Originally Posted by BornToFly
audio books on my ipod, never thought of that. does it cost money to download audiobooks?
It depends on if you're doing it legally or not. I'm not so scrupulous. However, I'm sure that 3FC likely don't appreciate advocating anything that might be considered illegal so *zip*.
That said, there are
ways to download audio books that are perfectly legal. There is a site called Audible www.audible.com
(I used to use them) that offers a few different packages for book downloads. If you buy an audio book on CD, it's about $50 usually--which is a LOT of money! Audible costs anywhere from $8-$12 per book (depending on which "package" you purchase), which is a lot more reasonable. They have a great selection, too. I used to use Audible, stick the books on my old Mp3 player and listen to them in the car. When I got my iPod, I started listening to audio books ALL the time. Another option is to go to your local library and take out some audio books on CD. If your library doesn't have the one you want, they'll often order it for you from a different library. You can stick the discs into your CD drive on your PC and iTunes can pull the audio tracks off of the CDs, so you can put the files onto your iPod that way,too. It's time consuming, but it's free!
I've listened to:
-- The Hobbit
-- The Diamond Age, or a Young Ladies' Illustrated Primer
-- Most of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time books
-- The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede
-- Ursula K. Leguin's Earthsea series
-- All of Stephen King's Dark Tower
-- The Mallorean and Bellgariad books by David and Leigh Eddings
-- All of the Harry Potter books
etc. I like fantasy-esque books