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Subject: Books on Audio
Date Posted: 7/18/2008 11:33 AM ET
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I was wondering if any of you listen to Audiobooks.  So many people say "I could never listen to a book,  it would put me to sleep" but I love it.  It keeps my mind busy while I am doing housecleaning or projects such as painting that are normally boring!!! 

Date Posted: 7/18/2008 2:36 PM ET
Member Since: 3/21/2007
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I work on a computer all day at work making drawings so I bring them to work with me and listen to them through the day. It makes the day go faster and it is one more book that I have read, or listened to. Plus I think it is enjoyable listening to someone read it and use different voices for all the characters.


Date Posted: 7/18/2008 11:11 PM ET
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I listen to audios in the car.  I love it!

Date Posted: 7/19/2008 4:52 PM ET
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I love audio books! I listen to them instead of the radio these days. I used to read while I was driving on trips (yeah, yeah, I've heard it already lol ) and everyone in my family freaked so I switched to listening to them.  If you get the chance listen to The Nanny Diaries read by Julia Roberts. She is perfect for it. Also Can you Keep a Secret is really good too read by an English woman. I'm listening to Sex in the City these days.

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Date Posted: 7/27/2008 3:25 PM ET
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I love audio books.  I listen to them while doing yardwork, housework or walking the dog.  We recently drove from Whidbey Island Washington to Pittsburgh PA.  6 full days in the car-we came the long way and spent a few days in Reno.  I listened to: Chesapeake Blue by Nora Roberts, Fearless Fourteen and Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich and Hard Truth by Nevada Barr.  I loaded a bunch of books from the library onto my IPOD.  Right now I'm listening to Dark Magic by Christine Feehan when I walk the dog. 

We'll probably have a good week or 2 w/o cable or satellite when we get to the new house.  So those books on the IPOD will be great to listen to while unpacking.  I loaded up the last Harry Potter, several Christine Feehans, some Nora Roberts, Laurell K Hamilton and some classics (Pride & Prejudice and the Great Gatsby).  Plus a few others. 

The Stephanie Plum books are hysterical on audio.

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 5:10 AM ET
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I've also discoverd the audio downloads from teh library..I have to admit I wasn't wild about them at first because I discoverd there's a whole different set of 'skills' invovlved from using the eyes to using the ears..I found myself daydreaming and had to re-focus..now I almost prefer the audio because I can drive and listen, do dishes/cook and listen, sew and listen and the voices are entertaining..like Mary I've started doing a variety - downloaded a funny mystery/romance I'm listening ot now..gonnafind out if it vanishes from my mp3 in 3 weeks...the other downloads stay on themp3 but this is a different servic eoffered by 1 of the libraries in my area. I hope they remain but oh well didnt' cost me anything if they don't. but I downloaded a lot of Nora Roberts, JD Robb(love those on audio so far), Jennifer Crusie's agnes and the hitman - lot of characters iwth that one and at first hard to keep them all straight, debbie macomber..and some kid's books like wizard of oz, charlie and the chocolate factory, boxcar children's 1st 3 stories,  a couple of nancy drews, and some assorted stories new to me like the hot flash club and a couple of mysteries...