I’ve always liked the IDEA of listening to “audiobooks” but haven’t really done that, maybe something like it in the “old days” of the 80’s to early 90’s … anyhow, I do not OWN any.
So on an email list today someone mentioned http://www.audible.com and that they are having a sale on right now, on all audiobooks.
Get ready to save big at Audible’s $10.95 sale. Every audiobook on our site, regardless of price, is now just $10.95. No exceptions! Stock up on all your favorite mysteries, comedies, romances, classics, and more!
Sale ends October 4, 2005 @ 11:59 PM EDT.
It’s true! I have wanted to get something like a box set of some book on CD … this is better, in some ways. Sure it takes time, and you have to have the media to burn onto, and such, but it’s a way to get books audible more easily, like CD’s of music, you can buy them in stores and have full rights to them, online buying cuts that down. I can find nice CD’s used often enough, and things on sale … but BOOKS on CD are pricey, like Eragon and Eldest … so getting them for a lot less on audible.com in the first place is alright, and this sale is great … super great!
You can listen to part of what you are interested in there on the site. I heard an excerpt from Eragon read, and it was nice to hear someone else read it, and I followed it in my head nicely, and the pictures I’d made of it from when I read it the other week were right there to see in my mind. So I know I will like the audio book when I get it. I’ll get it from audible though, and save money, not to mention beable to get it in the first place. Not possible otherwise. Eldests is cheapest in box set at Costo, at $33 for the whole thing. I can get all three to download then, Eldest comes in TWO PARTS online, I can get all of the books on audio for that series for less than getting a set of Eldest only from Costco. The retail price on that set is $55, so see, way to much to consider buy books AND audiobooks full retail. :veryshocked: Eragon is not that expensive, I forget how much it is in B&N, for one … but it’s a 10.95 buy to have on PC or MAC and burn onto CD or whatever during this audible saletime. I can make graphic stuff to go on cases for CD’s, and can make a box for that matter as well. 🙂
Other fiction books will be nice to consider in this format in later months. It’s nice to hear things and just beable to imagine it all. Listen in the dark, or while in the van. I can’t read much in the van, I get too queasy in the front passenger seat. 🙁