Chat forum: Book tapes/CDs

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lakesidecallas
Jul 2, 2011 10:10 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I have a CD player that I can play audio book CDs on, but it's a little cumbersome while out walking. Does anyone else have something else that audiobooks can be played on? I'm afraid technology has left me behind, and I'm out of date as far as mp3 players and ithings.
I saw a deal on this Sony mp3 walkman thing, but I don't know if you can get books to work on that.
http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/sony-e-series-walkman/4505-6490_7-33770120.html

Thanks for any advice!
Imagesheryl
Jul 3, 2011 3:47 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I'm afraid I'm all about Mac at this point. You can get the smallest of the iPod series (a 'Shuffle') for about $50, and shouldn't have any problem with the audiobooks, but I would check to make sure. http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle/ - they have an 800 number you can call with questions before you purchase anything. If you go up as far as the iTouch (like an iPhone without the phone part) you can read off of it, as well as hear a book.... you're looking at about $150+ at that point.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jul 3, 2011 7:11 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
I think the Shuffle might just shuffle the book.
Here's a compatibility page from Audible.com... they don't use mp3 technology, so you'd have to find out if the little Sony is .aa compatible.

http://audible.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2843/kw/...

There is also a customer service number on the Audible site you could call.

I haven't tried loading any of my Audible books on my Kindle or Nook, but it does look like that should work w/the Kindle...
http://audible.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3901/kw/...
and currently you can get the wifi version for $114

Won't work w/the Nook...
http://audible.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4053/kw/...

The iPod nano is currently $149 for 8 GB & it's tiny, & clips on. I listen to my books on a slightly older version of the nano & it's great. Completely Audible compatible.

Unfortunately I was unable to access Sony's Walkman page to review the specifications for the model, so I can't tell you if it's compatible w/Audible formatting.
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lakesidecallas
Jul 4, 2011 3:51 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Thanks to you both. We thought we could get the Sony for free with our Sony points, but it turned out we had to purchase it, so it's a no deal for now. Guess it's back to counting my steps as I walk... Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagesheryl
Jul 4, 2011 6:34 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
LOL! And talking to the dog.
lakesidecallas
Jul 4, 2011 9:41 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I haven't been taking the dogs on my walks, either they pull every which way, or bark and lunge at cars, or it's too hot... Just me and my own little thoughts!
Imagesheryl
Jul 5, 2011 9:54 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I highly recommend those "nose collars" for pullers -they work like magic.

Boy do I understand "hot".
ImageDonkeyJay
Jul 5, 2011 10:03 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Hate doing anything in the hot. Thumbs down
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lakesidecallas
Jul 5, 2011 10:42 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Yeah- add 90+ temps, high humidity, and a hot flash- UGH!!!
ImageLaVonne
Jul 5, 2011 10:48 AM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

Jay that is one large root veg. What is it?
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BookerC1
Jul 5, 2011 12:27 PM CST
Name: Angie
Mackinaw, IL
My sister has a Nano, and listens to audio books on it all the time. She is able to check them out from her library and put them on her Nano. I keep wondering how that works. How would you return it? I know on my Nook, I have access to a library e-book for 2 weeks, and then it is no longer accessible. Maybe the audio books are the same way.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jul 5, 2011 12:46 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
LaVonne wrote:Jay that is one large root veg. What is it?


It's my home defense rutabaga. Big Grin And it made several delicious meals. I've still got to get this year's planted... I'm working on the bed now. Hopefully by this weekend I'll get them in, along w/beets & carrots for this fall, winter.

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ImageLaVonne
Jul 5, 2011 2:29 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

I net it did make a few meals....good luck on your fall/winter garden
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ImageDonkeyJay
Jul 5, 2011 2:50 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Thanks! Big Grin
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lakesidecallas
Jul 6, 2011 10:47 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Probably the same as the library ebook, but I'm guessing. I'm hoping DH will buy the ipod or whatever, I like to save my money for plants! lol
Imagesheryl
Jul 6, 2011 8:06 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
You got your priorities straight, lol!

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