio downloads. Just do a Google search for "free audio books" and you'll get a few sites.

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  • I used to use simplyaudiobooks.com which is like Netflix but for audiobooks.  I did the one book at a time, unlimited rentals a month for something like $18 a month.  The plus for me over audible was that I could get multiple books a month for cheaper and I didn't care about owning them.

    Also, I know you said your library has a bad selection but you might check to see if they participate in some type of online audio club. I finally cancelled simplyaudiobooks because my library joined this online audiobook service through Overdrive. The group my library belongs to is a group of Iowa libraries but I'd guess many libraries have something like this.

    Here's a link to Overdrive's site where you can enter your zip and find your library. I think it should tell you if any local ones are members.

    http://search.overdrive.com/ 

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    I used to use simplyaudiobooks.com which is like Netflix but for audiobooks.  I did the one book at a time, unlimited rentals a month for something like $18 a month.  The plus for me over audible was that I could get multiple books a month for cheaper and I didn't care about owning them.

    Also, I know you said your library has a bad selection but you might check to see if they participate in some type of online audio club. I finally cancelled simplyaudiobooks because my library joined this online audiobook service through Overdrive. The group my library belongs to is a group of Iowa libraries but I'd guess many libraries have something like this.

    Here's a link to Overdrive's site where you can enter your zip and find your library. I think it should tell you if any local ones are members.

    http://search.overdrive.com/ 

    I'm so excited!  My library does participate in this!  It must be new.  Thanks!

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  • Jen748Jen748 member
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    Are you talking about Mid Continent's selction or KC's? Because if you haven't checked out KC's selection you should. And if you are you within KC limits? If so, you can get access to the KC Public Library and they seem to have a decent selection of audio books.
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