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Several years ago, I tried it. Didn't like it much the first time.

But since the second time, I have been addicted.

It's not always great or even good, but still I keep doing it.

And once in a while, you get another great one...

Can't do this at work or while on the computer...

I do it most often when I am alone, but have with others...

 

 

Audio Books.

I love to read. An avid reader, so many genres. (Got bookcases of paper and hardback favorites I read then reread. Doesn't make it on the book cases unless I would reread it....otherwise I trade them out).

 

But often don't have time for that simplest of pleasures.

Originally I used to listen to them when I drove long distances.

Now I listen to them around town....I get to a good part of the book and I have to drive around the block so I can hear it or sit in my car a few extra minutes when I arrive somewhere... :(

 

The book I am listening to now is by Dean Koontz and is funny and creepy at the same time. It is intriguing. First time I've read/listened to him. Will choose another....

 

SO the questions ......tch_listenbook.gif

 

1) Does anyone else feel the same way about these things?

 

2) First there was cassette, now cd. I am considering another format, downloadable material. But not sure what kind of player to get. Any suggestions what to get or AVOID?

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I used to have a subscription at audible.com, probably two or so years ago. They have a good selection but it would almost take me longer to listen to a book than to just read it, and I wouldn't absorb it as well.

 

Now when I drive I mostly just stick to NPR. Truth is stranger than fiction anyway, right?

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MP3 players are nice, my wife got me one last year.

I have a tape input jack on my car radio

and an FM transmitter to pipe it to a portable radio for relaxing on the porch,

and headphones for walking.

 

I love to listen to Old Time Radio shows.

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I bought David Sedaris' collection of books through iTunes, and I love them. I'm not a huge fan of other audiobooks where the characters are acted out and such.

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I love to listen to Old Time Radio shows.
I grew up on old radio programs on AFRS in Germany (I'm not an army brat, just a regular one) and now listen to the same ones on XM radio at work. Shadow, Dragnet, Abbott and Costello....Love it! I don't have XM in car or home, only at work on a borrowed receiver (I pay the subscription).

 

I used to have a subscription at audible.com, probably two or so years ago. They have a good selection but it would almost take me longer to listen to a book than to just read it, and I wouldn't absorb it as well.

 

When you are driving for hours, alone in a car, its easy to get sleepy and have that head bob thing going. Listening to someone read me a story keeps me alert, awake and interested. The drive becomes easier and actually seems faster.

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That's why I bought my satellite radio for my truck (Sirius). My parents got me hooked on The Shadow, The Green Hornet, etc. so that channel is one that I usually check out first. You can get tapes of the old radio shows at Cracker Barrel restaraunts.

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