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For any fiction (or non-fiction!) lovers with a boring commute

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Arroryn, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Not sure how many peeps have heard of this site, but I'm a happy customer with a credit a month, and it's certainly making the commute a little more varied...

    www.audible.co.uk (they have international sites too, but you need individual log-ins for each, which is a minor drawback).

    For the UK site you pay £7.99 per month, and get 1 download credit for any book they have available on the site (Audible is affiliated with Amazon, so the selection is quite large).

    Notable buys and bargains I've had recently were Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (which is a whopping £60-ish saving on the discounted Amazon price, never mind the RRP) and the Wizard's First Rule audio book. All unabridged, though it tells you on the site whether a title is unabridged or not.
     
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  2. jk2447

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    Thanks Arroryn. I find the only draw back with listening to audio books on trains is when something makes you laugh and people look at you like a weirdo :rolleyes::biggrin either that or when they look at you and wonder if you are listening to a power tape on self confidence or somethin ha ha Either way I've never cared what anyone thinks so thanks, I'll sign up to that.
     
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  3. Modey

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    Years ago I used to read books on the train when commuting, but the problem was if you got to a good bit in the book you didn't want to stop reading. :)

    Seems a little steep to me (per month, every month) but I guess it's cheaper than buying them normally. Another very cheap source of audio book CD's is your local library. The bigger libraries usually have a good selection and charge quite a small amount per book.
     
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  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    That's a fair point Modey, though I'm terrible at returning library anything, so the fine I end up paying on a few audio books, I may as well own 'em :biggrin

    For the ones like Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, the price isn't steep at all - in pretty much all cases, you're saving on the RRP of the audio book, and if you're not, you can buy it instead of using a credit. It's a winnnnnar in my eyes lol.
     
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  5. Arroryn
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    Hell, I've done that with normal books. Lost count of the times I sat there tittering at a Terry Pratchett book. Or crying at a different book, and people thinking I was having some kind of crisis. lol.
     
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