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Subject: Does anyone use audio cassettes anymore?
Date Posted: 1/3/2008 7:33 PM ET
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Just wondering if anyone is requesting your audio cassettes on your bookshelves,  or have they become obsolete?

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 8:14 PM ET
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I still order a few, and those have been requested by others as well after they've been reposted.

Date Posted: 1/5/2008 9:10 PM ET
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I just posted all of the books in the Harry Potter series in unabridged audio tape and they fairly sailed off my bookshelf! I have two John Grisham books--The Partner unabridged and The Rainmaker abridged--and a simply beautiful book by Erica Jong--Sappho's Leap unabridged--all on audio tape.  I confess, though, that I'm getting rid of them because cassettes have become obsolete for me personally.  I no longer have anything to play them on.  I've been spoiled with audio digital downloads. 




Date Posted: 1/10/2008 11:15 AM ET
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I'm still ordering them, but I do notice mine don't go to fast off my shelf . my audio c.d's go usually right away.

I haven't gotten into audio downloading yet, but will sooner or later, still have a tape player, I kind of wish audio cassetes would go down to one credit, since they arn't as popular as audio cd's

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 12:44 PM ET
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I agree, Susan.

Why not contact R&R and make that suggestion.

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 6:52 PM ET
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I've never done that before, but I can always try, I guess the worst thing they could do is say no. 

I would think they would move faster if they were 1 credit, I know I would order more, listen to more of my own to get them on the shelf, that still doesn't help with people who are just past this technology wise.


Subject: my 2 cents
Date Posted: 1/15/2008 3:34 PM ET
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I would say that how fast the tapes move all depends on how popular the print version is!

I can tell you that the cassette versions of books are VERY popular at the libraries here in Minneapolis. One advantage of the tapes is that you can pick up right where you left off without hunting around. While I am told that you can download some titiles for free now, and that there are some tweaks to the system so that the CD versions will pick up where you left off, to me it is so much simpler to just use the tape.

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 2:02 AM ET
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my friend who is legally blind uses tapes as well as cd's; so does my grandmother & others;

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 10:38 AM ET
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I order audio cassettes all the time, although I will admit that I look for deals so that I don't have to use two credits. Both my husband and I still have cassette players in our vehicles as do a number of people that we know, so we will continue to order them as long as they are available. My new stereo that I got for Christmas to use in my sewing room also has a cassette player in addition to a cd player so I'm good for both.

Subject: I find Cassettes Easier to use
Date Posted: 1/20/2008 6:23 PM ET
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I have a both CD players and Cassette players in both my car and my wife's.  Listening to audiobooks and courses is the only thing that makes my two hour commute tolerable.

Personally, I find cassettes are much easier for the car as you can go back to exactly where you left off if you eject the tape to take a phone call or give a colleague a ride, you don't have to try to remember what track you were on.

I am currently running the following specials on my entire shelf (mostly Action, Thriller & History):

Order 1 Book, PM me for 2 Books or 1 Audio,

Order 1 Book, PM me for 1 DVD

Order 1 Audio book, PM me for 2 Audios OR 2 DVDs OR 2 Books

Order 1 DVD, PM me for 2 Audios OR 2 Books

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 3:53 PM ET
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I think it really depends on the book and how bad someone wants it. I prefer cd's, but if I really wanted a particular book, and did not want to wait for the cd, I would order a cassette.

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 9:59 AM ET
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Well, I have only one audio (4 tape) cassette book (brand new sealed), and it's FREE with any order! You can find it in my profile. Patrick Robinson is a NYT bestselling  author.

The Shark Mutiny (audio book 4 cassettes) (sealed; unused) ISBN 0694525545

"Meticulous in its authenticity, terrifying and thrilling, this is the most dramatic story of rebellion on the high seas since The Caine Mutiny was written 50 years ag."

So if you place an order, PM me, as well as post here, and I wll include it.

 Thanks, Rose


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Date Posted: 1/29/2008 10:08 AM ET
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I work in an audio book store and we can't order books on cassettes anymore.  I see the libraries still get them but our distributor does not offer them so we are going to all cd's.  The distributors are really pushing the Mp3's now..and that is one cd that holds the whole book.  It's really nice to only have one cd but you have to have a cd player that holds the place in the book.  They used to offer this cd player with bookmarks but they don't any longer.  I read some things online that it wasn't working like it should.  Most of the pricer cd players will hold your book where you stop but I am not sure what cars do.  My husbands car does keep it's place on the cd..but if you take it out..then you have to search for where you left off.

Date Posted: 2/3/2008 12:57 PM ET
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I have listed several books on cassettes and have had no takers.I haven't bought any new ones lately but do pick some up at the local library sale.I have cassette players in my car,exercise room,and sewing room.

Subject: All I have is audio cassettes : )
Date Posted: 2/5/2008 8:58 PM ET
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I only have audio cassettes : ) All my audio books are on cassette format and have always been that way: )