Chat forum: Audio books, anyone?

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Imagesheryl
Jul 17, 2011 8:51 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
f you're looking for something to listen to while you're sweating your brains out in the garden - or afterwards with a glass of ice tea....

Audible.com is running a promotion where you sign up for 14 days for free - you get one credit, which enables you to buy one audio book. After that there's a monthly charge, you can cancel or pay 14.95 a month. It only makes sense if you buy books anyway. For my one free book, I got The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - I have wanted to read it but wasn't sure if I'd like it - everyone I know who has says it's terrific.

They do have a "paperback" sale going on right now (over 400 titles) for 5.95 or 8.95 apiece. Some are classics, some contemporary, lots of mystery and novels.

Here's the details:
Membership Plan Description:
AudibleListener® Gold 14-Day Trial Membership - Monthly: Special Promotion: FREE for 14 days, $14.95 a month thereafter.
Receive 1 credit each month.
Save 30% on all audiobooks purchased without credits.
Roll over up to 6 credits.
Get a free audio subscription to The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal.
Enjoy complimentary titles and samples on our Free for Members page.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jul 18, 2011 8:19 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
We've got an Audible account... it's a deal if you listen to many books, which we do. Thumbs up
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
lakesidecallas
Aug 2, 2011 5:37 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
What does the 1 credit do? Is each book a credit?

They're really pushing this, I even saw an ad on TV. I'm intrigued because we can put Audible on our Garmin GPS.

I'm pretty cheap when it comes to books, though, and $15 plus $9 for one book seems expensive.
Imagesheryl
Aug 2, 2011 10:18 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
So far, from what I've seen, yes - 1 book is one credit. So unless you order more, it comes out to about 14.95 to get a book each month.... which isn't much of a deal.
lakesidecallas
Aug 5, 2011 3:03 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Sometimes I miss working. Aw, not really- but I do miss the paycheck!
Imagesheryl
Aug 5, 2011 4:51 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I miss the structure. I'm not super good at motivating myself to move if I'm not in the mood.
ImageDonkeyJay
Sep 27, 2011 7:44 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
$15 bucks is a deal when you look at the price of most audio books. Unless you've got a well stocked library nearby.
I just finished listening to The Last of the Mohicans... what a ripping great story! I can well imagine how popular it would have been in the day before all our electronic distractions, gathered around the evening fire. Very florid language, exceedingly romantic view of... well... darn near everybody. Fun to drive to.

I've decided I'm going to catch up on my classics this way... the library has several I've always meant to read. I'm going to try getting Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court next. Thumbs up
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.

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