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Free Audio Books
« on: December 25, 2005, 09:56:50 PM »
« Last Edit: December 25, 2005, 09:58:42 PM by mouser »

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Re: Free Audio Books
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2005, 08:39:11 AM »
Well, the site design really sucks  :down:, but it's a very cool idea  :Thmbsup: and it looks like they've got a lot of great content with a lot of it free. The paid options look pretty good too  - with all of them available for $120.00 on 6 DVDs, that's a killer deal.

I've got a GDT customer that's bought it 3x that might like that site (he's a music professor & doesn't need GDT, but really likes it for listening to audio books). I'm going to have to email him about it.

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Re: Free Audio Books
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2005, 10:02:03 AM »
I like the idea.  I used to pay a lot of money to listen to books from Recorded Books and Books On Tape when I had sixty-minute commutes.

One question - anybody have enough experience with this site to comment on the overall quality of the narration?  Some narrators can make a book, some can break it.  I'm guessing these are something less than professional quality.
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Re: Free Audio Books
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2005, 10:55:38 AM »
note that these are not normal modern audio books; i think most are older public domain, and some independent narrated book (which actually could be quite interesting).  if you like newer released audio books you should also check out www.audible.com.

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Re: Free Audio Books
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2005, 07:53:17 PM »
hi there,

there is also Project Gutenberg's Audio eBooks which is a repository for older books that is not protected by copyrights, for those who enjoy classics...