Softball was cancelled tonight so I took the intellectual road over to the public library to renew my library card to be able to download audio books online and while I was there I picked up a few books on tape and CD.

Unfortunately my boom box decided to call it quits and I won't be able to listen to 'A Lesson Before Dying' by Ernest J. Gaines until I find another cassette player. Okay, I admit there is one in my car but my drive to work is 5 minutes, it would take me forever to get through a book. Hum, road trip?

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Comment by Ron Da Bomb on July 1, 2009 at 8:54am
They've got a pretty decent selection of audio books online. I find myself listening to books that I would probably never have checked out to read. I started listening to audio books as part of my motivation to exercise more. It makes me look forward to my daily workout.
Comment by akoolstik on July 1, 2009 at 11:49am
i recently finished tony hillerman's 'The Ghostway' on tape from cherry hills library. it was great.
Comment by bonnie on July 1, 2009 at 12:36pm
The online digital books can be hit or miss to download. Their software is, um, quirky. (don't know how the I-pod software compares) But, I too have found myself listening to books I wouldn't necessarily read, especially on road trips. Enjoy!
Comment by hettie on July 1, 2009 at 6:28pm
can someone explain how the 10 day checkout period works? if I've downloaded an audiobook to my ipod, does it stop working after 10 days if I haven't listened to it? I'm not really getting how this works.
Comment by Tricross on July 1, 2009 at 6:30pm
The big problem I have with audio books is that you can't highlight them.
Comment by Sí Serrano on July 1, 2009 at 7:04pm
I hope to figure out the downloading and get a new cd/cassette player, so far haven't listened to anything, it might be easier to read a book. I do enjoy a good bookmark.
Comment by bonnie on July 1, 2009 at 8:51pm
you can keep it on your mp3 player forever, but the software that you use to download it onto your computer erases it from the computer after that time. I usually just put the whole book onto the mp3 player. Like I said, the "overdrive" software to download the books is a bit spotty. I can download to my computer without problem, but sometimes have trouble uploading to the mp3 player. Not sure how the Ipod software compares.
Certainly it is not the same as reading, but I have enjoyed listening when I couldn't read a book. (driving, raking leaves, etc...)
Comment by Sí Serrano on July 1, 2009 at 9:24pm
Right On! Murder In the Museum by Simon Brett is now on my ipod. The OverDrive software said it transfered it to my ipod but I ended up having to point the itunes software to the file to get it to sync. One down and many more to go. Lovin' technology!
Comment by Braceman on July 4, 2009 at 1:36pm
Thanks for an excellent post. There are two diferent audo collections:A digital collection that requires that you download the Overdrive software (and the Adobe software for you who like the e-books)and that you download to your PC and then to your I-pod, MP-3 player where possible and an audio collection of audio books on CD and tape that you find when you visit any of the libraries and check out for three weeks. Items in the Overdrive digital collection can be checked out for ten days. Happy listening!!
Comment by Sí Serrano on July 6, 2009 at 1:50pm
Didn't have any problem getting the mp3 transfered to my ipod but I'm still not able to transfer the WMA files.

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