[bct] Re: MP3 books

  • From: "Maria" <malyn87@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 00:32:24 -0500

MessageHi Neal,

Yeah, I'm right there with you.  Lynne and I are often on the go and don't 
always have time to read at home.  So we transfer our books to CDs and take 
them with us wherever we go.  Of course, now that I've got the WS320M, I've 
been transferring books from audiobooks.com to it and love it as well.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Neal Ewers 
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 12:01 PM
  Subject: [bct] Re: MP3 books

  While I realize that audible.com has proprietary books, one can, however,  
convert them to CD.  I know, this is an extra step, but it is very legal 
because they make it possible in their software.  I wanted to get a book player 
for my wife, but she would rather listen to them on CD.  So, I simply make CDs 
for her of the books she wants to read.  What's nice is that the CDs are 
sectioned into 10 or 15 minute sections so that if you need to find your place, 
it's relatively easy to do.  Of course, it's not as easy as the book port, but 
$400 for a second book port, as much as I like it, was a bit too much to spend. 
 And if you use re-recordable CDs, you don't have to fork out extra money for 
more and more CDs.  Of course, re-recordable cds take longer to burn, but so 
far, it seems to work OK.


  -----Original Message-----
  From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mary Emerson
  Sent: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 10:52 AM
  To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [bct] Re: MP3 books


    I opted not to sign up with Audible also because I don't want to deal with 
proprietary formats. I wish audiobooks.com had more MP3 books; the few I got 
are quite good; you buy them and then get a pointer to their download area. I 
haven't seen them expand very much though. Maybe if they started a subscription 
service, they could grow a bit more. And here I speak when i've got talking 
books waiting to be listened to.


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